Devan and Justin Martin welcomed a baby, Henry Harrison Martin to their family on July 21, 2017. Together, they are passionate about the community of Valdosta and take a “support local” approach to their lifestyle. They are members of the Valdosta Country Club where they serve on the social, golf, tennis, architectural and capital campaign committees. Justin was appointed in January 2018 to serve a 3 year term on the Board of Directors. They represented Lowndes County as members of the prestigious organization Leadership Georgia in the Class of 2015. They are volunteers for the Miracle League of Valdosta, which gives special needs children and adults the opportunity to play baseball. Devan and Justin are active members of Park Avenue United Methodist Church.
Separately, they have philanthropic and personal interests which allow them to give back to the community. Devan is a member of the Valdosta Junior Service League where she serves on various boards and committees. She is also the chapter adviser for the Kappa Beta Chapter of Phi Mu. Devan is a new member of the Cotillion Club. In 2017, Devan was on the United Way Prom Court where she and her partner raised over $7000 for the United Way. Devan gives to many charitable organizations each year in monetary and merchandise gifts through Only Options for various auctions, fundraisers, and events in Valdosta. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and entertaining. Even with their busy schedules, Devan’s biggest priority in life will always be giving time to her family and friends.
Justin is involved in many civic groups. He has served and/or is associated with the following boards and organizations: president of LAMP (Lowndes Associated Ministries to People) a local homeless shelter and food bank; member and class president of the Leadership Lowndes Class of 2011; board member at the Valdosta Country Club; board member of Easters Seals of South Georgia; board member of the Peach State Summer Theater (the Official Musical Theatre of the State of Georgia); member and past president of the Azalea City Kiwanis Club; member of the Board of Trustees for Epworth by the Sea, a Christian conference center and retreat on St. Simons Island endorsed by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He remains active in his fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Order, serving on the Delta Rho Alumni Council and as the President of Delta Rho Housing Corporation. In his free time, Justin enjoys reading, working out, playing golf, and spending time with his new son, Harris.