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~CITY OF VERNON, FLORIDA~
    
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

MAYOR:
Al Mani

COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Narvel Armstrong
W.C. Mckeithen, Jr.
Vivian Brewer
Peggy Dobbins
Gwen March 


City Employees:
Sharon Cobb, Clerk
Becky Baxley, Deputy Clerk
(Email)
Steven Campbell

Public Works Director
Gerald Ward

Wastewater Plant Operator:

Jimmy Cook
Jimmy Finch

Water Operator
:
Jimmy Finch
Jimmy Cook



The Mayor and Council meet at City Hall on the 2nd and 4th Monday  of each month...please make plans to attend.  The meeting begins promptly at 7:00 p.
m.

City Hall office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m.



Pictures
Local Dining
Vernon Historical Society, Inc.
~Heart of the unspoiled Panhandle~
Washington County Tourist Development
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Vernon High School-Home of the Yellow Jackets!
Vernon Middle School-Yellow Jackets
Vernon Elementary School-Home of the Eagles
The Investigator
Visit Chipley Bugle.com
Washington County News/Holmes County Times
~Mailbag~
We Proudly Support Our Troops
Contact Us:  City of Vernon
                   2808 Yellow Jacket Drive
                   P.O. Box 340
                   Vernon, FL  32462
                   (850)535-2444
                   (850)535-4286 fax
                  
cityofvernon@yahoo.com
                  

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Washington County/ Board of County Commissioners
                  ~THE HEART OF THE UNSPOILED PANHANDLE~

VERNON is the geographical center of Washington County and is named for George     Washington's Virginia home. The city rests just a stone's throw from tranquil Holmes   Creek, where steamboats traveled in the early 1900s.

Many landings in the Vernon area supply easy access to Holmes Creek for fishing,         hunting, or just drifting through crystal clear waters while enjoying the wildlife and      beautiful scenery nature provides.

Education is key and our youth are the pride of Vernon. Early education can begin at    the Head Start Center. There are also three public schools, and elementary, middle       and high school. The middle and high schools are new, and there are future plans for 
a new elementary. Children in the Vernon community enjoy a variety of programs        within their schools as well as their city with Vernon recreational department            
programs for all area youth.

The Community Center is available for public rental and has future plans for
senior citizen and youth programs through the recreational department.

Vernon Fire & Rescue provides service to the Vernon commujnity, as well as  
Washington County, with a coverage area of approimately 88 square miles.

Sam Mitchell Public Library ensures hours of enjoyment for all ages and
is conveniently located right of Main Street.

Local dining offers something for everyone with several restaurants to choose from.        Whether you're in the mood for seafood, pizza, international fare, or good old fashion    home cooking, you can find it here. Wine enthusiasts also enjoy visiting Vernon, with    a local winery that offers tasting, tours, and a wonderful gift shop.

Area churches welcome everyone with open arms, and provide food for the soul. Many    denominations are represented, boasting a "home church" feel, even on the first visit.

Small businesses are thriving. As you drive through town, expect to see real-estate         offices, an auto parts store, automotive repair shops, as well as cellular services, a/c         maintenance, movie rentals & tanning, storage rentals, dog grooming, a florist, hair       styling & barber shops, a hardware, and feed & seed, fruit & vegetable stands, satellite  services, grocery and convenient stores, a pharmacy, and healthcare center, all                 working together to meet the needs of the community.

New subdivisions are popping up all over and big business is on the horizaon.
A shopping center and major grocery store are now in the works.

The look of Main Street will soon change with the widening of Highway 79, but the        heart of the city remains within the people here. Vernon has no intention of "going       quietly into that dark night." Quite the contrary, Vernon citizens and Council                Members are working diligently to preserve the past while moving forward with the        times, in pursuit of Vernon's continued growth.

This quaint City holds a pioneering past, and is poised to embrace and equally               ambitious future. Just thirty minutes away from the world's most beautiful beaches,       Vernon truly is the heart of the unspoiled Panhandle.

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