West Florida Regional Planning Council

At a crossroads: Growth puts strain on infrastructure

At a crossroads: Growth puts strain on infrastructure

Navarre is growing. Repeated like a broken record in county meeting halls, community groups and passing conversation, this fact has little dispute. Also facing little debate is the effect of growth on infrastructure, increasing demand for ways to get around, for access to clean water and for space to get some fresh air.   Read […]

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa County has been selected by the National Association of Counties (NACo) as one of only four counties in the country to participate in the Coastal Counties Resilience Team Challenge. This three-year program is designed to provide training, offer assistance and promote collaboration to strengthen the ability of counties to handle extreme weather events […]

Planners seek input on biking, pedestrian paths

Planners seek input on biking, pedestrian paths

The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization is currently in the process of developing its pedestrian/bicycle plan. Workshops have been held and a survey is available on Facebook as the TPO gathers input to help set in motion a plan to create a continuous, connected and accessible pedestrian and bicycle network for users of all ages and […]

Amtrak passenger service in the works

Amtrak passenger service in the works

Amtrak passenger service is becoming a reality again along the Gulf Coast as support for the idea picks up steam.  Santa Rosa County is among the latest counties to provide a resolution of support to bring the popular rail service back to the region, along with Pensacola and Crestview. “It’s probably about two to three […]

County hires new Public Information Officer

County hires new Public Information Officer

Brandi Whitehurst was approved to be the new public information officer for the county at the Jan. 14 Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The PIO is responsible for promoting awareness of the county’s mission, programs, policies and initiatives to residents of the county and the media. Whitehurst’s employment began Jan. 19. According to […]