Commissioner Pat Perno
For 16 years, I’ve been proud to call Lynn Haven my home. I am a husband of 20 years and a proud father of two girls. As the owner of Beef O’Brady’s, right in the heart of Lynn Haven, I’ve had the honor to meet so many families, giving me insight into what Lynn Haven’s families need. Year after year, I have supported many children’s sports activities by sponsoring teams, donating food and supporting their fundraising activities. Lynn Haven is a community that is built on families and as your commissioner, you can rest assured that each and every day I will put families first.
Together we need to be aggressive in bringing quality of life attractions to the City. Our sports leagues need to be second to none and parks need to have plenty of space for children to enjoy themselves. Our parks and sports facilities were devastated by the storm and we need to work to get those facilities operational for everyone to enjoy.
I believe in taking care of our seniors and I'm glad the City took back the Senior Center. Now we can make sure seniors are taken care of and their needs are met, physically and socially.
I look forward to the challenge of redesigning the City to be proud of for generations to come. While we rebuild, we need to take a proactive approach to preparing for new growth and defining what we want the new Lynn Haven to look like, including City Hall, the police department, library, etc.
I believe we need to build partnerships with our large employers in Lynn Haven to make sure they remain viable for our citizen’s workforce needs. Having good industry and jobs will allow our children to one day raise their families in Lynn Haven in a flourishing environment.