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Fort Valley Resident Appointed to Strengthen the Organization’s Commitment to Transforming Vision Services in Georgia and Access to Vision Care

Atlanta, GA (February 2024) – Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, the state’s top organization for providing vision services for children, adults, and seniors who otherwise do not have access to vision care, is pleased to announce the Board of Directors.  Their fresh viewpoints and knowledge will help advance the organization’s goal of providing clear vision to more Georgians.

A native of Roberta, GA, Martha McAfee is a retired City and County Administrator after serving 30 years in the local government arena.  She is currently serving as the Economic|Community Development Manager at the Fort Valley Utility Commission. She has been a member of the Fort Valley Lions Club for 4 years.

Martha received her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Waldorf University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Tift College of Mercer University. 

“I am always looking for opportunities to serve because I firmly believe that is why God created us… to serve others,” said McAfee.

“We’re fortunate to have Martha as a Board Member of Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Board,” said Tammera Sears of Cordele, Ga., Chair of Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. “As a highly respected member of her community, she brings valuable experience to further enhance and balance the diverse skills on the Board and advance our vision service initiatives. We look forward to benefiting from her expertise and insights as Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation continues to transform vision services via unique programs for children, adults and seniors in Georgia.”


About Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.
As one of the most comprehensive statewide non-profit vision services provider organizations in Georgia, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. is the trusted
leader in providing improved sight to Georgians who are uninsured and underinsured. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to provide vision with education, detection, prevention, and treatment. Through strategic partnerships and mobilizing healthcare professionals, research, and technology, we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for Georgians in financial need. Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. is the largest vision care provider for uninsured and underinsured residents in the state, managing more than 7,000 patient visits annually at a full-service optical clinic, three glasses-only clinics, mobile clinics, Title 1 elementary school vision screening initiative, and the new statewide tele-optometry program to address the unmet vision needs of Georgians. Consistently ranked among the top non-profit organizations in Georgia, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. has impacted the lives of Georgians for nearly 75 years thanks to generous support from the community. Visit for more information.