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As Marketing and Community Relations Manager of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority (VLCDA), Meghan’s primary role is to manage the overall strategic marketing initiatives and public relations activities related to economic development efforts, which include internal and external communications building community awareness and interest through social media, print media, web and other communication outlets.


After joining SEDC last year, Meghan jumped right in with her involvement. Most recently, she was on the host committee of the 2014 Young Professionals Meet the Consultants. We’ve loved having her as a member, and are excited to introduce her to the rest of you!


SEDC:  What’s your SEDC connection?

MD:  I attended my first SEDC event in October 2013. The Young Professional Meet The Consultants in Charlotte, North Carolina. I’ve attended the past two years in Chicago and Atlanta. I have to say, the YP Meet the Consultant event is great opportunity to network with site location advisors as well as peers in the South East in a friendly environment as well as providing recommendations on how to grow in your career within the local/regional/state economic development profession.



SEDC:  What is your favorite thing about working in economic development?


MD:  I am passionate about communities and thankful I get to serve my community through my career in economic development. I want to make our community stronger and a great place to live and work for our generation and for the next generation.



SEDC:  What is your favorite “hidden gem” in your community?


MD:  Fun, Flair, and Flavor in Downtown Valdosta! This was a $12 million investment in a Community Improvement District investment which reaped an astonishing fast return. Today, the restored and restarted Downtown Valdosta is more than a place; it is a five-senses cultural and commercial experience: art galleries, live music and theatre, cafes and dining establishments, salons and on-trend boutiques. I can often be found on the roof top bar at Steel Magnolias in Downtown Valdosta, Georgia. Steel Magnolias is an urban Southern restaurant, taking the roots of classic Southern cuisine and showing new way of looking at them using the best quality ingredients supporting local farmers and Artesian producers. You have to try the Pulled Pork Pimento Cheese Wong-Tongs; they are a “hit”!


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