Gretchen for Lowndes
    Gretchen Quarterman
for Lowndes County Commission

About Gretchen Quarterman in 2012

Below is material from her 2012 campaign. And see what she's done since then.

Gretchen speaking to the Lowndes County Commission Gretchen at ZBOA Active in the community in several areas, Gretchen is serving her second term on the Zoning Board of Appeals. She is a regular attendee at the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission, the Valdosta City Council, and sometimes at Hahira City Council meetings. An avid observer, Gretchen has decided to take the next step in service and run for County Commission Chairman.

Gretchen at Lowndes County Commission public hearing on Comprehensive Plan Gretchen as member of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA) She has interacted with the County Commission on rezoning notifications, wellhead protection, Comprehensive Plan updates, and waste management. She was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA) by Lowndes County in 2008 and 2011.

Gretchen as Chairman of the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) In 2008, Gretchen Quarterman was elected at the Lowndes County Democratic Caucus to serve on the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP) Commitee. She is currently serving a two year term as LCDP Chairman. At each monthly meeting she invites a speaker, among them the executive directors of Parks and Rec and of the Industrial Authority.

Gretchen inducted into Valdosta Rotary Club This fall Gretchen was inducted into Valdosta Rotary Club. WWALS logo She is also a member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Park Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a founding member of the WWALS Watershed Coalition, and of LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

John and Gretchen Quarterman wedding, Lowndes County, Georgia, 1993 Gretchen Quarterman lives in northern Lowndes County with her husband John on the land he grew up on. Gretchen picking okra at Okra Paradise Farms Gretchen and John were married in Lowndes County in 1993 and moved here permanently in 2007. Gretchen has focused her time at home in our county on farming, reforestation, and enjoying the out of doors at Okra Paradise Farms.

Gretchen becomes a Master Gardener Gretchen volunteering at Lowndes County Extension Gretchen is a Georgia Master Gardener. She volunteers regularly at the Lowndes County Extension, helping the County Agent with many home owner concerns. She sells vegetables at the Valdosta Farm Days and sometimes at the Hahira Farmers Market at the Caboose.

Gretchen digging potatoes at Okra Paradise Farms Gretchen at Hahira Farmers Market Raised in Western New York, in the Buffalo/Niagara area, Gretchen worked at the University at Buffalo managing university computing infrastructure, and wrote a book about hiring appropriate people. She also has worked with a wide variety of people as a consultant and as an officer of an Internet start up company, solving problems with an open mind.

Gretchen Quarterman running for commission chair,
by David S. Rodock, VDT, 8 May 2012

VDT campaign announcement 2012-05-08

Gretchen Quarterman candidate questionnaire, VDT, 29 July 2012

VDT questionnaire 2012-07-29

Gretchen Quarterman candidate questionnaire, VDT, 14 October 2012

VDT questionnaire 2012-10-14

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