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Chris Hobby, City Manager

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City Manager

Chris HobbyThe City Manager reports to the City Council and is responsible for the operation of city government. 

Chris Hobby is the City Manager of the City of Bainbridge.  Hobby has served in this role since January 2003. Prior to his appointment as City Manager, Chris served the city as Assistant City Manager coming to Bainbridge after a 5-year tenure as City Manager of the City of Colquitt.  Before beginning his career in local government administration Chris worked for the Wal-Mart corporation at stores in Georgia, Delaware and Maine.

Chris is a native of Milledgeville where he graduated from Georgia Military College Prep School and Georgia College and State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. After his time with Wal-Mart; Chris attended Kennesaw State University earning a Masters Degree in Public Administration.


Chris is married to the former Anne Smith of Sandersville and has two children Sarah and Michael.

Feel free to contact the City Manager, Chris Hobby, with questions or concerns.
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.

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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...