City Manager

Chris Hobby

The 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 by emailing him at

The City Manager's Executive Assistant, Allie Godwin, also acts as the City Clerk. Allie can be contacted for information pertaining to Ordinances, Resolutions, City Council Agendas & Minutes, Municipal Code, Elections, Open Records, Authorities, Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Committees. Allie 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. Allie can be reached at 229-400-9313.
For open records requests, please use the form below and return to Allie Godwin, City Clerk, by email to or by fax to 229-246-7311.