Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Apalachicola Mayor Extends Office Hours


Beginning Monday, February 8, 2016 the Mayor’s Office will be opened 5-days each week. New office receptionist Dawn Morris will be at the office each Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon and from 12:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M., and on each Friday from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon and from 12:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. to greet visitors, answer the telephone, take messages and direct calls and inquiries received from the public to the appropriate City department.

As time permits the Mayor will continue to hold open office hours each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon and from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., with no appointments necessary.

The extended office hours are made possible through a partnership agreement between the Mayor’s Office and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA). The NCBA based out of Panama City, Florida is a Department of Labor funded senior citizens job training program that assist seniors (55-70) get the necessary training they need to reenter the workforce.

As a host agency there's no cost to the Mayor’s Office or the City for participating in the program. 

In the past the NCBA have placed seniors for training with other host agencies like the Apalachicola Municipal Library, the Senior Citizens Center and Franklin’s Promise Coalition.

To reach the Mayor’s Office call direct at (850)653-1017 or just simply stop by for a visit at 192 Coach Wagoner Blvd., Suite 1, inside the Mayor Van W. Johnson, Sr., Recreation & Community Service Complex (formerly the old Apalachicola High School).