Lowndes County Board of Health

Purpose

The Lowndes County Board of Health has established and adopted bylaws for its own governance. The Board exercises responsibility and authority in all matters within the County pertaining to health unless the responsibility for enforcement of such is by law that of another agency. The Board takes such steps as may be necessary to prevent and suppress disease and conditions deleterious to health and to determine compliance with health laws and rules, regulations and standards adopted thereunder. The Board adopts and enforces rules and regulations appropriate to its function and powers, provided such rules and regulations are not in conflict with the rules and regulations of the Department. The Board receives and administers all grants, gifts, monies, and donations for purposes pertaining to health pursuant to this chapter, and the Board makes contracts and establishes fees for the provision of public health services. The Board contracts with the Department of Human Resources or other agencies for assistance in the performance of its functions (O.C.G.A. §31-3-4).

Members

The City of Valdosta has one appointment that fills the position which requires the board member to be a consumer or licensed nurse.  The Mayor serves during his/her elected term of office.  Members will serve a six-year term.

City

  • Dr. Mary Richardson (Vice Chairman) - Term Expires 12/31/22
  • Mayor Scott James Matheson - Serves while in office

County

  • Dr. Mark Eanes (Chairman) - Term Expires 12/31/23
  • Dr. Randy Smith (Secretary) - Term Expires 12/31/22
  • Frances Brown - Term Expires 12/31/25
  • Lowndes Co. Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter - Serves while in office
  • Lowndes Co. Superintendent Wes Taylor - Serves while in office

Meetings

The Lowndes County Board of Health meets five times per year (January, March, June, September, and November) at 7:30 a.m. at the Lowndes Co. Health Department, 1st Floor Conference Room, 206 South Patterson Street, Valdosta.   and a signed  to Teresa Bolden, City Clerk,  located in the City Manager and Mayor's office in City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601. 

More Information

For more information, please contact Teresa Bolden, City Clerk, at (229) 259-3503 or .