Gretchen’s ad ran next to her interview answers Sunday a week ago
in the Valdosta Daily Times.
Here’s why you should please vote for Gretchen tomorrow for Lowndes County Commission District 5.
Remember, not November: it’s a Special Election tomorrow, Tuesday May 20th.
Lowndes County, between
Hahira and Moody AFB.
Nonpartisan Special Election,
Lowndes County Commission Super District 5.
Please list experiences or experience that would benefit you in this office:
“My work experiences from the public and private sectors in
management, budgeting, and customer service prepare me to be a
County Commissioner. As a farmer and business owner, I am aware of
the challenges that face our community in providing opportunities
for economic development, in providing government services with
limited resources, and with keeping citizens informed about these
opportunities and services.
“The jewel of the South”, “a gem down here”, is what Scott James and Gretchen Quarterman
agreed Lowndes County could be, starting with local government transparency
and continuing with not waiting on Atlanta to build on local strengths such
as South Georgia Medical Center and Wiregrass Tech.
Local policy issues include what would happen to us if we got
20 inches of rain like Pensacola just did?
The county needs to be appropriately staffed and prepared for emergencies.
The Army Corps of Engineers study on flooding
will be presented at the next
Valdosta City Council Work Session (5:30 PM May 6th at City Hall)
with a public presentation afterwards (6:30 PM at City Hall Annex).
Gretchen added that
will be giving a Lowndes County Emergency Management
Continuity of Business Workshop 5:30-6:30 PM 5 May 2014
at the Lowndes County Administrative Building, 327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta.
Radio host Scott James noted,
In case nobody picked up on it, I just
quizzed Gretchen and she is involved.
She answered both very well.
Gretchen added that having things online for people who can’t
go to the meetings because they’re at work
would be very useful in getting more people engaged.
Scott James advocated livestreaming videos of meetings,
“or at least recorded and played back”.
Gretchen recounted an anecdote about wishing she could have
heard the recent Valdosta City Council meeting livestreamed.