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City Spotlight: Park Rec Two Step Challenge

City Spotlight: Park Rec Two Step Challenge

Pensacola Parks and Recreation stepped up to the challenge — the Park Rec Two Step Challenge, that is. On this episode of City Spotlight, we take you to three of our community resource centers where dancers put their best foot forward to take part in the National Recreation and Park Association’s dance contest. The contest is part of National Park and Recreation Month, which is celebrated in July.

To enter, participants were asked to watch SaulPaul’s official training video to get familiar with the dance moves and then create a music video at a local park or recreation area.

Participants of  our entry include the musical theater class at Gull Point, summer campers at Gull Point, Ageless Grace class at Gull Point, summer campers at Fricker Center and Friday Pickers at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center.

Contest judges have been choosing weekly winners since the contest kicked off. The grand prize winner will be chosen and notified Aug. 1. The grand prize is a visit from SaulPaul, who will come and film the official Park Rec Two Step music video.


Do you know a city employee who you think deserves the spotlight on them? Send us your nomination by emailing

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Quarterly Meeting: August 13

Quarterly Meeting on August 13th at 6:30 at the McIlwain Home at 1200 E. Blount St..


 “Recycling is in Trouble, and it’s Probably Your Fault.” 

Jim Roberts  I  Public Information Officer  I  Emerald Coast Utilities Authority  
P.O. Box 17089  I  Pensacola, FL. 32522-7089  I  Web:  I  
Phone: 850.969.3348  I  Cell Phone: 850.291.5531  I  Fax: 850.494.7346  I 

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Click here for more event details and to add to your calendar.

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Online Tree Questionnaire

The amount trees in a watershed has been directly correlated with good water quality.  For those interested, Escambia County is asking for public comments prior to a County tree workshop.   This may be a good time to voice ideas on preservation of our high quality wind resistant trees for long term sustainability.  
See link below:
The Escambia County Planning Board will be hosting a workshop to discuss if revisions to the current tree protection standards are warranted. The date of the upcoming workshop will be posted on the county website at once the meeting has been scheduled. Escambia County is seeking public comment from interested stakeholders prior to the workshop.

Online Tree Questionnaire:

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Mayor Announces Town Hall Meeting for District 1

Mayor Grover Robinson will hold his fourth town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Vickrey Resource Center, 2130 Summit Blvd.

Mayor Robinson will host the meeting with Councilman P.C. Wu, and residents are encouraged to attend and let their voices be heard. Mayor Robinson has already held town halls in District 2 with Councilwoman Sherri Myers, District 5 with Councilman Gerald Wingate and District 7 with Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn.

Hosting town halls is a high priority for Mayor Robinson. During his campaign for mayor, Robinson promised he would host town halls at various locations throughout the city so citizens would not have to come to City Hall to have their voice heard.

Mayor Robinson hopes citizens will attend the town hall so he can work with them to come up with a plan to move Pensacola forward.

If you need a special accommodation to attend this meeting, please call 850-435-1629. For sign language interpreter please contact 72 hours in advance if possible.


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Yard Debris

East Hill Residents:

As we are well into the summer schedule of cutting / grooming our yards please be reminded that it is against the City’s ordinance of depositing yard debris into the streets. This includes blowing of leaves and grass clippings into the street. East Hill, let’s keep our streets clean and our storm water collection system free of this debris. If you use a landscaping service, please be sure they are aware of this ordinance.

It is:

City Ordinance, Sec. 4-3-48 – Placement of recyclables, solid waste or refuse in gutters or streets prohibited, declared nuisance.

“The placement or scattering of yard trash, green waste, and/or recyclables, solid waste or refuse in or upon the street gutters, street surfaces, or storm water inlets is hereby declared a nuisance and a danger to water quality and shall be prohibited.”

As a suggestion you might print this and put it in your glove box. Then the next time you see someone blowing leaves, clippings, whatever in the street and leave it there you might call this to their attention in a nice way.

