Pensacola e-newsletter

Small Businesses are Invited to Connect at Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange on Feb. 4 

Small business owners and suppliers are invited to connect at the Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange on Tuesday, Feb. 4. This is a free event featuring opportunities to market goods and services directly with local and state buyers. 

Although the event is free, attendees must register online to reserve a spot. Registration is available at

Interviews with the agencies and organizations are first come first served, so register fast to secure an interview with your top selections!

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

Graphic of Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange - Getting Focused

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures and Sanitation Collection Schedule Changes

The following City of Pensacola offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. 
Sanitation Service Changes

All City Sanitation customers will experience a change of schedule the week of Monday, Jan. 20, which applies to garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup. This applies only to City of Pensacola sanitation customers.

Please note: The holiday schedule changes below will apply to customers' new pickup days, which went into effect on Jan. 6. Customers who are unsure of their new pickup day can look it up using the CityView Address lookup tool online.
  • Customers who normally receive service on Mondays will receive service on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
  • Customers who normally receive service on Tuesdays will receive service on Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • Customers who normally receive service on Wednesdays will receive service on Thursday, Jan. 23.
  • Customers who normally receive service on Thursdays will receive service on Friday, Jan. 24. 
MLK Day Sanitation Schedule Changes

Port of Pensacola Revenue Nearly Doubles from 2018 to 2019

Revenue at the Port of Pensacola nearly doubled year-over-year from fiscal year 2018 to 2019, growing from $1.26 million to $2.41 million – an increase of more than 91 percent. 

Some highlights for the Port of Pensacola in 2019 include:
  • 64,638 tons of breakbulk cargo, an increase of 78 percent from fiscal year 2018
  • 1,632 units of wind energy shipments, an increase of 126 percent from fiscal year 2018
  • 737 dockage days, an increase of 287 percent from fiscal year 2018
  • $3.1 million received for berth restoration to provide additional opportunities for large vessels to dock at the port, along with an additional $450,000 for upland cargo and berth improvement initiatives
  • Portside Pensacola Vision Plan completed in 2019
  • International trade partners and cargo routes including Mexico, the Bahamas, Brazil and Israel
  • Continued involvement in aquaculture through Pensacola Bay Oysters
  • 38 open house hours
  • 84,572 social media views
The Port of Pensacola's plans for 2020 include working with the City of Pensacola to activate the SCAPE "Hashtag Connector" concept and Port Vision Plan, along with continuing to improve port infrastructure and increase cargo volumes. The port also plans to pursue new marine maritime repair and overhaul, or MRO, business and related light manufacturing. 

Read more about the port's revenue in the city's press release.
Areal view of Pensacola Port

The Port of Pensacola is Challenging YOU to Show Your Support for American Magic!

The  Port of Pensacola has a sweet new banner to support the American Magic team who are currently holding their winter training at the port. The Port of Pensacola is challenging you to show your support for American Magic by taking a photo with the banner on Main Street and sharing it on Facebook by Friday for a chance to win some awesome Port gear. Be sure to tag the Port of Pensacola so they see your photo.

Pensacola is rooting for American Magic to bring home the cup!

Next Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Set for Jan. 25

The first Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup of 2020 will be on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the downtown area, 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.

Through the Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup program, all city neighborhoods have a cleanup once a year during the months of January through October. In addition to Sanitation Services collecting items left at the curb, Code Enforcement conducts a sweep of the cleanup area and addresses any code violations

Residents in the cleanup area must leave items curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. Please do not place materials for this collection curbside prior to Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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

This month's cleanup area covers the downtown Pensacola area, generally south of West Cervantes Street, north of Pensacola Bay, east of North E Street and west of Bayou Texar. Please see the cleanup map for details.

Read more information and view a list of eligible cleanup items in the city's press release.

Picture of girls playing volleyball

Youth Sports Registration Open Now

Register now for Girls Volleyball! This program is designed to provide girls ages 9-16 with the basic skills and elements to play volleyball. All games and practices are held at the Vickrey Resource Center March-May. Register online at through Friday, Feb. 21.

Register now for Spring 2020 Pensacola Youth Soccer! You can register online at or download the registration form and sign up in person at the Vickrey Resource Center through Sunday, Feb. 16. 

Roaring 20s Senior Beauty Pageant
Deadline to Register Jan. 24

Summer Vista Assisted Living Community, Home Care Solutions, Assisted Living Locators, Regency Hospice and Bayview Senior Center will host a Roaring ’20s Senior Beauty Pageant Friday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, located at 913 S. I St.

The pageant will crown Ms. Senior Pensacola, the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all seniors in Pensacola. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, and community resources and organizations will be onsite. 

Anyone interested in participating as a contestant may contact Molly at the Bayview Senior Center at 850-436-5188 for more information.

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