Community & Leisure Services Division

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        John Luton

         John Luton, Division Director
       jluton@columbiacountyga.gov

Office located in:
Building C, First Floor
630 Ronald Reagan Dr.
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: 706.868.3484
Fax: 706.312.7132
               

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Mission Statement

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.

Vision

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.

Division Overview

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.

Division Goals:      

  • 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:

Animal Services
Linda Glasscock
Email: Linda Glasscock -  Animal Services Manager

 

Community Events Department

Lisa pic for web

Email: Lisa McCollum - Community Events Manager

 

Libraries
Mary Lin Maner 
Email: Mary Lin Maner- County Librarian

 

Parks & Recreation Department

Email: Dennis Hodges- Parks & Recreation Department Manager

 

Rental Facilities & Venues Department
Professional photo of Sandy Boner 
Email: Sandra Boner- Rental Facilities & Venues Manager

Savannah Rapids Visitor Center
Professional photo of Vickie Harmon 
Email: Vickie Mogilefsky- Columbia County Visitor Center Coordinator


Columbia County Extension Service 

Email: Tripp Williams

Board of Elections
Nancy-Mid
Email: Nancy Gay - Board of Elections Executive Director

The Division also works closely with:
Augusta Canal Authority
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Columbia County Arts Council
Friends of the Library
Columbia County Ballet
Augusta Symphony

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