Grover Robinson Pre-files To Run For Pensacola Mayor

October 17, 2017

Monday, Escambia County District 4 Commissioner Grover Robinson  became the first candidate to pre-file for mayor of Pensacola.

Robinson has served on the county commission since 2006, and was appointed chairman in 2010 and 2016. He has also serves as chairman for the Florida Gulf Consortium and as an at-large board member of the National Association of Counties. His past services include president of the Florida Association of Counties from 2014-15 and 2016 class member of Leadership Florida.

Robinson has been actively involved in the community, serving as a current or past board member for the Pensacola State College Foundation, Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, United Way of Escambia County, Baptist Health Care Foundation, Christ Church Episcopal Parish and more. He and his wife Jill have two children, Grover V and Anna Lowrey.

Robinson’s current term on the Escambia County Commission is set to end in November 2018.

Beulah Beltway Public Meeting Scheduled

October 17, 2017

A Beulah Beltway Alternative Corridor Evaluation Public Meeting will be held Monday, October 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church at 800 East Nine Mile Road.

The meeting will provide the public an opportunity to review project materials, ask questions of Escambia County staff and provide comments about the proposed Beulah Beltway project. Agenda items include an overall discussion of the project, northern route overview, southern route overview and discussion of future steps for the project.

For more information about the Beulah Beltway project, to access project reports and maps, or to submit comments, visit

A previous Beulah Beltway meeting in early August saw tempers flare and the air conditional falter asan estimated 250 people tried to pack their way into the public meeting at the Plainview Baptist Church on West Nine Mile Road. That prompted county officials to announce that another meeting would be held in a larger venue.

The Beulah Beltway will serve to connect Nine Mile Road in Beulah to Highway 29 somewhere in the area from south of West Quintette Road to Barrineau Park Road. There’s no funding available yet for the northern potion of the project.

Pictured: An August Beulah Beltway meeting. file photos, click to enlarge.