Thrasher named Director of Community Development | Local News

VALDOSTA – Rachel Thrasher has joined the Lowndes County team as the new Director of Community Development.

As director, Thrasher’s roles will include project management, grant seeking, economic initiatives and social services, county officials said in a statement.

“We are fortunate to leverage Rachel’s vast experience and knowledge to lead this new collaborative Lowndes County department,” said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Executive. “Rachel will help bridge the gap between the county and our community while working with stakeholders to keep the county moving forward.”

Thrasher comes to Lowndes County with over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors, serving business leaders, community investors and regional partners. Her most recent position was as the Main Street Program Coordinator working for the City of Valdosta and the Central Valdosta Development Authority.

“I am honored and extremely excited to lead the Lowndes County Community Development Department,” Thrasher said. “I look forward to serving the community in this capacity and helping the county achieve its vision of being a vibrant, world-class place that everyone would be proud to call home.”

Norma P. Rex