Tree Board

The Tree Board consists of local volunteers to advise the city on tree-related issues and area beautification initiatives.   The Hahira Tree Board was formed by the Hahira Mayor and City Council in the early 1990s to regulate the planting and maintenance of trees in public places and improve the general welfare of the citizens by promoting informed management of the city's urban forest.

Board Members
  • John Adams
  • Kathy Ingram
  • Scott Miller

Hahira: Tree City USA
The Tree Board is a key component of Hahira's status as a Tree City USA.  This is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America.  Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management.  These four core standards are:
  • Maintaining a tree board or department
  • Having a community tree ordinance
  • Spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry
  • Celebrating Arbor Day
To learn more about Tree City USA, visit Arbor Day Foundation.  

Greater Lowndes Planning Commission

The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) is a governmental agency setting the framework of the area’s physical and socio-economic planning. The GLPC is responsible for land use and environmental review, preparing plans and policies, and providing information to and advising the various municipalities and agencies on issues relating to the macro-scale development of the area. 

The mission of the GLPC is to look beyond short-term solutions in planning for the future of the Greater Lowndes community; to imporove the public health, safety, convenience and welfare; and to provide for the social, econoimc and physical development of communities on a sound and orderly basis, within a governmental framework and economic environment which fosters constructive growth and efficient administration.

The GLPC is a joint advisory board, comprised of ten (10) citizen members of various backgrounds, appointed by the elected officials of each governing body within Lowndes County.
  • City of Hahira has one (1) member
  • City of Dasher has one (1) member
  • City of Lake Park has one (1) member
  • City of Valdosta has four (4) members
  • Lowndes County has three (3) members

The GLPC Regular Meetings are held the last Monday of each month at 5:30 PM in the South Health District Office Conference Room at 325 West Savannah Avenue Valdosta, Georgia.  Work Sessions are held the second to last Monday of each month at 5:30 PM at the same location.  These meetings are open to the public.

 Additional Information
The City of Valdosta handles all Planning and Zoning Services for the City of Hahira through an intergovernmental agreement.  For more information, contact the City of Valdosta Planning and Zoning Division at (229) 259-3563 or visit their website.