Chris Bass is a dedicated parks and recreation professional with over 15 years’ experience working in local government. Chris currently serves as the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Douglasville. Prior to joining the Douglasville team, Chris worked for the Columbus Consolidated Government for 10 years leading a division of the parks and recreation department that was responsible for youth development and promoting volunteerism throughout the bi-city area. Chris currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) and a member of the executive committee for the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). In 2022, Chris was recognized as the top young professional by the Douglas County Chamber. Chris attended Columbus State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in communication and a Master of Public Administration.