Escambia County adopted a Local Preference Initiative on September 16, 2013, to improve local business access to bidding on vehicles and equipment being sought for purchase by the County. The initiative took effect October 1, 2013. The Escambia County website, MyEscambia.com, has implemented an alert specifically for businesses and residents interested in updates regarding Purchasing, a division of Budget and Management Services.
The RESTORE Act Advisory Committee, formed by Escambia County to develop recommendations for short-and long-term recovery strategies post-BP oil disaster, has worked diligently with County staff and the consultant firm Dewberry to include public input into the development of a draft Needs Assessment document (attached), a process that has been ongoing for several months. Now that the Needs Assessment is in the final stages, community members have an opportunity, once again, to take a few minutes to review the draft document and provide feedback.
Below is a listing of events occurring in the month of November at the West Florida Public Library (WFPL) locations in Escambia County. For more information about events, please contact the Main Library at (850) 436-5060 and follow @MyWFPL on Twitter.
The West Florida Public Library System (WFPL) serves more than 300,000 people in Escambia County. With seven libraries, the WFPL has grown and adapted to meet the changing information needs of our community since its inception in 1938, located at Old Christ Church with just 3,300 books.
Escambia County has no shortage of parks and recreational activities available to its residents. In fact, Escambia County is home to more than 100 parks and 16 community centers, each offering a vast array of resources and activities for all ages. From 2006 to the end of 2017, approximately $41 million of funds earned from the Local Option Sales Tax will have been invested in these amenities.