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Mayor announces final funding for Project Titan secured

On Wednesday, Mayor Grover Robinson announced the City of Pensacola secured the remaining funding for Project Titan, which will expand the Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) campus at the Pensacola International Airport. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) sent Mayor Robinson a letter with their commitment to the project.

"I am extremely thankful for Governor Ron DeSantis, Secretary Kevin Thibault, District Secretary Phillip Gainer and all else involved," Mayor Robinson said. "I am excited for this transformational project to move forward." 

The current MRO campus has one hangar and the main tenant is ST Engineering Aerospace. Project Titan will add an additional three hangars to the site, an administrative office building and a warehouse, shops and support facilities building, with associated aircraft aprons, taxiways, and automobile parking. The expansion is expected to bring an additional 1,325 jobs to the area on top of the current 300 at the campus now.  


Pensacola Intergalactic Airport

Pensacola International Airport goes 'galactic' for Pensacon

The Pensacola International Airport returns for its fifth year as Platinum Sponsor of Pensacon (Pensacola Comic Con) and has been renamed the Pensacola Intergalactic Airport until February 24, 2019. 

Airport guests will see Pensacola Intergalactic Airport logos and signage throughout the terminal featuring characters from all genres. The campaign is designed to create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for Pensacon guests, celebrities and the public as well as increase awareness of the airport as a gateway to Pensacola.

Our "Fly Intergalactic” commemorative shirt has been updated for 2019 and our Facebook followers will have opportunities to win one in numerous drawings throughout the month.
Please share your experiences on your favorite social media service and tag us or use hashtags #FindYourFandom and #FlyIntergalactic.

Silver Airways now has nonstop flights from Pensacola to Fort Lauderdale

Silver Airways began daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS) on February 13, 2019.
To celebrate the new nonstop service connecting South Florida and the Pensacola/Mobile region, Silver is offering introductory fares from $89* available at SilverAirways.com for a limited time for travel between February 13, 2019, and May 22, 2019, for ticketing before November 19, 2019.
“We are very excited to be adding additional routes to our airport for our residents and business travelers,” said Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson. “This is great news for Pensacola, and we are thrilled to have another direct flight option for the residents and businesses located in the Pensacola and Greater Gulf Coast area.”
To complement the new service, Silver offers convenient connections beyond Fort Lauderdale to Key West and the Bahamas. Also, connections are available to destinations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America through Silver’s interline ticketing partners, including JetBlue, United, Avianca, and Azul Brazilian Airlines.
“Adding nonstop service between South Florida and the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast region is a natural addition to Silver’s already extensive Sunshine State route network,” said Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum. “We’re thrilled to offer business, leisure and military travelers yet another affordable, convenient and time-saving way to fly within Florida versus driving.”
“The commencement of direct service to Ft. Lauderdale and the South Florida area provides another link to one of the Pensacola Gulf Coast Region’s top ten market areas and important connecting opportunities on the Silver network to Key West and the Bahamas,” said Pensacola Airport Director Dan Flynn.
For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver’s special offers, visit SilverAirways.com.

Informational flyer on Gull Point Resource Center

Join us for the reopening of the Gull Point Resource Center

Mayor Grover Robinson and the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department invite the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the reopening of Gull Point Resource Center, located at 7000 Spanish Trail.

Gull Point was recently renovated with interior improvements including new LED lighting throughout the building, new flooring in the dance classrooms, new flooring and ceiling in the gym, restroom upgrades, lobby and reception area improvements, and an expanded kitchen. Additionally the outdoor pavilions were improved with new grills and restroom upgrades.

Gull Point Resource Center offers a comprehensive dance program for youth and adults, after school programming and summer camps, senior adult programming, as well as a variety of fitness and enrichment classes for adults.

The center's hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

The cutoff to provide input for the Mayoral Transition Team report is February 15

Time is running out to provide input to be included in the Mayoral Transition Team report.

Team members have been gathering feedback, comments and ideas from citizens from the public to come up with a transition report for Mayor Grover Robinson to use as a strategic plan for moving the City forward.

The team has been holding public input meetings since Mayor Robinson took office November 27, 2018. Team members have also been receiving emails and will continue to do so until February 15. 

The next Transition Team meeting is February 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hagler-Mason Conference Room of City Hall. The final report will be presented to be approved on March 4 at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council Chamber. 

Don't forget, the Mayor's Town Hall is this Monday

Information flyer on mayor town hall event

The next Mayor Neighborhood Clean up is February 23

The Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Program is a concentrated sweep through a selected neighborhood each month focusing on cleaning up litter and removing abandoned vehicles.

Citizens are encouraged to participate in the mayor's neighborhood clean up, which is organized by sanitation services and fleet management and includes volunteers from Keep Pensacola Beautiful.

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on February 23, 2019. This month's cleanup area covers the area from Summit Blvd down to Bayou Texar bridge; Bayou Blvd to include water side east to Scenic Hwy and Scenic Hwy to water.

DO place all materials for collection on the curb by 7 AM on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

DO NOT place materials for this collection curbside until Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Placing debris curbside early may result in a fee for collection.

Bulk items only - no yard waste or garbage please.

This Is Our Story - "The Historic Pensacola" event is February 22

Information flier on black history month

Join the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and Escambia County Neighborhood & Human Services Department for an African-American History Month event on Friday, February 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We will have musical performances, spoken word, guest speakers, health screenings and light refreshments.

Guest Speakers:
Rev. Donald Harris - Welcome, Invocation and Closing
Bennie Washington - History of Pensacola from the Red Stick War to the Jim Crow era
Dr. Marion Williams - Black history in our schools

A collection of artwork by local African-American artist Erik O'Neal titled "Recreating the Moment" will also be on display.

The event will be emceed by Sonshine of My Magic 106

Table tennis tournament

Did you know? We offer Table Tennis!

Pensacola Table Tennis Club meets at Fricker Resource Center each Monday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

Cost is $1 for adults, no cost for children.

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