In any other time, the impact of having three new county commissioners in Gwinnett County would be the main issue that came up when county leaders discuss transformational change and what they are looking forward to in the upcoming year at their annual two-day strategic planning retreat.
Mayor Scott James Matheson and the Valdosta City Council held their Annual Strategic Initiatives Summit (SIS) on March 19th and 20th at the Woman's Building in Valdosta. The retreat was moderated by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. During the Summit, the Mayor and Council received departmental reports from city staff and reports from executive directors of the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and the Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority.
A new Thomas County Public Library System director will assume duties in April.