The City Commission for the City of Panama City has accepted Mark McQueen's resignation as City Manager, effective September 30, 2023.
McQueen made the announcement to the City Commission at the regularly scheduled meeting on May 23, 2023.
McQueen began his tenure with Panama City as City Manager on September 24, 2018, about two weeks before Hurricane Michael struck Panama City. His career with the city is highlighted by notable events including Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Sally, Tropical Storm Fred, COVID-19, near record rainfall in 2021, and the Chipola Complex Wildfires all while working with Federal and State agencies to recover and rebuild Panama City.
"I couldn't be more humbled and impressed by our community's resolve and determination to press on and continue to rebuild," said McQueen. "Additionally, I couldn't be prouder of what our employees have done to overcome adversity and challenges and apparent insurmountable odds and continue to press on with preparing and rebuilding our city,"
McQueen will continue to serve and assist with the search for a new City Manager and work to transition with the incoming Mayor and Commissioners for Wards II and III.
"I pledge to each of you during this transition time that I will cross the finish line sprinting giving each of you and indeed our citizens my fullest support and commitment in the days ahead," added McQueen.
The City Commission has not outlined how the search for a new City Manager will move forward at this time.