Achievements

Brian’s Achievements

  • Enhanced the design of two city parks in District 6 as the appointee of Mayor Hayward. This included the Community Maritime Park water feature with fountains, led the Council to approve the expanded water feature to eliminate smaller retention pond which had chain link fencing in direct view from main corridor of downtown Pensacola.
  • Introduced the legislation that resulted in honoring the late Rev. Theophalis May in the naming of the new Legion Fields Resource Center.
  • Improved the process of selecting architects for city community centers by forming an objective evaluation committee comprised of design and other qualified professionals.
  • Assisted the founder of Belmont Youth Band, Vivian Lamont, in attaining the not-for-profit corporate designation which opened doors for major sponsorships/funding.
  • Assisted Pensacola Runners Association volunteers in earning Pensacola the designation of “A Running Friendly Community.”
  • Increased collaboration among city agencies to reduce duplication of efforts and allowed easier teaming of ideas.
  • Encouraged millions of dollars of investments to improve renovation and investment in District 6.
  • Acted as a vigilant watchdog for inappropriate zoning in residential neighborhoods.
  • Actively addressing drainage issues related to flooding by encouraging environmentally sustainable solutions, including proposing a radical makeover of the N. Palafox corridor from Cervantes northward for 16 blocks.
  • Active member of the Complete Streets Committee which promotes increasing the number of pathways for walking and biking
  • Appealed personally to Gov. Scott to halt the relocation of an incompatible use—a probation office—in the North Hill residential neighborhood.