Mayor Michael "Doc" Rohan
Term Expires April 2025
Phone: 850) 872-3002
City Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at 8:00 a.m. and take place in the Bay County Commission Meeting Room located in the Bay County Government Center, 840 West 11th Street. Special meetings are held as needed.
Mark T. McQueen has been City Manager for the City of Panama City since September 2018. In this role, Mark serves as the city’s chief administrative officer and manages the daily operations of government. In the wake of Hurricane Michael in October 2018, McQueen has worked closely with the Mayor, City Commission, and city staff to help lead Panama City’s recovery as the premier city in the Florida Panhandle.
Prior to his service with the City, McQueen spent 36 years with the U.S Army, retiring as a two-star general. His last assignment was as the Commanding General of the 108th Training Command (IET) headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was responsible for more than 8,000 Soldiers in 44 states and Puerto Rico.
McQueen is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, and Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
Originally from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, McQueen is a resident of Southport, Florida and is married to the former Karen Lynette McLeod. They have two children, Taylor and Thomas. Additionally, McQueen previously served as the Business Administrator at First Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida.
McQueen earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. Additionally, Mark completed the National Security Studies Program at George Washington University and the Senior Executives in National and International Security Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School.
Policy is adopted by the City Commission then administered by a professional city administrator, the City Manager. The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission and holds office strictly at the pleasure of the Commission. The City Manager is responsible to the City Commission for the efficient administration of all business affairs of the city. In carrying out this responsibility, the Charter provides that the City Manager shall have the following power and obligation:
City Manager Mark McQueen hosts the weekly forum on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Citizens may attend in person at City Hall (Room 010) or virtually via Zoom.
Races in 2023: Mayor, Wards 2 and 3.
Elections held during April municipal election.
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