To better familiarize themselves with Bryan County’s various departments and agencies, the current and newly elected county commissioners are taking intermittent field trips around the area. The trips began in November and are happening monthly through February.
The commissioners’ first outing included a visit to the Bryan County Recreation Department, headed up by Dr. Samose Mays. The rec department serves over 3,500 participants in youth and adult programs between North and South Bryan recreation combined. The department offers adult programs such as tennis, pickle ball, line dancing, kickball, softball, and Zumba. Featured youth programs include SNAP, tackle football, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball, softball, soccer, flag football and a host of individual summer sports camps.
Hendrix Park recently underwent many updates that the commissioners were able to view, including a major project to update the football field and add a new facility consisting of new bathrooms and a concession stand. In2019, residents can look forward to a major improvement project at Henderson Park in South Bryan, which will include the construction of a new gymnasium and soccer field.
In the coming months, the commissioners will visit the Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office, EMS and fire departments, Public Works, and a variety of other county service providers. The “field trips” they’ve already taken and those that are planned were designed to acquaint the new leaders with the county’s services while serving as a refresher for those who already are in office.
“I’ve enjoyed learning more about what our departments do here in Bryan County, and it’s clear to me that the department heads are committed to providing excellent services to our residents in every way they can. By conducting these visits, we learn more about what our employees need so we can provide them with all the tools needed to do their jobs efficiently,” said District 5 Commissioner Gene Wallace. “We’re lucky to be in a county where our citizens’ quality of life is a top priority.”
For more information about Bryan County, please visit bryancountyga.org.