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City Government

The City of Fort Valley is governed by a council-manager form of local government. Six members serve on the city council. Two members of city council are elected at-large and four are elected by district. They all serve staggered four-year terms. The mayor is selected via popular vote in an at-large election and serves a four-year term.

The mayor and council can be contacted at:

Fort Valley City Hall
P.O. Box 956
204 West Church St.
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030

FAX: 478-825-3654

Mayor's Office: 478-825-8567
Mayor's FAX: 478-825-3654


The City of Fort Valley employs a full-time administrative staff under the supervision of the City Administrator who is the chief executive officer of the City.  The City Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of the City. The administration department handles the day-to-day administration and financial management of the City. An annual budget is adopted each year. The City's fiscal year ends with the month of September.

The city administrator and other administrative staff can be contacted at:

James A. Woods, City Administrator
P.O. Box 956
204 West Church St.
Fort Valley, Ga. 31030

FAX: 478-825-3654

Services Provided

The City of Fort Valley and the Fort Valley Utility Commission directly provide the following services to residents:

  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Wastewater collection and treatment
  • Natural gas
  • Electricity
  • High speed internet
  • Fire protection
  • Police protection
  • Animal control
  • Construction and code enforcement
  • Planning and zoning