Nine Opportunities to Serve in New Year

Valdosta-Lowndes County residents who have made serving their community a New Year’s resolution have until Wednesday, Feb. 1, to apply for one of nine city appointments to serve on a board, commission, authority or advisory committee.

The Valdosta City Council will vote on the new appointments at their Feb. 9 City Council meeting to fill the following terms: 

  • Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful (1) *
  • Valdosta Historic Preservation Commission (2)
  • Valdosta Housing Board of Adjustments and Appeals (2) *
  • Valdosta Tree Commission (1) *
  • Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Committee (3)

* NOTE: These appointments will fill unexpired terms.

“These appointments are designed to give citizens a voice in their local government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents in our community,” said Valdosta Mayor John Gayle. “Participation on one of these organizations is one of the most effective steps a citizen can take in becoming an active voice in local government.”

The City of Valdosta advertises for these appointments on a quarterly basis to ensure that citizens have the knowledge of these opportunities to serve. The appointments are made in February, May, August, and November or as vacancies occur.

Applicants must review the Membership Requirements and Code of Ethics Booklet, complete a General Board Application, and sign a Code of Ethics form. These documents are available for download at, by clicking the “Boards & Commissions” tab from the “Administration” drop-down menu. 

Information about boards, commissions, authorities, and advisory committees, their mission and purpose, and meeting times are also located on the city’s website. For additional information, contact Valdosta City Clerk Teresa Bolden at 229-259-3503 or at