The mission of the Greater Lowndes Planning
Commission (GLPC) is to look beyond short-term solutions in planning
for the future of the Greater Lowndes community; to improve the public
health, safety, convenience and welfare; and to provide for the social,
economic and physical development of communities on a sound and orderly
basis, within a governmental framework and economic environment which
fosters constructive growth and efficient administration.
The Planning Commission is a joint advisory
board, comprised of ten citizens of various backgrounds, appointed by
the elected officials of each governing body. The City of Valdosta has
four appointments; the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners has three
appointments; and the cities of Hahira, Lake Park, and Dasher each have
one appointment. Members are appointed for five-year terms.
The current members of the Commission are:
City of Valdosta
- Chip Wildes (2000-2015)
- Johnny P. Ball, III (2006 – 2014)
- Lou McClendon (2007 - 2012)
- Jennifer Powell (1998 - 2013)
- Tommy Willis (2005-2010)
- Bill Slaughter (2008-2013)
- John Page (2009-2014)
- Diondra Nichols (2009-2014)
City of Dasher
- W. G. Walker, Jr. (2007 - 2012)
City of Hahira
- Ted Raker (fill unexpired term of John Bailey) - (2007 - 2012)
City of Lake Park
- Ken Sherrill (2004 - 2012)
Regular meetings (Public Hearings) of the
GLPC are held the last Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Lowndes
County Board of Commissioners meeting room at 325 W. Savannah Avenue.
Worksessions are held the second to last Monday of each month at the
Southern Georgia Regional Commission (327 W. Savannah Avenue)
at 5:30pm. These meetings are open to the public.
Interested in Serving:
resident interested in serving on the GLPC should submit a
completed application to the City Clerk, located in
the City Manager and Mayor's office in City Hall (216 E. Central
Avenue). Residents residing in unincorporated Lowndes County or the
cities of Hahira, Lake Park, or Dasher should contact their respective
information, contact the Planning and Zoning Division
of the Community Development Department at (229) 259-3563 or E-mail.
You may also visit the GLPC website.