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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Town Hall and Coffee with the Commissioner Recap

District 1 County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh Hosted the first of 6 yearly
town-hall meetings on Tuesday, February 21st at Windy Hill Baptist Church in Beulah
 
We had a very nice turnout for the first of a series of District 1 town-hall meetings last night.  I want to thank all of the citizens, staff, and special guests that came to the meeting and participated.  I want to give a special thank you to the County's Public Relations staff for bringing all of the necessary equipment for a successful event (podium, microphones, audio and video recording equipment).  A special thank you goes out to Pastor Ricky Skaggs of Windy Hill Baptist Church for allowing us the use of his facility 
 
Prior to the Town Hall meeting, WCOA radio interviewed me on Good Morning Pensacola, and this interview can be heard here (part 1) and here (part 2). 
 
This morning, we had a group of about a dozen citizens stop by the first of our monthly "Coffee with the Commissioner" events at Hardees on Pine Forest Road.  The conversations were very good and the citizens at the coffee were concerned with safe neighborhoods and how the county can support the nurturing of neighborhood watch programs.  We also had 5 citizens total that strongly supported the County vacating Rawson Lane so Pensacola Christian College could expand their campus.  We also discussed drainage issues and we were given a thorough explanation of the various types of retention ponds in Escambia County by County Administrator Jack Brown, who stopped in to greet the citizens.
 
District 1 County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh listens to Citizens at his
Coffee with the Commissioner event 2-21-2017
 

District 1 County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh speaks to Citizens at his
Coffee with the Commissioner event 2-21-2017

 County Administrator Jack Brown (left) speaks  to Citizens about retention ponds 
at the District 1 Coffee with the Commissioner event, 2-21-2017

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