Mission Statement:

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.  

Core Values:

Team Work

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:  Joel Holmes
Our Board:
Tabitha Spooner, Chairwoman (City of Bainbridge Appointee)
Tynese Jones, Vice Chairwoman (Decatur County Appointee)
Carole Floyd, Board Secretary (City of Bainbridge Appointee)
Greg Smith, Board Member (Decatur County Appointee)
Jeff Findley, Board Member (City Appointee Appointee)
Winston Brock, Board Member (Decatur County Appointee)
Chris Hobby, City of Bainbridge Ex-Officio
Allen Thomas, Decatur County Ex-Officio

Upcoming Meetings:

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 Joe L. Sweet, Jr. Community Center at 601 Potter Street in Bainbridge.


View the 2020-2021 Budget.

Open Bids: 

There are no open bids at this time.