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Bruce Cain
Bruce Cain
Click here to read the Mayor's welcome letter.

Mayor Cain was born and raised in Hahira.  He is married to Billie Allen Cain and they have one son Alan and a beautiful granddaughter, Addison.  Mayor Cain retired from the City of Valdosta Engineering Department with 36 years of service.  Mayor Cain served as a City Councilmember from January 2008 until August 2013.  He brings with him his in-depth experience in municipal budgets, infrastructure construction, building renovation and new construction.  His goals are to (1) Give the citizens the very best in public safety by ensuring our Police and Fire Departments have the most modern equipment necessary to fulfill  their duties, (2) Put into place an I&I program repairing our sewer infrastructure, and (3) Implement a Downtown Development Authority to help preserve our Historical Downtown.
Mason Barfield
Mason Barfield
Council District 4 & Mayor Pro-Tem
Mason was born and raised in Hahira and after graduating from Lowndes High School (LHS), he received both a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education from Valdosta State University (VSU).  Mason worked for the family LP Gas Distribution business in Hahira from 1976-1982 before pursuing a career in high school and college education and athletics.  He served as a teacher and coached at LHS from 1982-85, Lassiter High School in Marietta from 1985-88, and two years as an instructor, coach, and assistant administrator at Kennesaw State University.  Starting in 1989, he spent 21 years building a new NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic program as Executive Director of Athletics at Clayton State University in Morrow.  During his professional career, he served in the Rotary Club of Clayton County, the Clayton County Tourism Authority, and as a City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem on the City Council of Morrow.  He also served two terms as the President of the Georgia Athletic Conference and served as Clayton State University’s Liaison to the Georgia Paralympics Committee during the 1996 Paralympic Games.  Mason retired from full-time employment with the University System of Georgia in 2011, and currently works in a part-time capacity with the Department of Athletics at VSU.  Mason resides in his home town of Hahira and serves as a City Councilman.  He is married to the former Elizabeth Biles from Bemiss, GA and have three children, Josh, Ryan, and Jesse, and three grandchildren, Mason, Kinley, and Lillian.

City of Hahira
102 South Church Street
Hahira, GA 31632  
Phone (229) 794-2330   Fax (229) 794-9310

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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.