Welcome to Historic Apalachicola, Florida

Apalachicola is a close-knit community of hard-working, friendly people who enjoy the good life that thorough historical preservation, beautiful wildlife, and easy water access allow. Each day in our fair city begins with a brilliant sunrise reflecting off the Apalachicola Bay and ends with a red-hued sunset over miles of wildlands. Small town restaurants, shops, and bars offer an array of delights for citizens and visitors alike. A fascinating history and maritime culture, bountiful natural resources, fresh local seafood, and hardy loyal citizens create an unparalleled quality of life here in the Florida panhandle.

Request for Proposals – 2022-06 Community Planning Technical Assistance & Grant Administration

November 23, 2022

The Apalachicola City Commission is requesting proposals to obtain a consulting firm for Community Planning Technical Assistance and Grant Administration for the City of Apalachicola. More details can be found on our requests for proposals page.

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November 18, 2022

The Apalachicola City Commission is requesting proposals to provide labor and material for the coating of the elevated tank for the City of Apalachicola. More details can be found on our requests for proposals page.

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The City of Apalachicola is now accepting applications for Code Enforcement Officer

November 7, 2022

The City of Apalachicola is accepting applications for Code Enforcement Officer. This position includes but is not limited to professional work within the Building and Inspections Department involving enforcement of City codes and ordinances. Learn more…

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The City of Apalachicola is seeking a Grants Coordinator

October 31, 2022

The Grants Coordinator oversees and manages all grant efforts and associated projects for the City and reports directly to the City Manager, Finance Director, and City Commission. The Grants Coordinator is tasked with planning and implementing…

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Mayor Brenda Ash - City of Apalachicola Florida

Welcome to Apalachicola!

Our beautiful city is one of the oldest port cities in the state of Florida. Established in 1831, Apalachicola boosts a rich and unique past. Glimpses of that by-gone era can still be viewed today through our charming shops, inviting parks, historic museums and acclaimed restaurants serving fresh locally-caught seafood. Additional maritime life is evident through picturesque Scipio Creek which flows into a vast ecosystem where the vital Apalachicola River meets the Apalachicola Bay, creating a natural and pristine estuary that eventually flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

This special place I call home is truly a gem and I am honored to serve as its first female mayor, a position I do not take lightly. As mayor, I am tasked with serving my fellow residents, working alongside my friends, and being an ambassador for our visitors. These are roles I eagerly embrace for I am proud to be a representative of such a remarkable city.

The name “Apalachicola” is said to mean . . . “land of friendly people.” Living and working together with my fellow Apalachicolians, I can completely vouch for the accuracy of that label and as our city continues to grow and prosper, it is my desire that the same inviting charm that intrigued you to live, work, play and visit here, will seep into your spirit and keep you here.

Again, welcome to our historic city.


Mayor Brenda Ash