Mission Statement:

The VLPRA continually strives to be the leading force in superior, affordable recreation services and facilities for all residents of Valdosta and Lowndes County.  The Authority aims to promote a high quality of life for the entire population and support residents’ values while growing a healthy, safe, and environmentally responsible community.

How we operate:

VLPRA is a Municipal Authority, supported by various revenue sources: taxpayer funds from Valdosta and Lowndes County residents, program fees, rental fees, and grants.  A board of directors, which is made up of both Lowndes County and Valdosta representatives, manages the Authority.  The Valdosta City Council and the Lowndes County Commission are charged with selecting their representatives, who each serve three-year terms.  The Board works closely with VLPRA’s Executive Director, who is in charge of day-to-day operations and manages the full-time and part-time staff.  Anyone interesting in serving on the VLPRA Board should apply through the City Council or the County Commission, respectively.    

Executive Director: George Page

Our Board:
Michael McDowell, Chairman (Lowndes Co. Appointee)
Dan Deaver, Board Member (Lowndes Co. Appointee)
Cisco Diaz, Board Member (City of Valdosta Appointee)
Andy Gibbs, Board Member (City of Valdosta Appointee)
Suzan Prince, Board Secretary (Lowndes Co. Appointee)
Stan Rome, Board Member (City of Valdosta Appointee)
Bubba Highsmith, Board Member (City of Valdosta Appointee)
Mark Barber, City of Valdosta Ex-Officio
Joe Pritchard, Lowndes County Ex-Officio


Upcoming Meetings:

Authority Board Meeting
The next Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th at 4:30 PM at VLPRA's main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street.

Finance Committee Meeting
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority Board's Facilities Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, September 19th at 3:45 PM at VLPRA's main office located at 1901 North Forrest Street.