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Board of County Commissioners

The county is governed by the Escambia 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 as the legislative and policy-setting body of Escambia County as established under Section 125 of the Florida Statutes. Commissioners are chosen in partisan elections by voters from the districts in which they live. The board duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Adopting, reviewing, and adjusting the annual county budget and authorizing expenditures.
  • Setting and authorizing the levy and collection of county-wide property taxes. This does not include school board, water and municipal millage rates.
  • Establishing policies and procedures for county departments to meet county goals.
  • Appointing the county administrator, county attorney, and county representatives to other governmental boards or committees.
  • Adopting and ratifying ordinances and resolutions as needed for the enforcement of county-wide actions.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of county services and programs as performed by the departments under the board of county commissioners.
  • Representing the county on a local, regional, state and federal level.
  • Other duties and responsibilities that may be enacted by the federal government, state legislature and governor.

Your county commissioners are (from left to right):

Commission Offices

Board Meetings

The commission typically meets three days a month for two regular and one committee of the whole meeting. The regular commission meeting can also include an agenda review and public forum meeting.

  • Committee of the whole meetings are held for commissioners to discuss items before they are brought to a regular commission meeting for a vote. Committee of the whole meetings begin at 9 a.m. usually on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Regular commission meetings, where commissioners discuss and vote on agenda items, are held twice a month: One is usually scheduled for a morning and one in the evening. These meetings are generally held at 5:30 p.m. on first Thursday and 9 a.m. on the third Thursday of a month.
  • A public forum is held before each regular commission meeting at either 8:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m., where the public is invited to attend and speak on the topic of their choice for two to three minutes.
  • Agenda review, where the commission reviews the items on an evening's regular commission meeting agenda with staff, is held at 9 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month. 

Be sure to check the meeting calendar for any changes in the schedule or for the addition of any special meetings or workshops.  


All meetings are held in the board chambers at the Escambia County Governmental Complex, located at 221 Palafox Place. Additional meetings, special meetings and workshops are advertised and open to the public.

Want to Watch?

All Commission meetings can be viewed live on, channels 4/1004 on Cox, channel 98 for Spectrum and Mediacom (Pensacola Beach) subscribers and channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers.

Meeting Schedule

For a complete schedule and information regarding all county meetings, please view the calendar.

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The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community.

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