John Luton, Division Director
Office located in:
To provide quality leisure and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Columbia County and to highlight Columbia County as an attractive place to live, work or visit.
To provide comprehensive programming that accommodates the needs of citizens and visitors, and to enhance the quality of life through enriched leisure and cultural opportunities.
The Community and Leisure Services Division includes the following departments: Animal Services, Board of Elections, Community Events, Libraries, Parks & Recreation, Rental Facilities and Venues, UGA Extension Services and the Columbia County Regional Visitor Center. The Division also oversees the Hotel/Motel Tax Fund to promote the County as a tourist destination with special events scheduled annually. Division management staff serves as County liaisons to facilitate monthly meetings for the following Boards and Committees: Animal Services Advisory Board, Recreation Advisory Board, Columbia County Community Events Committee, Columbia County Monument and Public Arts Committee, and the Library Board of Trustees.
To provide top quality recreation and leisure programs
To increase tourism and public relations for the County
To provide top quality special events throughout the year to attract out of town guests to our community
To provide efficient, quality and ethical service to the community
To promote Columbia County as a meeting and conference destination
If you are a part of a Community Service Organization and would like more information on what opportunities there are for Community Service Projects,
please call 706.868.3484
The Community and Leisure Services Division consists of the following departments:
Email: Rachael Enfinger - Community Events Manager
Email: Dennis Hodges- Parks & Recreation Department Manager
Columbia County Extension Service
Email: Tripp Williams
The Division also works closely with:
Augusta Canal Authority
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Columbia County Arts Council
Friends of the Library
Columbia County Ballet