The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) is a governmental agency setting the framework of the area’s physical and socio-economic planning. The commission is responsible for land use and environmental review, preparing plans and policies, and providing information to and advising the various municipalities and agencies on issues relating to the macro-scale development of the area.
The mission of the GLPC is to look beyond short-term solutions in planning for the future of the Greater Lowndes community; to imporove the public health, safety, convenience and welfare; and to provide for the social, econoimc and physical development of communities on a sound and orderly basis, within a governmental framework and economic environment which fosters constructive growth and efficient administration.
The Planning Commission is a joint advisory board, comprised of ten citizens of various backgrounds, appointed by the elcted officials of each governing body within Lowndes County. The City of Hahira has one appointee; the City of Valdosta has four; Lowndes County, three; and the cities of Lake Park and Dasher each have one.
Regular meetings (Public Hearings) of the GLPC are held the last Monday of each month at 5:30 PM in the South Health District Office Conference Room at 325 West Savannah Avenue. Work Sessions are held the second to last Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at the same location. These meetings are open to the publc.
The City of Valdosta handles Planning and Zoning Services for the City of Hahira through intergovernmental agreement. For more information, contact the City of Valdosta Planning and Zoning Division of the Community Development Department at (229) 259-3563.