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NOTICE OF GATHERING:  The Board of Commissioners are invited to attend the Planning Board Monthly Workshops held on the second Wednesday of the month from 3 - 4 PM at City Hall.

***OHPA will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted (2023 calendar year).


Miriam Hill, District 1; Danny Fullwood, District 2, Justin Taylor, District 3; Ray Nelson, District 4; Mike Cole, District 5


OHPA's new address: 516 S 10th Street, Ste. 103, Fernandina Beach

Office hours - Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm (*by appointment)

or call 904.468.2073



***Special thank you to Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshall Jason Higginbotham

and the Fernandina Beach Fire Dept. for their support and assistance.



September 25, 2023 Monthly Meeting

Peck Center

Willie Mae Ashley Auditorium

516 S 10th Street, Fernandina Beach

Time: 5 PM


5:00 PM – Meeting Call to Order – Chairman



Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call:  Miriam Hill, District 1; Danny Fullwood, District 2, Justin Taylor,  District 3; Ray Nelson, District 4; Mike Cole, District 5



   1. Executive Session (Shade meeting)


Pursuant to Florida Law, the OHPA Board of Commission will open a Special meeting (Public) and then conduct an Executive session (closed) to discuss pending litigation Case No. 2020-CA-284 (COFB v. OHPA, PILOT matter).


The Special meeting will reconvene promptly after the conclusion of the Executive session.


  2. Special meeting (Public)


       a. Public Comments - Audience (Comments must be submitted prior to the meeting)

       b. Budget FY 2023-24

       c.  Real Estate agreement (John Hillman/Cabana Lane)

       d. Port Executive Director position


   3. Adjournment

Budget FY 2023-24 v.5 - Click here

*The agenda is subject to change without prior notice*

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.



***Request for Bids***

The Ocean Highway & Port Authority of Nassau County, Florida (OHPA/The Port) is seeking proposals from qualified Contractors to provide Civil and Electrical Work, and the manufacturing and erection of a Fabric Warehouse Building measuring 220’x100’x35’ (with an option for the purchase and erection of a second fabric warehouse of the same design and specifications needs to be included in the proposal) for the Port of Fernandina facilities located at 143-101 Dade Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

For details - Click here


Economic Incentives in Nassau County

(NC Economic Development Board)

Industrial Development Bonds - Click here for more information or call OHPA 

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New

M-95 Fernandina Beach to Charleston Barge Service Designation

M-95 Fernandina Beach to Charleston Barge Service will help the Port of Fernandina in Nassau County, the northernmost county on the Atlantic coast in Florida, service all coastal seaports on the Atlantic, including Charleston, SC, and contribute to the reduction of truck traffic on I-95.

"The designation of marine highways by Congress will help move cargo and people to help grow the economy and shift freight off of congested highways,” said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

“Marine highways are an efficient and cost-effective option for moving freight and passengers in America,” said Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby.

The America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP) authorizes the designation of Marine Highway Routes and Marine Highway Projects. A Marine Highway Project is a planned service, or expansion of an existing service, on a designated Marine Highway Route. Designation makes projects and highway routes eligible to apply for federal funding. Congress appropriated $7 million for AMHP in Fiscal Year 2019.

View the Port of Fernandina's

View the Port of Fernandina

 Panoramic view of the Port of Fernandina
Click here.
Aerial image ofthe Port of Fernandina
Important Notices:

OHPA's new address:

516 S 10th St, Ste. 103

Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

*Office hours by appointment or call 904.468.2073

Notices of Gathering
***Two or more Commissioners will attend the following event:
- October 2, 2023:  Public Officials Appreciation Reception (NC Chamber of Commerce)
                                 5 to 7 PM, Lesesne House, 415 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach
*** By Invitation only 

Contact the Port

For information about port operations, tidal information, access or questions regarding the port itself, please contact the Port of Fernandina at:

Office:  904.990.1303

Under Florida law, Email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact this office by phone or in writing

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