Pensacola e-newsletter

City Reminds Residents to Stay Vigilant as Peak Hurricane Season Nears

City officials continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and ask residents and visitors to do the same.

Right now, it is too early to determine whether there will be local impacts, as this will depend heavily on the eventual track. However, it is a good idea to have a plan in place, double check your disaster kit and know your zone, especially since peak hurricane season is upon us.

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Learn more from the National Hurricane Center:

The City of Pensacola will provide updates to our residents as needed. Remember to follow other official sources too like Escambia County Emergency ManagementUS National Weather Service Mobile Alabama and NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center to stay informed!

City Selects Matt Coughlin as Deputy Airport Director

The City of Pensacola has selected Matt Coughlin as the Deputy Airport Director for Pensacola International Airport, with a start date of Monday, Sept. 9. In his new role, Coughlin will be responsible for assisting the Airport Director with airport operations, including finance, economic development, terminal operations and more.

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Coughlin joins the City of Pensacola from Escambia County, Florida, where he most recently served as the Interim County Administrator and Assistant County Administrator. A native of Greenfield, Massachusetts, Coughlin holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Western New England University, a Master of Science in management from the Naval Post Graduate School and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the National Defense University.

Read more about Coughlin in our official news release.

City Receives Honorable Mention for City Hall Selfie Day

The City of Pensacola earned national recognition for its participation in City Hall Selfie Day Thursday, Aug. 15. Engaging Local Government Leaders awarded Pensacola with an Honorable Mention for Best Wrap Up Video. 

City Hall Selfie Day is an effort by ELGL to encourage citizen participation in local government. ELGL gave out trophies, recognition and prizes for the people and organizations that showed the most pride and creativity. There were 20 award categories overall. 

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Aug. 31

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on Saturday, Aug. 31, allowing residents in the cleanup areas to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.

Residents in the cleanup areas must leave items at curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. 

Please note that items left at curbside outside of the cleanup area will not be collected. 

This month's area is bordered by the western city limit between Fairfield Drive and Bayou Boulevard. The southern boundary follows Fairfield Drive over to Bayou Texar and then follows Bayou Texar to Firestone Boulevard. The northern boundary is along Summit Boulevard to 12th Avenue then south to Bayou Boulevard and along Bayou Boulevard back to the city limits on the west. 

Learn more about accepted and prohibited items by reading the official news release.

Labor Day Holiday Closures, Sanitation Collection Schedule Changes

Pensacola Senior Games Start Sept. 6-22

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The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and Humana are proud to present the Pensacola Senior Games September 6-22. Athletes age 50 and better can compete in 21 sporting events including bocce, horse shoes, bowling, darts, track and field, tennis, swimming and more. Whether this is your first year to compete or you are a seasoned athlete, we are sure you’ll find an event just for you!

The Pensacola Senior Games are sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation and are a qualifier for the Florida Senior Games  held each December in Broward County.

Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to each age group in each event. A closing ceremony complete with food, giveaways and sponsor booths is held at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center from 4-6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the games to celebrate the accomplishments of all participants. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22.

Learn more and register for the games by visiting

Ping Pong on Palafox is Coming Up

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Grab your paddles and get ready to play, because "Ping Pong on Palafox" is coming up Saturday, Sept. 14.

The event benefits Gulf Coast Kid's House and will be held on the street at the intersection of Palafox and Romana Streets in downtown Pensacola.

“Ping Pong on Palafox” is hosted by Zarzaur Law and will include a table tennis “ping pong” tournament for all ages and levels, games, refreshments for players, and more.

The round robin tournament will kick off at 10 a.m. with kids' age groups and adult divisions with cash prizes for winners. Players can be anywhere from kids, to novice recreational weekend players, all the way to competitive club members.

Visit the Eventbrite website to learn more about the event and buy tickets. 

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