SRIA Announces Office Closure and Meeting Postponement Due to Severe Weather

by Katie King |

Santa Rosa Island Authority Announces Office Closure and Meeting Postponement Due to Severe Weather

Pensacola Beach, Fla. – (April 9, 2024) – In consideration of the safety and well-being of our staff and community members, the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will be closing its office, as well as the Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center, at noon on Wednesday, April 10, due to the forecasted severe thunderstorms.

Additionally, the SRIA Special Meeting of the Administrative Committee, originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, will be postponed to a later date and time. The SRIA Committee Meeting, originally scheduled for 5 p.m. on April 10, is canceled. All items on the Committee agenda will be heard as New Business at the Board meeting set for April 24 at 5 p.m.

“We prioritize the safety of our employees and residents,” said Leigh Davis, Executive Director of the SRIA. “Given the potential severity of the upcoming weather conditions, it is in the best interest of everyone involved to close our office early and reschedule our meetings.”

The new date and time for the SRIA Special Meeting of the Administrative Committee will be announced once determined.

For further updates and information, please visit the SRIA website at or call 850-932-2257.


Pensacola Beach is owned by Escambia County, Fla., and is under the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority(SRIA). 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. It is fully funded from lease fees collected from business and residences on the beach. The SRIA board is made up of six members; five are named by members of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners whose term is the same as the commissioner who appointed them. Registered voters on Pensacola Beach elect the sixth member. The elected member’s term is two years.


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