She has interacted with the County Commission on rezoning notifications,
Comprehensive Plan updates,
and waste management.
She was appointed to the
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBOA)
by Lowndes County in 2008 and 2011.
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
This fall Gretchen
was inducted into
Valdosta Rotary Club.
She is also a member of the
Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce
Lake Park Area Chamber of Commerce.
She is a founding member of the
WWALS Watershed Coalition,
and of LAKE, the
Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Gretchen Quarterman lives in northern Lowndes County with her husband
on the land he grew up on.
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
Okra Paradise Farms.
Gretchen is a
Georgia Master Gardener.
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.
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
Gretchen Quarterman candidate questionnaire, VDT, 29 July 2012