They’re aiming at
20 August 2014 for a meeting with local educational
and business leaders.
After mulling it over for more than two years,
VLCIA waited until somebody in Atlanta told them to, and finally
added a trading name of Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority (VLDA),
which two board members immediately said wrong.
Still, much actual thought, discussion, investigation and potential
courses of action was presented, especially in the
Executive Director’s Report
and in the answers to
Alvin Payton’s questions.
Only three board members attended
VLCIA’s first meeting in its new office near the hospital:
Roy Copeland, Vice-Chairman Jerry Jennett (presiding), and new member
Georgia Power VP Terri Lupo, who
was just appointed to VLCIA by the Lowndes County Commission.
They did not have the
expected officer nominating committee report, because
Chairman Mary Gooding and Tom Call were not there;
they barely had a quorum with 3 out of 5 board members.
Also attending were Lowndes County Chairman
John Gayle, and Valdosta City Council
All three spoke in Citizens To Be Heard, as did I, delivering
the traditional welcome gift.
This move uptown leaves their old building to
Sabal Trail and its proposed fracked methane pipeline.
Has VLCIA ever developed an opinion on
the agenda, with links to the videos, followed by
a video playlist.
Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Industrial Authority Conference Room
103 Roosevelt Drive
Monthly Meeting Agenda