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Florida City Government Week Photo Contest Winners Announced


The results are in: this year’s Florida City Government Week Photo Contest was a great success. Congratulations to our two winners, Holly Hudgins Redman and Kevin Javier.

Holly Hudgins Redman claimed the most votes with her photo “Sunset over Palafox Pier and Yacht Harbor.” She received 212 votes. Kevin Javier’s photo “Palafox Horses” received the second most votes with 137.

The City of Pensacola received more than 50 entries in the contest, which ran Oct. 21-27. Participants were asked to take a picture within Pensacola city limits, submit it to our contest through Facebook and get their friends to vote on the entry. The contest was part of Florida City Government Week, a celebration sponsored by the Florida League of Cities to raise awareness about the importance of municipal government and its daily impact on residents.

Congratulations, Holly and Kevin!

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"Sunset over Palafox Pier and Yacht Harbor" by Holly Hudgins Redman
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"Palafox Horses" by Kevin Javier 

Mayor Robinson Joins National League of Cities 2020 Presidential Task Force

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Mayor Grover Robinson has joined 33 other local elected officials from across the country, in partnership with the National League of Cities, to form a 2020 Presidential Election Task Force.

The Task Force will be looking to find solutions for cities, towns and villages on the national election stage. During the 2020 Presidential election cycle, it is important that every community and resident feel their voice and priorities are being heard.


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"I'm a strong believer in the importance of collaboration in every level of government, and I think having a bipartisan group of leaders tasked with coming up with innovative solutions sends a message that these are issues we care about across the board," Mayor Robinson said. "I'm incredibly honored to be part of the 2020 Presidential Election Task Force and represent not only Pensacola, but all of Northwest Florida, to address the issues that matter most to our residents."


The Task Force convened in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 21 to build a local priority platform and help ensure community issues are uplifted during the 2020 Presidential election cycle. The Task Force has appointed bipartisan co-chairs, the Hon. Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, California and the Hon. Francis Suarez of Miami, Florida.

Read more about the task force in our news release.


Congratulations to our October Employee of the Month

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Officer Robert Lindblom with Pensacola Police 


Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup Collects Over 30 Tons of Bulk Waste


The latest Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup collected over 30 tons (60,280 pounds) of bulk waste, along with 73 tires and 1,230 gallons of paint. The cleanup took place on Saturday, Oct. 26 and included over 1,900 houses in the cleanup area. 

The Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup allows residents in the cleanup areas to leave eligible items at the curb on cleanup day to be picked up by City of Pensacola Sanitation Services. The cleanup includes bulk items such as household appliances, furniture and mattresses, bicycles and toys, tires and old paint.  

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. 

The Oct. 26 cleanup was the last cleanup of the year. Stay tuned to the city's website and be on the lookout for a mailer with information about the 2020 Mayor's Neighborhood Cleanup schedule.
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Last Chance! Take a Survey to Help PNS Determine Travelers' Desired Non-Stop Destinations

Pensacola International Airport invites the public to take part in a five-question survey to help determine where travelers would visit for leisure if they had non-stop service to their preferred destination.

The survey asks travelers questions regarding their current mode of transportation, frequency of travel and destinations. The survey is voluntary and will not ask for any personal information. The data collected will be shared with existing airlines servicing PNS, as well as any potential new carriers interested in providing service.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Nov. 1.


TAKE THE SURVEY

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RSVP Needed: Parks and Recreation will Host Veterans Day Luncheon on Nov. 12

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City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to attend the Band of Brothers Veterans Day Luncheon to honor all men and women who have served our country. The event will be held at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch from Apple Market will be provided by Emerald Coast Hospice and Granny Nannies. There will be a Presentation of Colors by University West Florida Army ROTC. Blue Anchor Belles will provide live music. 

Please RSVP to 850-436-5188 by Nov. 4.  

Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center is located at 913 S. I Street. 


City Employees Show Their Halloween Spirit

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Public Works and Facilities

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Human Resources


INSTAGRAM: Photo of the Week

Be sure to tag us using @cityofpensacola so we see your pic!

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