Appointments upcoming by Lowndes County Commission

As mentioned by Lowndes County Commissioner Demarcus Marshall in the LCDP Monthly Meeting last night, Health, Planning, Tourism, Construction, and KLVB: this is said to be a list of the remaining appointments to be made by the Lowndes County Commission for the rest of this year. The source document didn’t say who’s currently on those boards, but I’ve added links to other sources where those could be found.

Remaining Appointments-2014

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

  • Vacant seat as of 7/13/14

Region 4 ha a Regional Planning Board:

The Region Four Planning Board represents 24 counties in the region. Members are appointed by their county commissioners; they are business and civic leaders with a strong interest in mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases as well as consumers or family members of consumers.

the Lowndes County members of which are: Dr. Sheila Crowley Cook and Dr. Linda Floyd.

Within Region 4 there are Behavioral Health Crisis Centers including:

VALDOSTA — serving Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner Counties

Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia
3116 N. Oak Street EXT
Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone: (229) 671 – 3500
24 crisis beds
6 temporary observation beds

That has its own web site which has a list of its board members with pictures. The Lowndes County members are:

  • Lowndes County, Vice-Chair
    Ms. Cindy Vickery, RPh
    Pharmacist, SGMC
  • Lowndes County
    Ms. Sheila Wakeley
    Retired LCSW
  • Lowndes County, Chair
    Mr. Shamb Purohit
  • Robert Woodward,
    Lowndes Co. Manager

Which of these two boards has an opening? Your guess is as good as mine. Why does the county leave us guessing?

Greater Lowndes Planning Commission

  • Jody Hall- Term expires 10/13/14
  • Vacant seat- Diondra Nichols resigned

GLPC has a nominating committee that is currently looking at around three candidates for the Diondra Nichols slot. Her term expired in 2014 anyway, so one can guess that this would be an appointment to a full five year term. According to the City of Valdosta’s GLPC web page Jody Hall’s term was 2013-2014, presumably brief because he was appointed to replace somebody else. The other Lowndes County appointiees are: Tommy Willis (2010-2015) and Franklin Bailey (2013-2018).

Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center & Tourism Authority Board

  • Commissioner Evans- Term expires 12/31/14
  • Gerone Anderson- Term expires 12/31/14

The Tourism Authority’s website says:

The VLCCCTA was created in 1999 under the provisions of the State of Georgia for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and operating the conference center and providing for tourism services. The entity is a jointly governed organization between the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County. The board of directors is composed of ten members. The City appoints four members and the County appoints four members. The City Manager and County Manager sit as Ex-Officio members on the board.

The Authority is funded through lodging taxes assessed by the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County. While the City and County fund the Authority via lodging taxes, they do not retain an ongoing financial interest or responsibility in the organization.

The Board meets in open session on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Meetings are generally at 8 AM but can be verified by calling the Authority at 229-245-0513.

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Molly Deese,
Emily Browning, CPA,
Rick Williams, Secretary/
Larry HansonEx-Officio
Joe PritchardEx-Officio

Valdosta-Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals

  • Vacant seat as of 6/30/14

The City of Valdosta’s web page on this board says the expiring seat is Tommy Radney’s, the terms are for three years, and the other two county appointees are Randall Crews (June 2016) and Jim Scruggs (June 2015). There’s also seat that rotates between city and county appointment, but I don’t know which one that is. Hm, all the terms expire in June, so the county is late to appoint somebody.


The Valdosta-Lowndes County Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals is responsible for reviewing and deciding specific appeals made by individuals concerning the interpretation or administration of the Construction Codes.

Keep Lowndes-Valdosta Beautiful

  • Vacant seat as of 7/22/14

KLVB’s board list says there’s a vacant Lowndes seat expiring in 2016. It also says Nick Hinson’s term expires in 2014. Hinson withdrew his name two weeks ago He works for Wild Adventures, so I predict somebody else who works there will be appointed. And the KLVB board list says the other county appointees are:

  • Carla Gervin, Chairman, Term: (Lowndes ’15), E-mail:
  • Rick Griffis, Treasurer, Term: (Lowndes ’15), E-mail:

-jsq, reposted from the LAKE blog.