The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will hold its final two budget meetings concerning the Fiscal Year 2016 budget at 5:01 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 15 and Tuesday Sept. 29 in the Commission Chambers of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City.

The board will hold two additional workshops/meetings leading up to the final budget hearings at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 and 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 in the Commission Chambers.

All budget meetings are open to the public and will be broadcast live and archived for download at the link below.
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Triumph Gulf Coast to meet Aug. 18

Triumph Gulf Coast to meet Aug. 18Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. will conduct its inaugural meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West in Destin, Florida, 32550.

Triumph Gulf Coast is a nonprofit corporation organized to oversee 75 percent of all funds recovered by the Florida attorney general for economic damages to the state that resulted from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Triumph Gulf Coast must establish, hold, invest and administer a trust account at a federally insured institution for the economic recovery, diversification and enhancement of the eight Northwest Florida counties disproportionally affected by the spill. Those counties include Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.

Any person who wishes to appeal a decision by Triumph Gulf Coast or its board with respect to any manner considered at the meeting must have a record of the proceedings. He or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.

A meeting agenda will be posted to the University of West Florida's Office of Economic Development and Engagement Web site at the link below. For more information, contact OEDE at (850) 439-5400.
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Tunnell selected for statewide committee

Tunnell selected for statewide committee Bay County Commission Chairman Guy Tunnell has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Florida Association of Counties' Public Safety Committee alongside Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman. The committee works with FAC's Executive Committee and general membership to develop legislative policies for the 2016 Legislative Session.

"This is a great opportunity for Bay County to have some input at the state level," Tunnell said. "There are several real, burning issues coming up in this next session, and I look forward to having some opportunities for advocacy on those issues that directly impact Bay County's citizens and taxpayers."

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Pier Park CDD to meet Aug. 10

Pier Park CDD to meet Aug. 10 The Pier Park Community Development District will hold a hearing to consider its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10 at Panama City Beach City Hall, located at 110 S. Arnold Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413.

This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please click the link below or contact Debra Anderson at (850) 233-5100.
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