Thank you for your interest in the One Valdosta-Lowndes and the development of a holistic community and economic development strategy. We will continue to update this page with ways for community members to be involved in the project’s progress.
Online Community Survey
The One Valdosta-Lowndes initiative launched an online survey to capture resident feedback about the community and how residents want to guide community and economic development over the next 15 years. The survey was open for approximately six weeks and was promoted via traditional and social media, garnering 629 total responses. The response while not large enough to be considered a representative sample, provides a broad perspective from the community as a whole to add to other sources, input and feedback as previously noted.
Themes in many of the comments submitted included topics of:
- Racial equality and inclusion;
- The need for higher-paying jobs that provide upward mobility; and
- Improved quality of place assets such as parks, bike trails and more diverse entertainment options for residents of all ages.
- Respondents are looking for a broad group of people to engage in the implementation of the plan.