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Let Us Hear from YOU: Annual Resident Satisfaction Survey Deadline Extended to Jan. 10

The city of pensacola wants to hear from you! Take our annual resident satisfaction survey at

The deadline has been extended for the City of Pensacola’s annual resident satisfaction survey, in order to provide city residents additional time to complete the survey and let their voices be heard.
The new survey deadline is Friday, Jan. 10. City residents are encouraged to complete the anonymous survey online at Some residents have also received a postcard in the mail prompting them to complete the survey. 

The survey asks residents about their satisfaction with a variety of city services and facilities, including street lights, sidewalks, neighborhood safety and more, also prompting participants to rank their top priorities for the City of Pensacola.

Read more about the survey in the city's latest press release.

Good News: Seniors are Back at Bayview Senior Center!

The Bayview Senior Center reopened this week with a limited schedule after undergoing renovations, including new restrooms to meet Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards, new tile flooring, safety handrails throughout the building, and interior painting.

Welcome back, Bayview seniors! An official ribbon cutting for the senior center will be scheduled later in January. Read more in the city's press release.

Bayview seniors at the Bayview Senior Center
The outside of the Bayview Senior Center
Chairs in the new Bayview Senior Center

American Magic's DEFIANT is Officially at the Port of Pensacola for Winter Training

American Magic has returned to Pensacola for a second consecutive winter training season. In 2018, American Magic became the first America’s Cup team to train on the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1970. From December 2018 to May 2019, the team sailed a groundbreaking 38-foot test boat, nicknamed the Mule, on Pensacola Bay before returning to Rhode Island for the warmer months. 

American Magic and the Mule returned to the Port of Pensacola in November, but have now been joined by the team's new AC75 racing boat, DEFIANT.

The Port of Pensacola is excited to once again serve as American Magic's winter training base!

Read more about DEFIANT's Pensacola debut on American Magic's website.

DEFIANT arrives at the Port of Pensacola after a journey from Rhode Island of over 1,300 miles.
DEFIANT arrives at the Port of Pensacola after a journey from Rhode Island of over 1,300 miles. 

Ryan Fitzgerald

City Welcomes Ryan Fitzgerald as Risk Manager

The City of Pensacola has selected Ryan Fitzgerald to fill the Risk Manager position, responsible for managing the city’s risk management operations including self-insurance, insurance procurement, claims settlement, overall risk assessment and more. Fitzgerald’s first day with the city was Monday, Dec. 16.

Fitzgerald Joins the City of Pensacola from Lafayette, Louisiana, where he most recently served as the Risk Manager for the Diocese of Lafayette. He previously worked in insurance and risk management for the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Pensacola.

“I’m very excited to work at the city level,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s been an aspiration of mine since I got into the risk management field, so for me, this is a fantastic opportunity not only to be the Risk Manager for the City of Pensacola, but to move back home.”

Welcome, Ryan! Read more about Ryan Fitzgerald in our press release.

Don't Forget: Sanitation Pickup Changes Coming Jan. 6

Sanitation pickup days will be changing for some City of Pensacola Sanitation customers beginning Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 as the city streamlines operations to serve customers more efficiently.

What’s changing Jan. 6:

  • Garbage, yard waste and recycling will be picked up on your current garbage pickup day, with the exception of customers who currently receive garbage service on Fridays.
  • Customers whose garbage is currently picked up on Fridays will now receive all services on Wednesdays (garbage, recycling and yard waste).

These changes apply to City of Pensacola Sanitation customers only (black garbage can and tan recycling can). Customers will be receiving postcards in the mail with their pickup day.

The changes will simplify services for residents, allowing them to place garbage, recycling and yard waste curbside on the same day for pickup. Combining customers’ pickup days will also streamline City of Pensacola Sanitation’s routes, making operations more efficient and reducing service time for customers.

For more information about City of Pensacola Sanitation Services, visit the city’s website.

For questions about the pickup changes, please call City of Pensacola Sanitation Services at 435-1890.

Sanitation pickup changes are coming to your neighborhood! January 6, 2020. Your garbage, recycling and yard waste will now be picked up on the same day.

The Holidays are Almost Here: Take Note of City of Pensacola Office Closures

Christmas tree in City Hall lobby

The following City of Pensacola offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, Thursday, Dec. 26 and and Wednesday, Jan. 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year's holidays:

Exceptions:Sanitation Service
  • There will be no pickup changes for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays. 

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