Calling all citizens! Cinco Bayou needs new councilmembers!
Contact Keith or Linda for details.


Announcements

 Join us for our Arbor Day celebration: Frances Park, April 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Join the Town Mayor, Council and Staff for a tree planting ceremony in honor of our beloved Council member Carol Koch.
  • The Town of Cinco Bayou Town Council is giving notice of a vacant council seat.  Any qualified Cinco Bayou resident interested in being appointed to the Town Council should submit a letter of intent to the Town Manager/Clerk no later than Friday, May 4, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.   The seat is for a term ending on March 31, 2019.  

  • Cinco Bayou Residents: We will once again have 2 dumpsters available in town to help with your spring cleaning. This is a great time to dispose of unwanted old furniture, cabinets, shrubs, etc. - everything, including the kitchen sink! PLEASE, NO HAZARDOUS materials! There will be a dumpster in Laguna Park located on Yacht Club Drive as well as the K-Mart Parking lot on Eglin Parkway and Kelly Ave. on April 9 - 27, 2018. If you have any questions on what can be put into the dumpsters you may call Linda, Jerry or Keith at Town Hall: 850.833.3405
  • The Winter Newsletter has been published! Look for it in your mailboxes or download a copy here.
  • Cinco Bayou from the Town Hall Action shot during a town hall meeting Cinco Bayou Bridge at night A squirrel in Francis Park, Photo by Lee Dupraw Cinco Bayou at dusk from Laguna Park, Photo by Lee Dupraw

    Council meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Town Hall

    All citizens are encouraged to participate! Nominate a meeting topic by submitting a Request Form in person at the Town Hall or via e-mail to the Linda.


    The General Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 can be found here.
    The CRA Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 can be found here.


    History

    Cinco Bayou as we know it today, has experienced many changes have taken place since the town was founded on July 3, 1950.

    During the 1950s, the Town became a residential community supporting the increased activities at Eglin Air Force Base and the expanding commercial and tourist enterprises of the Fort Walton Beach area.

    The 1960 census listed the Town with a population of 643,which numbered more than 150 at that time. In 1966, a portion of Andalusia Street was vacated and a new Town Hall was constructed. This building was to be the center of Town activity for the next 23 years.

    The 1970 census listed the Town's population at 362. During the 1970s the trend toward commercial development continued. Eglin Parkway, Beal Parkway and Yacht Club Drive had all been widened to 4 lanes.

    By 1980, commercial activities had increased and there were 95 businesses in the Town with an estimated 600 employees. In the 1980s, Eglin Parkway was widened to six lanes and the Sea Way boat ramp was rebuilt and additional piers added. A picnic shelter was built in Laguna Park and a boardwalk and sand trails were constructed in Glenwood Park. During 1989 the new Town Hall was constructed on Yacht Club Drive to provide a larger meeting place.

    The 2000 census counted nearly 400 residents in the Town.

    On December 12th of 2013 Cinco Bayou became a Purple Heart Town.

    Through the efforts of many dedicated people, Cinco Bayou is a town we can all be proud of!