Picture perfect white sand beaches and clear Gulf waters draw millions of vacationers to Escambia County each year and more than 300,000 people are proud to call Escambia County home. Rich in history and coastal beauty, our temperate climate adds to the area’s appeal with year round access for the avid outdoor enthusiast.
Known as the “Western Gate to the Sunshine State,” Escambia County offers calm seas and an active commitment to its marine ecosystems. A mecca for water sports with unsurpassed access to snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing and deep sea fishing, Escambia County residents and visitors alike enjoy the expansive seaside retreat known as the Gulf Island National Seashore, which includes beaches on Santa Rosa Island and Perdido keys, as well as historic Fort Pickens.
Governed by the Board of County Commissioners, Escambia County is divided into five districts with one county commissioner elected from each district to serve a four-year term. Commissioners are chosen in partisan elections by voters from the districts in which they live. The Board appoints a county administrator to be chief administrative officer of the county, responsible to the commission for the orderly operations of matters within the board’s jurisdiction.
Learn more about the elected officials of Escambia County here and we look forward to making you an asset to our team.