To inspire and empower the residents of Bainbridge and Decatur County, of all ages and diversities, by providing fun competitive sports, special events and safe facilities that encourage health and wellness to strengthen individuals and our community.
How We Operate:
The BDCRA is a Municipal Authority, supported by various revenue sources: taxpayer funds from Bainbridge and Decatur County residents, program fees, rental fees and grants. A board of directors, which is made up of both Decatur County and Bainbridge representatives, manages the Authority. The Bainbridge City Council and the Decatur County Commission are charged with selecting their representatives, who each serve one to three-year terms. The Board works closely with BDCRA’s Executive Director, who is in charge of day-to-day operations, budgeting and manages the full-time staff. Anyone interested in serving on the BDCRA Board should apply through the City Council or the County Commission, respectively.
Executive Director: Al Kelley
Jeff Findley, Chairman (City of Bainbridge Appointee)
Brandon Conley, Vice Chairman (Decatur County Appointee)
Jeff Lynn, Board Member (Decatur County Appointee)
Babs Coyle, Board Member (City of Bainbridge Appointee)
Tynese Jones, Board Secretary (Decatur County Appointee)
Carole Floyd, Board Member (City of Bainbridge Appointee)
Chris Hobby, City of Bainbridge Ex-Officio
Allen Thomas, Decatur County Ex-Officio
Authority Board Meetings
The Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreation Authority Board meets the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. It is held at the Potter Street Community Center at 601 Potter Street in Bainbridge.