Bay County Chamber of Commerce

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401


Phone: 850.785.5206

Fax: 850.763.6229





Governmental Affairs Update October 9, 2015
October 12, 2015

Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking And Request For Comments.

Tyndall AFB does not currently have the authority to restrict access to the shoreline of Tyndall AFB if needed to respond to a security threat.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to revise the regulations at 33 CFR part 334 by establishing a restricted area in the waters surrounding Tyndall AFB. This amendment will allow the Installation Commander, Tyndall AFB to temporarily restrict the passage of persons, watercraft, and vessels in waters contiguous to this facility when a specific and credible security threat is identified, providing greater security for personnel and equipment during those periods.  The comment period for this proposed rule ends on October 14th.  Please visit the Federal Register web page to leave your comments on this proposal. 


Bay County Legislative Delegation Set Public Hearing

Panama City - Chairman Jay Trumbull and the members of the Bay County state legislative delegation, invite you to join them for a public hearing to be held on Monday, November 9th, from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm CST. The meeting will take place at the Bay County Board of County Commissioners' Chamber located at 840 West 11th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401.

Delegation members will hear public comments on proposals for the 2016 Legislative Session. They will also consider and vote on a "local bill" (which is state legislation that only pertains to a municipality, taxing district, or school district within the county). The local bill slated to be heard is a proposal to dissolve an Inactive Special District; Bay County Bridge Authority.


If you would like to be placed on the agenda for the delegation meeting, please contact Patti, Butchikas, legislative assistant to Representative Jay Trumbull, at 850-914-6300 or by email at, no later than 5 pm CST, Monday November 2nd, 2015. Any member of the public is welcome to attend and participate.

The Bay County Delegation includes Representative Jay Trumbull, Representative Brad Drake, and Senator Don Gaetz.


Florida House of Representatives - Click here to find and contact your Representative

Florida Senate - Click here to find and contact your Senator

United States House of Representatives - Click here to find and contact your Representative

Senators of the United States Congress - Click here to find and contact your Senator


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact one of our staff members.




The mission of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce is to create superior value for all chamber members large and small, cultivate economic and personal development, promote and protect a competitive system of business, be a community leader while embracing Bay County’s opportunities and challenges.


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