Upcoming Events!

The City of Hahira participates and sponsors events throughout the year.  Below you will find upcoming events to get involved in!

MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE-DAY  

AMNESTY DAY

For more information on any of these events, feel free to contact Hahira Public Works at 229-794-3747, or you may e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  





Amnesty Day for City of Hahira

2nd Annual Amnesty Day
Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
6769 Union Road, Hahira


City of Hahira Utility Customers Only!

Participants MUST show current utility bill to enter on the day of the event!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Only the following items will be accepted during this event:

  • Household Paints (Latex and Oil)
  • Household Cleaners
  • Cooking Oil/Grease
  • Bleaches & Chlorine (including Pool Chemicals)
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Automotive & Household Batteries
  • Motor Oil/Transmission Fluid/Antifreeze
  • Paint Thinners
  • Wood Strippers
  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Insect Sprays & Rodent Killers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Propane & Butane Tanks
  • Electronics
  • Materials containing asbestos


For more information, please feel free to contact us at Public Works:  229-794-3747 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Volunteer and Educational Opportunities

Volunteer and Educational Opportunities

The City of Hahira participates in various activities and events to keep our city and and water sources clean and free of pollution.  

October 22, 2016:  Community Clean-Up Day!  Contact 229-794-3747 for more information!

October 15, 2016:  Amnesty Day

To set up an event, or learn more about community cleanup events, please contact us at 229-794-3747, or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


BMPs (Best Management Practices)

BMPs

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) defines a best management practice (BMP) as both structural devices to store or treat  stormwater runoff and non-structural programs or practices which are designed to prevent or reduce the pollution of the waters of the State of Georgia.

Structural BMPs can be thought of as engineering solutions to stormwater management.  Structural BMPs are used to treat stormwater at the point of generation or the point of discharge.  They can serve many different functions based on their design.  Some structural BMPs are designed particularly for urban areas, whereas others may be designed for agriculture or forestry.

Non-structural BMPs are just that, non-structural.  There are no physical structures associated with these types of BMPs.  They are designed to limit the amount of pollutants available in the environment that would potentially end up in stormwater runoff.  Non-structural BMPs typically lessen the need for the more costly structural BMPs.  This can be achieved through education, management and development practices.

Structural BMP examples include:
  • Rain Barrel
  • Rain Garden
  • Buffer Strips and Swales
  • Native Plants
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Pervious Pavement
Non-structural BMP examples include:
  • Picking up after your pet
  • Washing your car on the grass
  • Getting a soil test
  • Disposing of yard debris properly
  • Disposing of paint and chemicals properly
For more information, please contact us at 229-794-3747, or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Bruce Cain
Bruce Cain
Mayor
Click here to read the Mayor's welcome letter.

Mayor Cain was born and raised in Hahira.
He is married to Billie Allen Cain and they have one son Alan and a beautiful granddaughter, Addison.
Mayor Cain retired from the City of Valdosta Engineering Department with 36 years of service.
Mayor Cain served as a City Councilmember from January 2008 until August 2013.
He brings with him his in-depth experience in municipal budgets, infrastructure construction, building renovation and new construction.
His goals are to give the citizens the very best in public safety by ensuring our Police and Fire Departments have the most modern equipment necessary to fulfill  their duties.  
Put into place an I & I program repairing our sewer infrastructure. 
Implement a Downtown Development Authority to help preserve our Historical Downtown.
IF WE FAIL TO PLAN, THEN OUR PLAN IS TO FAIL!
 
Terry Benjamin
Terry Benjamin
Council District 1
Terry Benjamin was first elected in November 2001; he is a lifelong resident of Hahira and a successful product of the Lowndes County School System.  He has been employed by Bobby Dodd Institute for over five years and supervises a Postal contract. Councilman Benjamin is married to Shareka Benjamin and they have two wonderful children.

His reason for running for office was to ensure that accountability and transparency in the local government was afforded to the citizens of Hahira. 
 
Patrick Warren
Patrick Warren
Council District 3
Patrick is a native Hahira-ian, and was born here at Smith Hospital and delivered by Dr. Parrot. He grew up on Stanfill Street and attended Lowndes County Schools. After high school, he proudly served in the United States Navy from 1997 to 2003 where he met and married his wife, Amy. After the Navy, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University and worked at the Valdosta Daily Times as a photographer. He then went to law school and now prosecutes as an Assistant District Attorney in Berrien County. Patrick served two terms on Hahira’s Ethics Committee and is committed to making Hahira the best place in South Georgia to call home. Amy is a high school English teacher and they have three sons, Jack, Sam, and Ben. 
 
Mason Barfield
Mason Barfield
Council District 4
Mason was born and raised in Hahira, Georgia.  After graduating from Lowndes High School, he received both a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education from Valdosta State University.  Mason worked for the family LP Gas Distribution business in Hahira, GA from 1976-1982 before pursuing a career in high school and college education and athletics.  He served as a teacher and coach three years at Lowndes High School from 1982-85, three years at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia from 1985-88, then two years as an instructor, coach, and assistant administrator at Kennesaw State University.  Starting in 1989, he spent twenty-two years building a new NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic program as Executive Director of Athletics at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.  During his professional career, Mason served in the Rotary Club of Clayton County, served on the Clayton County Tourism Authority, and served as a City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem on the City Council of Morrow, Georgia.  He also served two terms as the President of the Georgia Athletic Conference and served as Clayton State University’s Liaison to the Georgia Paralympics Committee during the 1996 Paralympic Games.  Mason retired from full time employment with the University System of Georgia in 2011, and now works in a part-time capacity with the Department of Athletics at Valdosta State University.  Mason now resides in his home town of Hahira and serves as a City Councilman in Hahira, Georgia.  Married 37 years to the former Elizabeth Biles from Bemiss, GA, they have three children, Josh, Ryan, and Jesse, and two grandchildren, Mason and Kinley.
 
Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis
Council District 2
Coming soon.