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City Council Members to Make Nominations for Appointment – Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission

Please see attached memorandum for description and qualifications. Anyone interested in serving should fill out an application of interest ( and contact a City Council Member for nomination PRIOR TO Friday, May 31, 2019. (NOMINATION BY A COUNCIL MEMBER IS REQUIRED.)

Informational Memorandum

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4th Annual Pensacola Memorial Day Concert

Join us for a Memorial Day Concert Honoring Fallen Heroes Featuring Pearl Harbor Survivor Joining the Guinness Record Book and Pensacola’s Mayor

Pensacola resident and Pearl Harbor Survivor, Frank Emond, will join the record books on May 27, 2019 as the oldest living conductor. Frank Emond will conduct the Pensacola Civic Band at the 4th Annual Pensacola Memorial Day concert. This event, sponsored together by the Pensacola Civic Band and the City of Pensacola, is held annually at the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park.  This free concert, starting at 5:00pm, honors and reflects the bravery and sacrifice of American veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Services.

This concert is an excellent way for area residents, families, and friends to continue the Memorial Day celebration and have the opportunity to honor the men and women who have served in the military to maintain our freedom.

The Memorial Day program directed by Pensacola Civic Band director, Don Snowden, will entertain the audience with a number of patriotic selections that reflect on the sacrifices throughout our nation’s history. Frank Emond, who will have just celebrated his 101st birthday, will narrate his Pearl Harbor experience while the Pensacola Civic Band plays Jay Bocook’s “At Dawn They Slept.” Then Mr. Emond, at 101 and 6 days, will conduct the band in Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” setting a Guinness World Record as the oldest living conductor. Singer, Holly Shelton, joins the band as she performs the American classic “God Bless the U.S.A.”

The Pensacola Civic Band is excited to have Pensacola City Mayor, Grover Robinson IV, perform this year in Harold Walters piece for narrator and band “Duty, Honor, Country.”

“We are here to honor the men and women and their families who gave and sacrificed for our freedoms. They have earned our lasting gratitude. I am excited to share in this experience with our entire Pensacola community,” says Mayor Robinson.

This concert is made possible by the generous partnerships of the Pensacola Civic Band, The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, Community Maritime Park, and Pensacola State College. This year’s concert is also a donation location for Manna. Learn more at

The concert starts at 5:00pm at the Hunter Amphitheater behind the Blue Wahoos Stadium. For more information, please visit or call the Pensacola State College Ticket Office at 850.484.1847.

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Where to Put Your Mailbox

Did you know that the USPS has guidelines for the building and placement of mailboxes?

See “Where to Put Your Mailbox” under the Discover > By-Laws dropdown on our website, or click HERE.

Dear Neighbors, the post office cannot command you to place your mail box on the street. You may place it on your home’s structure or where ever you choose. The guides in the link provided are the Post Offices and should be followed. But the final decision on location, is yours. We hope you don’t choose to put a ‘plastic, utility’ box (see option one below) by the street but instead place it on your home. If you choose to place it on the street we hope your choice will have some curb appeal.

Option One

Option Two

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How to do Business with Local Governments

You are cordially invited to join the Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce (GCMCC), the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) for a free workshop designed for businesses to establish a working relationship with our local government.

We will review the steps for registering your business, procedures for bidding and procurement, presentation of your product/service, and future business opportunities with local governments. The presentations will be followed by a Question & Answer session and networking.

  • WHEN
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM
    • Hagler-Mason Conference Room City Hall, 2nd Floor 222 W. Main St. Pensacola, FL 32502
    • Escambia County (Paul Nobles)
    • ECUA (Amy Williamson & Jim Roberts)
    • City of Pensacola (Hosea Goodwyn)                      

To register or for more information, please visit

Sponsored by: Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce (GCMCC),
City of Pensacola, Escambia County, and ECUA.