Parks and Recreation Director, Sam Bailey, oversees and directs operations of the Parks and Recreation Department. The position is responsible for supervising staff, long range planning, recreation and leisure activities, developing policy and procedures, equipment and public facilities of responsibility, budgets, evaluating, documenting and reporting on events and activities to senior management and elected or appointed officials. Bailey graduated Auburn University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration and has more than 36 years of experience in the recreation field. His favorite thing about being director is that his job is always changing. When he is not working, Bailey enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and playing pickleball.