Mayor Mark Sheldon welcomes you to Panama City Beach, Florida, Home of "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches."
The City government consists of four at-large council members and a mayor. Each member of the Council has one vote. The Council meets twice a month on the second and fourth Thursdays.
The City of Panama City Beach is approximately 16 square miles located located along the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. The City has approximately 14,000 permanent residents and it is estimated that an average of 100,000 people visit the beach during an average day during peak summer season. The City's number one industry is tourism which has contributed to an eight percent growth rate each year.