Mayor & City Council

The Mayor and City Council are the legislative body of the City. It is their responsibility to establish and amend city policies through the enactment of ordinances and resolutions.  In 1976 the Mayor and Council elected to establish the council-manager form of government which allows for a democratically elected Mayor and Council. A City Manager is appointed by the council and delegated authority and responsibility to ensure services are provided in a timely and cost effective manner, to prepare and implement an annual budget, and to manage the City of Bainbridge work force and the day-to-day operations of the city.

The Mayor and Council are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve staggered four-year terms resulting in a city election every two years. District A is represented by two members and District B is represented by three members. The Mayor and Councilperson for Seat 1 are elected on an at-large basis and represent the entire city.

Council meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and also on the first Tuesday of February, May, August, and November in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The City Manager's Executive Assistant, Crystal Hines, also acts as the City Clerk. Crystal can be contacted for information pertaining to Ordinances, Resolutions, City Council Agendas & Minutes, Municipal Code, Elections, Open Records, Authorities, Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Committees.  Crystal is also the official custodian of the city seal to be affixed to legal documents upon request, and provide notary public services for city legal requirements, contracts, and agreements.  Crystal can be reached at 229-400-9313.


Mayor Edward Reynolds (At-Large)

Council Meeting Minutes & Agendas
Recent Ordinances & Resolutions


January 17, 2017

February 7, 2017

February 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

April 18, 2017

May 2, 2017

May 16, 2017

June 20, 2017

July 18, 2017

August 1, 2017

August 15, 2017

September 19, 2017

October 17, 2017

November 7, 2017

November 21, 2017

December 19, 2017

Glennie Bench (At Large, Post 1)
Joe Sweet
Joe Sweet (District A, Post 2)

Phil Long (District B, Post 3)
Kregg Close
Kregg Close (District A, Post 4)
Roslyn Palmer (District B, Post 5)

Don Whaley
Don Whaley  (District B, Post 6)

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  • City Budget Meeting Moved to Tuesday Sept. 12th at 8am
    Published: Monday, September 11, 2017
    The City of Bainbridge Budget Meeting, originally scheduled for tonight, has been moved to 8am on Tuesday morning in the City Hall Council Chambers.
  • All Non-Emergency City of Bainbridge Departments Will Be Closed on Monday, September 9
    Published: Saturday, September 09, 2017
    Bainbridge and Decatur County are preparing for what is promising to be a major storm, with damaging wind and power outages occurring Sunday night and all day on Monday. All non-emergency City of Bainbridge departments will be closed on Monday...
  • No Trash Collection on Monday Due to Storm
    Published: Saturday, September 09, 2017
    Due to the arrival of the storm on Sunday evening and the winds associated with the storm, there will be NO trash collection on Monday. We are asking that you please move your city issued trashcans off of the curb and place them in a secure lo...

Ordinances & Resolutions

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