Who We Are

Pensacola Beach, Florida

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) is the governing branch overseeing the direction of Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island. Pensacola Beach is owned by Escambia County and is home to about 2,000 residents. The SRIA was created by the Florida legislature in 1947 under Chapter 24500. The SRIA does not receive tax support from the taxpayers of the county, but instead is fully funded from rental fees collected from beach business and residences.

The Authority is made up of six members, five are named by members of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners and whose term is the same as the commissioner who appointed them. The sixth member is elected by the registered voters on Pensacola Beach. The sixth membersí term is two years.

SRIA Mission Statement:

To promote tourism, manage growth and provide entertainment in a safe, clean, eco-friendly environment.

Board Members

  • Tammy Bohannon, Chairwoman
  • Janice Gilley, Vice Chair
  • Elwyn Guernsey, Secretary Treasurer
  • Dave Pavlock, Acting Secretary Treasurer
  • Thomas Campanella, Member
  • Mr. Jerry Watson, Member

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