Valdosta Community Planning Month Events

Welcome to Valdosta’s Community Planning Month! Our theme this year is “Changing Face Of America”, which recognizes the key role planners play in envisioning the future and addressing the needs of our communities. For Tours or Lunch & Learns, please RSVP to, or 229-259-3563. The month-long celebrations and activities are listed below and are open for all citizens, staff, and elected officials. Additional information can be found at their website.

October 6, 8:30am-11:30am, Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful’s Rivers Alive by helping clean up Valdosta’s rivers and streams. Call (229) 671-3698 for more information.

October 10, at noon, “Traffic and Tribulations” Lunch & Learn Presentation, City Annex Multi-Purpose Room, 300 N Lee Street, with Traffic Manager Kevin Tolliver as he tells you the answers to your most frequently asked questions about traffic and traveling throughout Valdosta. Lunch is sponsored by Crews Engineering, Inc. Please RSVP at 229-259-3563.

October 12, at 2:00pm-3:30pm, Tour of Veolia Environmental Services -Where does your trash go? Come meet us at the City Hall Annex and we will give you a lift to the Landfill. Make sure you wear your old walking shoes! Please RSVP at 229-259-3563.

October 13, 11am, Lowndes County Historical Society, 305 W Central Ave, Valdosta Through Decades. Listen to Emily Foster, Historical Preservation Planner & Donald Davis, Museum’s Executive Director, as they tell you the intriguing stories of Valdosta’s Development from 1860-2010. 

October 17, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Tour of the Traffic Management Center, 310 East Adair Street. Meet with Transportation Manager Kevin Tolliver and Transportation Planner Corey Hull to discuss how we plan for roadway infrastructure and tour the state of the art Traffic Management Center. 

October 18 at noon, Five Points Re-development Project Lunch & Learn, in the City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room, 300 North Lee Street, with Assistant to the City Manager Mara Register to give you updates for the new public space! Please RSVP at 229-259-3563.

October 18, Clean Water Anniversary, Check out our 15 second commercial for EPA’s contest!

October 20, 10:00am, Historic Courthouse Square, Learn about “Gardens in the Community” at Farm Days, then shop around at the last Market day of the year.

October 23, 2:30-5pm, Planners Roundtable Discussion at VSU, hear from Valdosta’s Planner Matt Martin as he leads discussions on land use planning for institutional growth and other urban planning topics. Community and government planners invited! Please RSVP at 229-259-3563.

October 24, 10am-3pm, Valdosta Blood Drive in the Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 North Ashley St, during the City of Valdosta Annual Health Fair. Make an impact in your community, save a life!

October 25, 7:30-8:30pm, Enjoy a movie night out in Valdosta Downtown’s Dosta Theatre as we watch the “Greenest Building”.

October 26, at noon, 327 North Ashley Street, Lowndes County Administration Building, 2nd floor, Multi-Purpose Room, Lunch and Learn Presentation regarding Moody Air Force Base, the Southern Georgia Regional Commission Joint Land Use Study and Lowndes County. Enjoy lunch and see how local planners are promoting sustainable development initiatives surrounding MAFB. Please RSVP at 229-259-3563.

October 27 & 28, Moody Community Appreciation Day Show. Come and be a part of this memorable, spectacular aerial event and check out informational planning items and giveaways at the Community Planning Booth! See the elite U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Team!

October 29, 5:30pm, GLPC, 325 W Savannah Avenue-Come see real life planning as the Appointed Commissioners on the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission review various planning related issues.