The City of Valdosta Government 101 Applications Now Open

The City of Valdosta invites its citizens to gain an insider's perspective on their city government by participating in the annual Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation. This initiative, spearheaded by the Valdosta Mayor and City Council, offers a unique opportunity for community members to delve into the workings of municipal governance.

Who Can Apply:

  • Residents of Valdosta who are interested in understanding their city government.
  • Up to five high school seniors enrolled in the program with a parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must be U.S. citizens (City of Valdosta residency not mandatory)
  • Limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Apply: Completed applications can be submitted to the Public Information Office at Valdosta City Hall Annex, 300 N Lee Street, or conveniently completed online at

by the March 25, 2024, deadline.

The Program:

  • Duration: Six consecutive Mondays, starting April 15, 2024. 
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Content: Comprehensive insights into city government programs and services

Graduation Ceremony: Participants who complete the program will be honored in a special graduation ceremony on May 20.


  • Background investigation as part of the application process
  • Completion of a separate criminal history form (obtained upon applying)
  • Felony or recent serious misdemeanor convictions may result in exclusion.
  • Personal information is treated with utmost confidentiality.

For more information, please contact the Public Information Officer at 229-259-3548.

Don't miss this chance to connect with your city and be an informed participant in the democratic process. Apply for Valdosta Government 101 today!