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City of Fort Walton Beach Hires Public Relations Manager

The city of Fort Walton Beach has hired Doug Rainer as its new public relations manager. Rainer will
City of Fort Walton Beach Hires Public Relations Manager
By Get The Coast • Issue #12 • View online
The city of Fort Walton Beach has hired Doug Rainer as its new public relations manager. Rainer will begin work in Fort Walton Beach today, Monday, November 26th.
If the name sounds familiar that’s because Rainer was previously the public information manager at the City of Destin for the last eight years. He is also a board member of the Florida Municipal Communicators Association, an association of the Florida League of Cities.
Rainer has more than 14 years of public relations experience in the private and public sectors.
In talking with Rainer he said,
“I am excited for this opportunity. There are a lot good things happening in Fort Walton Beach right now, and I look forward to helping keep that momentum up.”
I’ve known Doug for many many years and look forward to working with him to help bring you the latest news coming out of the City of Fort Walton Beach!

Some quick vitals
Weather: Partly cloudy. Much cooler. High near 55F.
Stat:  1,588. That’s how many waterfront homes are currently listed for sale in our area.
Do: Emerald Coast Cattle Baron’s Ball is this Friday, November 30th at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and this year’s theme is Cowboy Christmas!
Watch: Have you seen our Bikes or Bust videos? This year we are trying to help collect 3,000 bikes! The videos are on our FB page.
Resident responds to park graffiti
Kathy Anderson, who owns Our Little Schoolhouse in Mary Esther, woke up the day after Thanksgiving to find the park behind her house tagged with graffiti.
Vesta Heights, located on Memorial Parkway, was tagged Thanksgiving night. According to Anderson, this is the second time the park (and her fence) has been tagged.
Vesta Heights playground tagged
Vesta Heights playground tagged
Frustrated, she went to her art studio in her backyard and grabbed some paint to try and cover up the graffiti. Not knowing what she was going to paint, she just started…
First she painted a flower and then wanted a sun. However, as she started painting the sun, she changed her mind. Anderson, a lover of horror flicks, decided to draw some inspiration from the Saw Movies.
The sun became the symbol you see on the Jigsaw doll.
“I want to play a game with you.”
After the flower and Jigsaw art was complete, Anderson wrote the words “Love you”. When asked why, she replied that it was a much better message than what was tagged on the fence.
Job well done, Kathy! We love the art you’ve added to the park!
If you’re down at the park, do yourself a favor a take a pic with the new mural!
View the entire gallery on Instagram
View the entire gallery on Instagram
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Ok, that’s all I have for you today. Hope you have a great start to your week and I’ll see ya tomorrow!
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