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- July 25th
July 25, 2012

This periodic update is intended to keep you informed on issues impacting your business and our community.  We encourage you to stay in tune on these activities and to communicate with our elected officials.  In addition, you will receive "ACTION ALERTS" during session, or on a local level, as issues arise and we need mass communication with our elected leadership.  When the time comes, please respond quickly as our officials need prompt input from their constituents.

Thank you for making Bay County a better place to live, work and play!


Voter Information

The Bay County Supervisor of Elections Office has mailed new voter registration cards to Bay County voters.  It is important that you check your card as many precinct/polling locations have changed.


The Primary Election is Tuesday, August 14th, with early voting from Saturday, August 4th through Saturday, August 11th.  Remember you must be registered in the party to vote in that party's primary.

  The one exception is if all candidates for an office are in the same party and the winner will have no opposition in the general election. In this case all voters may vote for that office, for example the State Attorney position.  All voters may vote for non-partisan offices such as the School Board.


If you have questions regarding this primary you may contact the Supervisor of Elections office at 784-6100 or click on



Primary Candidates Forum


The League of Women Voters has teamed with WJHG for a Primary Candidates Forum, to be broadcast live from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26th, from the FSU Holley Center.  Panelists from the League, WJHG News, Gulf Coast State College and FSU-PC will be questioning the candidates. You may join in person at the Forum or watch it live on WJHG.


Freight Mobility Listening Session


The Florida Department of Transportation will be hosting a regional listening session as the initial step in crafting Florida's Freight Mobility and Trade Plan. This is your opportunity to discuss the business community's needs for effective and efficient freight movement both now and in the future.


The session will be on Friday, August 17th at 9:00 a.m. in the Bay County Library Community

Registration is free but space may be limited.  You are encouraged to register by contacting Holly Munroe,


Governmental Affairs Committee Would Like Your Input


The Governmental Affairs Committee is working on the 2013 Legislative Agenda. If you have issues that you would like to see addressed in this member wide survey you may send them to


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 Congressman

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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