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Enter our Photo Contest for Florida City Government Week


The City of Pensacola has received more than two dozen great entries in our Florida City Government Week Photo Contest. Voting is going on now, but there is also still time to enter.

How to enter:
1. "Like" our Facebook page 
2. Submit your photo to the contest through our Facebook page.
3. Get your friends to vote on your photo.

The deadline to submit an entry is Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:59 p.m.. Remember, the photo must be taken within Pensacola city limits. 

Winners will be announced in our newsletter on Oct. 31. Subscribe to our newsletter by visiting our website. The top two winners will receive a swag bag and a photo with Mayor Grover Robinson. The winning photos will be displayed in the lobby of City Hall.

Florida City Government Week, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities, is a week-long celebration that raises awareness about the importance of municipal government and its daily impact on residents. The League is the official organization of the municipal governments of Florida.

Because city government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents, it is important that residents understand how their city operates, the services it provides and the importance of their active involvement.


Don't Forget, Mayor's District 4 Town Hall is Coming Up


The public is invited to attend Mayor Grover Robinson's Town Hall with District 4 Councilman Jared Moore on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vickrey Resource Center located at 2130 Summit Blvd.
Picture of people sitting for a town hall

Mayor Robinson and Councilman Moore will provide opening remarks and then turn it over to the citizens to ask questions and provide comments regarding District 4.

"We made a commitment to be out in the community gathering input on ways to improve Pensacola," Mayor Robinson said. "We've had great turnout for every town hall we've hosted, which proves to me citizens find them of value. I look forward to spending time with the people of District 4 and finding ways we can continue to move our great community forward."

Mayor Grover Robinson sits with microphone

"Mayor Robinson's proactive approach to working more directly with neighborhoods really resonates," Councilman Moore said. "I look forward to the opportunity to dialogue directly with stakeholders regarding the strengths and needs of the various neighborhoods of District 4."

Visit our Facebook page for event information.



Port of Pensacola Joins Florida Ports in Leading Nation in Resiliency


Pensacola joins 14 other seaports in the state of Florida in earning recognition for their resiliency to sea level rise and natural disasters. According to a study released by Florida Ports Council, Florida ports lead the nation in implementing resiliency best practices learned from past hurricanes and severe storm events.   

The report also provides recommendations for all ports across the state to be prepared for future environmental changes and disruptive events. 

“Florida’s 15 public seaports are a key component of trade and commerce across our state, and our infrastructure investments at each port are critical to resiliency,” said Amy Miller, Port Director at the Port of Pensacola, and chair of the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council. “The state’s partnership with our ports at the local level provides the support necessary to be prepared for future events.”
 
Florida's ports support more than 900,000 jobs across the state, and have a total economic impact of more than $117 billion. Disruption of local ports causes major economic and recovery challenges. Port resiliency, which allows continued freight movement after a crisis, includes planning for damage to infrastructure, a lack of fuel, a shortage of workforce and a lack of communication and technology.
 
Read more from the survey by visiting Florida Port Council’s website.
port of pensacola

Reminder: Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup is Saturday, Oct. 26

The next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup day will be this Saturday, Oct. 26, allowing residents in the cleanup area to leave eligible items at the curb to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services free of charge.
paint cans on the side of the road for collection

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 the east Scenic Heights area east of Pensacola International Airport, generally south of Baywoods Drive, north of Summit Boulevard, east of Spanish Trail and along Scenic Highway. 

Please see the cleanup map for details. To learn about eligible items, read our news release.


Woodland Heights Resource Center Hosts Open House

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Do you want to find new ways to have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends? Then join us for an open house at the Woodland Heights Resource Center on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m.

Participants can visit with program providers and partner agencies. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, register for classes and find resources. There also will be a free raffle.

Admission is free. People 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Woodland Heights Resource Center is located at 111 Berkley Drive. 


Pensacola Parks and Rec to Host Foo Foo Fest Event


Foo Foo Festival will be here before you know it. The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will throw a musical event for senior citizens to take part in this special celebration. 


Join us at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center for Sax on the Sixth on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. Pensacola jazz veteran Joe Occhipinti will provide music for this FREE event.

Foo Foo Fest 2019 runs Oct. 31 - Nov. 11. Other highlights of this year's event include Stomp Fest, 3D sculpture exhibit and several concerts. 


For more details, visit FooFooFest.com.

flier for sax on the sixth

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