Georgia Cities Week

Each year, the City of Valdosta observes Georgia Cities Week during the last week in April, along with cities across the state of Georgia. The activities are planned around this year's theme "Georgia Cities: Building The 2020 Vision" which spotlights Valdosta’s important role in creating community gathering spaces and driving economic development. The week also provides opportunities to show appreciation to our residents, public servants and city employees who serve the community year-round.

Georgia Cities Week Events

The City of Valdosta encourages all citizens to join the celebration! There's something for everyone!

Monday | April 20

Customer Appreciation Day

Customers may browse city information on display at the Customer Service Center, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., while enjoying some complimentary refreshments. The Customer Service Center is located at 102 N. Lee Street. 

Wednesday | April 22

Economic Development Lunch & Learn | Woman's Building - 1409 N Patterson St

Learn about Economic Development in our Community.  This workshop will take place at the Woman's Building from 12-1 p.m. Reserve seat by calling 229-259-3548. Only 30 seats available

Thursday | April 23

City Employee Appreciation Luncheon

City officials will serve lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to city employees at John W. Saunders Memorial Park to show their appreciation for the work city employees do year-round.

City Blood Drive

Give the gift of life at the American Red Cross City Blood Drive, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at John W. Saunders Memorial Park

City Council Meeting/Announcement of Mayor's Youth Art Contest Winners

Mayor Scott Matheson will announce the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the Mayor's Youth Art Contest at the City Council meeting, among other city business. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., at Valdosta City Hall, located at 216 E. Central Avenue.

Friday | April 24

Job Shadow Day

Students from Valdosta High School Advancements via Individual Determination (AVID) program will job shadow city department heads and give presentations to the Mayor, City Council members, and staff at a luncheon. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday | April 25

Great American Clean Up | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Great American Cleanup, a grassroots beautification, litter prevention, and community improvement program, is the signature event of Keep America Beautiful.  Citizens wanting to volunteer can call Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful at (229) 671-3698 or email at astrickland@valdostacity.com.  Strickland says, “Remember, litter will not pick itself up.  Please come out and help our communities in need.”

FREE Scrap Tire Recycling Event | 9 AM - 1 PM

In an effort to keep our community clean, citizens are encouraged to bring in residential scrap tires for FREE disposal. Tires must be of regular car/truck size and off rim. No commercial, over-sized or tractor/equipment tires will be accepted. 

Songwriter Showcase - Dosta Playhouse | 8 PM

Join us in Downtown Valdosta as we bring the Music City's "Bluebird Cafe" to town! 

Public Information
229-259-3548
Public Information Officer
Location

Valdosta City Hall 
261 E Central Ave Suite #301
Valdosta, GA 31601