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.
Children's Home Society of Florida YouthWorks, in partnership with the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners Department of Community Affairs, is hosting a Youth Resource Expo for ages 21 and under.
Escambia County District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill and Public Works Department staff held a community meeting last night at Lexington Terrace Community Center. Over 60 residents attended the meeting, focused on road improvements and projects in the Warrington area.
Escambia County Extension and the University of Florida IFAS will host an Ag Saves Workshop Series beginning Tuesday, March 24. This four-session series of interactive workshops will focus on the basics of securing your farm’s financial future and will be offered locally at the Walnut Hill Community Center, 7850 Florida 97. In addition to learning from featured speakers, participants will receive a Farm Journal Legacy Project Workbook to help walk their family through the succession planning process.
Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend the upcoming RESTORE Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting on March 2. The RAC will evaluate at least two scoring options for potential RESTORE projects and make a recommendation to the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (BCC).