Board members needed for new Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreational Authority

Sports-RecreationThe youth and adult sports programs currently operated by Bainbridge Leisure Services will be operated by a joint Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreational Authority starting January 1, 2017.

The Recreational Authority will be up and running in a planning and preparation mode starting July 1 of this year, and Decatur County government will begin collecting and setting aside money for the authority later this year.

The Recreational Authority, which will soon be in charge of youth baseball, softball and football leagues and other programs offered in Decatur County, will be overseen by a board of directors, consisting of six people. The authority will also have employees to run the recreational programs; likely a mix of current Bainbridge Leisure Services employees and Decatur County employees.

The Bainbridge City Council and Decatur County commissioners each get to pick three board members. Once appointed, the board members will choose a chairman

Anyone who is interested in serving on the Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreational Authority is asked to contact either the city or county government.


People who wish to be considered for a board spot chosen by Decatur County commissioners are asked to write a letter of interest. Letters of interest can be emailed to County Clerk Beverly King at

Letters can also be mailed to:

Decatur County Commissioners
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, GA 39818


People who wish to be considered for a board spot chosen by the Bainbridge City Council can submit a letter of interest by emailing City Clerk Allie Godwin at

Letters can also be mailed to:

Mayor Edward Reynolds
P.O. Box 158
Bainbridge, GA 39818



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