The Valdosta Police Department honored 34 personnel during a Service and Department Awards Ceremony on May 27. City officials, government employees and citizens gathered to honor the dedicated service of the outstanding men and women who make up the city's police force....Read more


The City of Valdosta’s Neighborhood Development Division has partnered with the Masters of Public Administration Program at the University of Georgia (UGA) to complete the 2021 Community Housing Survey.

The survey is done as part of the City’s process to complete a Community...Read more


With the upcoming holiday weekend, members of the Valdosta Fire Department want to remind residents of some practical outdoor barbecuing tips to help ensure a great and safe remembrance celebration.

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, over 19,000 people are...Read more


NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of...Read more


Fifteen local citizens graduated from the 12th annual Valdosta Government 101 Citizens Orientation at a ceremony on May 24, joining more than 250 graduates from the program to date.

The six-week program, an initiative of the Valdosta Mayor and City Council, attracted citizens from all...Read more


The City of Valdosta will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Sanitation Division will collect residential garbage only on Monday, May 31. Citizens who normally have their sanitation collected on Mondays should place their yard waste at the curbside by 5 a.m....Read more


Valdosta Fire Department Lieutenant Marcus Haynes was recognized for receiving the professional designation of "Fire Officer" (FO) at the Valdosta City Council meeting held on Thursday, May 20. Lieutenant Haynes is now one of only 555 FOs worldwide.

The designation program is...Read more

On May 21, 2021, VPD held it's Annual Crossing Guard/Parking Enforcement Banquet at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital. The staff at Greenleaf provided breakfast for all of our employees. VCS Superintendent Dr. Cason and Councilwoman Miller-Cody attended and also helped recognize Crossing Guards...Read more

On Friday, May 21, The City of Valdosta Stormwater Division held a "Make & Take" Rain Barrel Lunch and Learn to inform citizens about the use of Rain Barrels as a simple and inexpensive way to conserve water and reduce runoff.

City staff taught citizens how to build, install, and...Read more


On Monday, May 17, 2021, Mayor Scott James Matheson kicked off National Public Works Week in the City of Valdosta with an official Proclamation. Mayor Matheson met with Public Works officials to show appreciation for all the department does to increase the quality of life within the City....Read more


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