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Tonight will be the first council meeting under new leadership

The regular council meeting on December 13 will be the first one with the new council and Mayor Grover C. Robinson, IV on board. 

On November 27, the City welcomed Councilwoman Ann Hill and Councilman Jared Moore during a special meeting where they took the oath of office.

At that same meeting, the council also voted to have Councilman Andy Terhaar serve as president and Councilman P.C. Wu serve as vice president.

The regular council meeting begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Pensacola City Council chambers.     

It will be streamed live on our website.

Grover Robinson and Chris Holley
Mayor Grover Robinson and City Administrator Chris Holley speak to council at the agenda review conference meeting on Monday, December 10.
Councilman Jared Moore
Councilman Jared Moore at the agenda review conference on Monday, December 10.
Councilwoman Ann Hill
Councilwoman Ann Hill at the agenda review conference on Monday, December 10

Parks and Recreation partners with Keep Pensacola Beautiful to host clean up day at Bruce Beach

An information flier about Bruce Beach. Clean up day is December 22 from 9-11 a.m.

Three Pensacola veterans receive renovations to their homes 

On December 7, the City of Pensacola, the National League of Cities, Purple Heart Homes, Pen Air Federal Credit Union and Freeman Roofing held a joint event to showcase and celebrate the collaboration of Operation Veteran Home Renovation, a national campaign to make needed home repairs to older veterans’ homes. 

Jimmie Perkins

Jimmie Perkins, a Vietnam veteran and former Pensacola City councilman, received a new roof on his home on West Intendencia Street. Freeman Roofing donated the labor to install the new roof and bring it up to code.  Materials for the roof were provided by Purple Heart Homes with funding from The Home Depot Foundation.  In addition, ten new hurricane rated windows have been ordered for the Perkins’ home. Financial partner, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, provided over $10,000 in needed funding for three approved veteran projects in the Pensacola area.

Council Vice President P.C. Wu

Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson, IV and Council Vice President P.C. Wu are proud to have many veterans residing in the city.

“We are equally proud that the city of Pensacola is involved with the National League of Cities and the City Housing Department to provide needed home repairs to ensure that our veterans can live safely in their homes for the service and sacrifice they made on our behalf,” said Council Vice President P.C. Wu.

There are 5,523 veterans residing in Pensacola and more than 60 percent are age 55 and older. Purple Heart Homes campaign was designed to help raise awareness about housing challenges faced by older service connected disabled veterans and their caregivers. 

The Pensacola Division of Housing will provide Perkins with additional needed home repairs inside his house once his name reaches the top of the wait list within first quarter of 2019.

Pensacola US Army Vietnam Veteran Arthur Keller will get his roof replaced compliments of Owens Corning. Owens Corning has a partnership with Purple Heart Homes and other non-profits to provide veterans with roofing repairs at no cost to the veteran. Vietnam Veteran Charles George will have some needed electrical repairs done as part of the overall collaboration. Purple Heart Homes and the National League of Cities have partnered to work closely with Pensacola city officials.  Both Purple Heart Homes and the National League of Cities are national partners of The Home Depot Foundation.

Congratulations to our December Employee of the Month

Yes, it is already time for spring soccer sign ups!

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Register now for the Spring League at Roger Scott Athletic Complex. Ages 4-15.

Registration for the Spring 2019 Youth Soccer Season is now open. The Spring Season will run March 23-May 11, 2019 with most games held on Saturdays at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex. Teaching attitudes of fair play, good sportsmanship, and social interaction is the goal of this program for ages 4-15. 

Registration forms are available at online and can be dropped off at Gull Point, Vickrey and Woodland Heights Resource Centers or mailed to David Werdung, 793 Cedar Tree Lane, Cantonment, FL 32533. 

For more information visit pensacolayouthsoccer.com

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Veterans Memorial Park Foundation to host holiday lighting event on Saturday

The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will be hosting a Christmas-themed lighting ceremony on December 15 to make up for the Memorial Day and Veterans Day events that were canceled due to weather.

Saturday's event will have a dedication ceremony for the repairs being done with the Impact 100 grant. The ceremony will be in conjunction with wreaths being laid at the Wall South by Wreaths Across America that day.

The event starts at 4:30 p.m.

Ladies Play Day at Osceola is this Saturday

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Take part in a clinic, play nine holes, enjoy refreshments and fellowship at our Holiday Ladies Play Day at Osceola Golf Course.

The clinic starts at 12:30 p.m. and shotgun start is from 1-3 p.m.

The cost is $25 and you can pay at the Pro Shop when you arrive.

Osceola Golf Course is located at 300 Tonawanda Drive.

Pensacola Fire Department takes part in national conference 

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Several members of the PFD recently completed three days of hands-on and classroom training at the High Rise Operations Conference on Pensacola Beach. This is a national conference which brings firefighters and top-notch instructors from all over the United States and Canada.

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