News Release: City of Valdosta
The City of Valdosta will swear in three City Council members during the first City Council meeting of the New Year, on Thursday, Jan. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Those taking office include Sandra Tooley, who begins her first term as the Councilwoman for District 2; City Councilman Alvin Payton, re-elected to represent District 4; and City Councilman Robert Yost, re-elected to represent District 6.
The Honorable James G. Tunison, Jr., Superior Court Judge of the Southern Judicial Circuit, will preside over the swearing in ceremony for Councilwoman Tooley. The Honorable Richard M. Cowart, Superior Court Judge of the Southern Judicial Circuit, will preside over the swearing in ceremonies for both Councilmen Payton and Yost.
Following the induction ceremony, the Mayor and Council by majority vote will elect a member of the City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem, who serves in the Mayor’s absence. The elected Mayor Pro Tem will also be sworn in at the Jan. 9 City Council meeting.
The City Council meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 216 E. Central Avenue. For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (229) 259-3548.