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Ted Kirchharr Selected as City of Pensacola Human Resources Director

The City of Pensacola has selected Ted Kirchharr to fill the Human Resources Director position, responsible for managing the city’s human resources programs including training and development, performance management, staffing and more. Kirchharr’s anticipated start date is Monday, Oct. 7.

Ted Kirchharr

Kirchharr joins the City of Pensacola from Studer Group, where he most recently served as a Senior Director from 2017-2019. He previously worked at Landrum Companies from 2003-2016, serving as the Director of Strategic Initiatives before being promoted to Vice President in 2006.

Kirchharr said he’s looking forward to being part of the continued growth and progress in Pensacola, and he’s excited about the direction the city is going overall and as it relates to human resources.

“I’m happy to see the employee engagement survey completed,” Kirchharr said. “I think there’s a lot to be done with really developing leadership around what to do with those results…soliciting feedback from employees about what the next steps should look like, and then developing action plans around those next steps.”

Kirchharr earned a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University, a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of West Florida and an Associate of Arts in history from Pensacola State College.

Learn more about Kirchharr in our official news release.

Pensacola International Airport Sees Record-Breaking 2 Million Passengers

More than 2 million passengers have passed through Pensacola International Airport this fiscal year, setting an all-time record for passenger traffic at the airport. 

From October 2018 through August 2019, 2,018,837 passengers have arrived and departed at Pensacola International Airport, with about a month left until the fiscal year ends on Oct. 1. This breaks last year's record-setting year of 1,902,671 passengers at the end of the fiscal year. 

Airport Director Dan Flynn credited local and regional ec
onomic development, business and tourism leaders for the increased passenger traffic, calling the airport a "barometer" of the local economy. 
Graphic that shows 2 million passengers traveled Pensacola International Airport

"Airports don't create demand for air service," Flynn said when making the announcement at the mayor's weekly press conference on Monday, Sept. 16.  "Airports meet demand for air service. The demand is really created by the regional economy, whether it's the business sector of the regional economy, the leisure tourism sector of the regional economy, the military sector of the regional economy. We work with all those leaders to meet the demands that they have to support the area." 

Since October 2017, each month at PNS has either set a passenger record for that month or an all-time passenger record, Flynn said. The airport has seen particularly high passenger traffic this summer, surpassing 200,000 passengers each month from May through August. 

Read more about the record in our official news release.

Did You Know? We'll Help Move Your Bins If You Can't

Graphic showing the City of Pensacola provides service for trash cans to get curbside

Reminder, Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup is Sept. 28

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, 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 area 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 cleanup area covers northeast Pensacola near Pensacola International Airport, generally south of Creighton Road, north of Summit Boulevard, east of 12th Avenue and west of Spanish Trail.

Learn about eligible items in our official press release.

Save the Date! Pensacola Seafood Festival is Coming Up

Get ready to put on your bib and indulge your appetite, because Pensacola Seafood Festival is coming to Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park Sept. 27-29.

The free annual event is put on by Fiesta of Five Flags. More than 100,000 people are expected to stroll the streets during this three-day event and enjoy delicious creations from the area’s top restaurants. The event also hosts live cooking demonstrations, traditional festival vendors, arts and crafts and live music.
The City of Pensacola is a proud sponsor. Pensacola Energy hosts Fiesta Seafood Grille where 10 local chefs each do an hour demonstration throughout the three-day event. All the recipes are put in a cookbook that is available for purchase.

The festival runs Friday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit the official website for the event.

seafood plate
Pensacola Energy team at Seafood Festival
A photo of a cook handing a woman a sample

Heads Up! Bridgestone Skills Challenge is this Saturday

Poster or Ball Fitting Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 21

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