District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill

Cherokee Trail Sidewalk Meeting

Underhill Update Filming on Perdido Key

Doug Underhill, District 2

2016/17 Chairman

Commissioner Doug Underhill was elected by the citizens of District 2 in 2014. He is a 27 year veteran of the US Navy, currently serving as the Reserve Commanding Officer of a Cryptologic and Intelligence unit in Greensboro, NC.

Growing up in a Navy family and while serving, Underhill has lived in numerous counties, cities and countries. However, he has chosen to call Escambia County his home. Currently, he resides in Perdido Key with his wife and two sons. The commissioner has served his community as a baseball and basketball coach, in numerous positions with the Boy Scouts of America and as a trustee at the Perdido Bay United Methodist Church.

Underhill's priorities include offering residents an open, understandable and resilient local government body. 

District 2 Commissioner's Aide: Jonathan Owens

Commissioner Underhill Speaking at a FEMA Cybersecurity Exercise


LED lighting projects totaling over $500K for Myrtle Grove and Chief's Way brought 731 new lights to District 2 neighborhoods.


An upgraded Perdido Kids Park reopened to the public in February. Park staff and volunteers installed safety advancements and new equipment, added fresh paint and artwork, along with making general repairs.


Efforts to improve the water quality of Bayou Chico continued with $11 million in NFWF projects in the watershed currently underway and the Bayou Chico Contaminated Sediment Remediation Project selected as the single project for Gulf Consortium RESTORE funding.