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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Open House for West Beach Drive Multi-Use Sidewalk Project scheduled for March 5

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The City of Panama City invites members of the public to an Open House where two conceptual drawings for the West Beach Drive Multi-Use Sidewalk will be shared.

Project engineers have designed two concepts to 30-percent to allow both the public and City Co...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Panama City to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center Groundbreaking

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The Mayor and Commissioners for the City of Panama City invite the public to join them on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 4 p.m. to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.

Located in Glenwood on E. 14th Street, the Ma...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Panama City to celebrate Snug Harbor Boat Ramp Grand Opening

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The City of Panama City is excited to announce the upcoming completion and opening of the Snug Harbor Boat Ramp in Millville. To commemorate this milestone, a Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting event will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 11 a.m. The public...
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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

St. Andrews Mardi Gras Festival and Parade scheduled for Feb. 2-4

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In Panama City, Florida, Mardi Gras comes alive on February 2-4, 2024 with an epic festival celebration, parades, beads, and live music when the Krewe of St. Andrews Mardi Gras parade and festival fills the streets of Historic St. Andrews. For over 25 yea...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Open House scheduled for Robinson Bayou Drainage Improvement Project

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The City of Panama City proposes to reduce flood risks to properties in the Robinson Bayou watershed by utilizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to fund the construction of a series of drainage improvements. These ...

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City News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Jonathan Hayes appointed new City Manager of Panama City

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The City Commission for the City of Panama City is pleased to appoint Jonathan Hayes to serve the Panama City community as its new City Manager.

Following an extensive search, the City Commission selected Hayes in December 2023 and approved his employment ...

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City News
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Panama City kicking off Hurricane Sally Voluntary Home Buyout Program

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The City of Panama City will hold a Kickoff Meeting for the Hurricane Sally Voluntary Home Buyout Program on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. Homeowners interested in participating in the program can attend in attend in-person at City Hall in Room ...

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City News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Notice of delayed start time for City Commission Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9

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Please be advised on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the offices of the City of Panama City will have a delayed opening at noon (12 p.m.) due to the inclement weather forecasted. This decision has been made in order to ensure the safety and well-being of our em...

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City News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

City Commission selects Jonathan Hayes for position of City Manager

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At a Special Commission Meeting on Friday, December 15, 2023, the City Commission selected Jonathan Hayes for the position of City Manager. The next step is for the City Attorney to negotiate a contract and start date with Mr. Hayes. The contract will be ...

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City News
Posted on: November 14, 2023

City Commission to interview two candidates for City Manager

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The City Commission of the City of Panama City will interview two candidates for the position of City Manager during a Special Commission Meeting on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 8 a.m.

The Mayor and Commissioners will consider asking questions submitted by...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Downtown Panama City gets into the Spirit of the Season with Downtown Christmas Celebration

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Bring out the jingle bells and tinsel—Christmas is coming to Downtown Panama City!

Historic Downtown Panama City turns into a winter wonderland on Friday, December 1 for the Downtown Christmas Celebration, complete with the annual lighting of the...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Notice of Public Hearings for Fiscal Year 2024 Tentative Budget and Millage Rate

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The City Commission will hold the first Public Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2024 Tentative Budget and Millage rate for the City and Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) on September 14, 2023 at 5:01 p.m.. The Mayor and Commissioners voted in July to cap the pr...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Panama City seeking public input for Panama City Marina Reconstruction

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The City Commission for the City of Panama City is seeking public input for the reconstruction of the Panama City Marina in advance of the public workshop scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2023.

Your comments and ideas are valuable as the City Commission d...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Notice of Public Hearing for Nuisance Abatement Assessments

Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Panama City, Florida, will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of an annual Resolution related to the imposition of Nuisance Abatement Assessments for the provision of nuisance abate...

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City News
Posted on: May 24, 2023

New Mayor, Commissioners take Oath of Office during Inauguration Ceremony

Mayor Rohan, Commissioner Lucas and Commissioner Grainger pose together at Inauguration Ceremony

The City of Panama City held its Inauguration Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at City Hall in historic Downtown Panama City.

Before family, friends, and city staff, Mayor Michael Rohan, Sr., Commissioner (Ward II) Janice Lucas, and Commissioner (Ward I...

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City News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Panama City Celebrates National Public Works Week

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The City of Panama City is celebrating National Public Works Week from May 21-27, 2023.

National Public Works Week honors the professionals who work around the clock maintaining infrastructure for transportation, water, wastewater and stormwater systems, p...

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City News
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Panama City Inauguration Ceremony to be held on May 24

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The City of Panama City invites the public to its Inauguration Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.

Mayor-Elect Dr. Michael Rohan, Commissioner-Elect (Ward II) Janice Lucas, and Commissioner-Elect (Ward III) Brian Grainger will be sworn into ...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Grey Dodge graduates in inaugural class of new regional collaboration program

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The City of Panama City is proud to announce Grey Dodge, Economic Development and Community Redevelopment Director, is a graduate of the new regional collaboration program called Leadership Northwest Florida. Dodge was selected by Florida’s Great Northwes...

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City News
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Panama City receives state grant to construct waterfront sidewalk along W. Beach Drive

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The City of Panama City has received a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the amount of up to $8 million dollars to design, bid, and construct a scenic waterfront sidewalk along W. Beach Drive that increases connectivity and pro...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Arbitration Panel sides with FEMA on replacement funding for Civic Center

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In a disappointing two-to-one ruling by the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals arbitration panel, the City’s request for federal funding to replace the Marina Civic Center was denied. Despite the Panel’s ruling, the City is still eligi...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City awarded $20.4 million to repair infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Michael

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Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday, January 13, 2022 that more than $20 million has been awarded to the City of Panama City through the Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Repair ...

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