K-12 Education in Lowndes/Valdosta –LCDP public meeting 2015-08-03

The state of K-12 education in Lowndes/Valdosta, by local education leaders and teachers. facebook event.

300x125 Classroom, in K-12 Education, by John S. Quarterman, for LowndesDems.org, 3 August 2015 Guest speakers include

  • Al Rowell (Director, Technology Staff, Lowndes County Schools),
  • James Martinez (VSU Professor of Education),
  • Dr. Mike Bochenko (VSU Professor of Education), and
  • Hannah Peverill (Teacher’s Harvest Coordinator).

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Open House, Transportation, VLMPO 2015-07-22

Pick any time Wednesday July 22nd to learn and comment on 300x224 ?, Tom Hochschild, Viviann Cody, Corey Hull, Tim Carroll, in 2040 Transportation Plan, VLMPO, by Tom Hochschild, for LowndesDems.org, 15 July 2015 transportation for Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the Valdosta Metro area. LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild went to the last one.

Public transportation was a major topic at three meetings this year of the Lowndes County Democratic Party, including one dedicated to it. LCDP adopted a Transportation Resolution 1 June 2015.

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Record signup for LCDP BBQ this evening

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Record signup for LCDP BBQ this evening: city candidates on transportation, environment, jobs and DPG Chair DuBose Porter

300x221 DuBose Porter, Chair, DPG, in LCDP Annual BBQ, by LCDP, for LowndesDems.org, 7 July 2015 Valdosta, July 7th — More than 80 people have already signed up for the annual Lowndes County Democratic Party BBQ, 6PM tonight at Mathis Auditorium, to hear candidates for local city elections talk about jobs, transportation, environment, property rights, and other issues raised at previous LCDP meetings, plus DuBose Porter, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. With good food (meat and vegetarian) from a local caterer and live music by local band Backstreet Blazers LCDP also directly helps the local economy tonight, as it does with its periodic Cash Mobs. Plus a political quiz by VSU's own Dr. LaPlant!

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Transportation Resolution –LCDP 2015-06-01

Transportation is about economy, environment, budgets, busses, trains, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians, development, and conservation. 300x232 Thoroughfare Plan Map Lowndes County [2003], in Community Agenda, by Greater Lowndes, for LowndesDems.org, 1 October 2006 After public transportation was an increasing topic of discussion at three Lowndes County Democratic Party meetings, including one dedicated to the subject, the Lowndes County Democratic Committee adopted this Transportation Resolution June 1st 2015. (PDF)

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help with this public policy work that helps elect Democrats!

And don’t forget the Annual LCDP BBQ with candidates for city office, DPG Chairman Dubose Porter, and live music by local band Backstreet Blazers, 6PM July 7th 2015 at Mathis Auditorium.

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Pictures of LCDP in Hahira 2015-04-20

Hahira restaurant El Carrisal had one long table packed and more people at another when the Lowndes County Democratic Party helped the local economy April 20th. Plus Hahira’s Mayor and police chief sat next to the window and discussed wastewater issues (Hahira has no current overflows). Continue reading

LCDP Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business –WCTV

WCTV covered “the life-blood of our economic community” Photo: WCTV and “the possibility of donating to the food bank” as the Lowndes County Democratic Party helped the local economy.

Come join us July 7th at Mathis Auditorium with city candidates and Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Dubose Porter at the annual LCDP BBQ, plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now!

Winnie Wright, WCTV, 3 March 2015, Cash Mob Event Draws Attention To Local Business,

“Stand with us to support local business”, was the message behind a cash mob event held today at Stan’s Quality Meats. The Lowndes County Democratic Party drew attention on the locally-owned and operated grocery store and its economic impact.

Tom Hochschild, Lowndes County Democratic Party chairman says, “We feel like these are the life-blood of our economic community. So when you shop locally, Continue reading

Transportation took off at LCDP May Meeting 2015-05-04

Update 2015-07-03: LCDC Transportation Resolution, plus links to previous meetings.

After the potluck, the audience pitched in with very lively discussion (Why do we have bus stops but no buses? Every road is also a subsidy!) with the panelists at the May LCDP meeting:

  • John Gayle, (Mayor, Valdosta)
  • Demarcus Marshall (Lowndes County Commissioner District 4)
  • Jim Galloway, (Executive Director, Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority)
  • Corey Hull, (Transportation Planner, Valdosta-Lowndes MPO)

Valdosta City Council Tim Carroll and Lowndes County Commissioner Joyce Evans were also in the room.

Please also like the Facebook Page for “Public Transportation in Valdosta, Lowndes Georgia”: https://www.facebook.com/PublicTransportationForValdosta. As WCTV said in its coverage of this meeting: “Public transportation, or the lack-there-of, has been a hot-button issue in Valdosta for many years.” This is hardly the first time LCDP has discussed transportation. In addition to the previous two monthly meetings (“Supporting Local Business” and “City Matters”), see for example Corey Hull’s presentation of August 2014.

At the end of the May meeting Jim Parker announced he was running for Valdosta City Council At Large with transportation as one of his main issues.

Come hear all candidates for municipal elections at the LCDP BBQ 6PM July 7th at Mathis Auditorium. Local elected officials affect us all most directly, as Dr. Dennis Marks, LCDP Vice Chair for Elections, reminded us, And DuBose Porter, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia will be there, plus fine BBQ (both meat and vegetarian) and the traditional political quiz by Dr. LaPlant, and plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now! If you can’t come to the BBQ, you can still Continue reading

LCDP cash mob helps benefit Valdosta economy –WALB

The Lowndes County Democratic Party doesn’t just talk about supporting local business, it does something about it. Local TV station WALB got some good pictures at Stan’s Quality Meats and Grocery. Come join us July 7th at Mathis Auditorium with city candidates and Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Dubose Porter at the annual LCDP BBQ, plus live music by a local band. You can reserve now!

Colter Anstaett, WALB, 3 March 2015, Cash mob helps benefit Valdosta economy, Continue reading

Backstreet Blazers to play LCDP BBQ 2015-07-07

Bridgette Hylick, Tom Hochschild, and The Backstreet Blazers band will be performing at the Lowndes County Democratic Party BBQ at Mathis Auditorium in Valdosta, GA, 6PM Tuesday, July 7.

Get your tickets now: www.lowndesdems.org for music, food, local candidates for city offices, and Dubose Porter, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Continue reading

LCDP BBQ with DPG Chairman Dubose Porter and Municipal Candidates 2015-07-07

LCDP meetings discuss local matters that matter in local elections, such as City Matters in April, Public Transportation in May, Environment and Property Rights in June. July is the annual LCDP BBQ, this time with candidates for municipal elections and the Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, plus all of the above Local Maters and more. Facebook event.

300x388 BBQ-Reservation-2015-001, in LCDP Annual BBQ, by LCDP, for LowndesDems.org, 7 July 2015 Lowndes County Democratic Party
Annual Barbecue
Local Matters for Local Elections
DPG Chairman: Dubose Porter
Municipal Candidates

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Mathis Auditorium
2300 North Ashley Street Valdosta, GA 31602
Tickets $25.00 (Children under 12, $12.50)
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