District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill

Commissioner Underhill Speaks at the Innerarity Point Park Ground Breaking

District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill attends a Tropical Storm Nate briefing and press conference with Gov. Rick Scott at the Emergency Operations Center Oct. 6, 2017.

Doug Underhill, District 2

Commissioner Doug Underhill was elected by the citizens of District 2 in 2014. He is a 28 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

District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill, Escambia County staff and Hammond Engineering Inc. hosted an on-site public meeting to discuss the plans for the Bob-O-Link, Gorham and Cruzat Project.


Twenty-one LED lights were installed on Old Gulf Beach Highway, totaling over $520K and 752 new lights for District 2 neighborhoods in two years.


Ground was broken on Innerarity Point Park, a joint project with FDEP and the Trust for Public Land. The $7.4 M park offer many amenities including a community gathering space, ADA accessible boardwalk, large dock, restroom, rinse off area and parking. 


The Perdido Key Dune Restoration Project funded by NRDA was completed restoring approximately 20 acres of degraded dune habitat impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill benefiting wildlife and improving the resiliency of Perdido Key.