VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - One South Georgia city is receiving statewide recognition for making it a great place to live, play and work.
Valdosta is one of only nine recipients in the state to receive the 2019 Live, Work, Play Award from the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine.
The group specifically acknowledged the city’s success in creating employment opportunities, collaborating with the school systems and the constant restoration of downtown.
“It was good to receive this award for downtown. It shows all the hard work that goes in behind the scenes," said City Spokesperson Ashlyn Becton.
Officials said that this award gives the city an opportunity to showcase to everyone what Valdosta has to offer. They shared that they are honored to be a part of a group making strides toward the same goals.