ashton-haywardA Message From Mayor Ashton Hayward

When I was first elected in 2010, I promised Pensacola’s citizens innovative leadership and a new direction. Together, we have broken through the gridlock and grown Pensacola. While our city has always had countless promising assets, I have leveraged our potential to position Pensacola on the national stage over the past four years. During my administration, we have proven Pensacola is positioned not just compete for jobs, investment, and talent but also win on a regional, national, and international level.

With Pensacola’s nearly limitless potential, I remain committed to breaking down any barriers to this City’s success. As you have seen, I will devote myself to our citizens and current businesses by welcoming all business growth and promoting our city beyond its regional boundaries. My focus remains sustainable economic growth and a higher quality of life through courting new businesses and focusing on our citizens’ interests. I will continue to strengthen my relationships in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., because I understand true progress arises when all levels of government collaborate.

Pensacola is now a leading city with the wind at its back and great things on the horizon. The next four years will be about how we seize opportunity. Together, let’s capture Pensacola’s upward momentum, securing this promising future.

Thank you!



Born and raised in Pensacola

Ashton Hayward was born and raised in Pensacola, attending local schools and is proud to be raising his family there. Ashton and his wife, An, have one son, Aiden.

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On Ashton’s watch, new businesses have arrived and put more Pensacola residents to work, while our city’s crime rate is finally on the decline.