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community newsletter. 

Vol. 5, Issue 46

Newly redesigned city website launches 

The City of Orange Beach is pleased to announce that its newly redesigned website successfully launched on Wednesday. It has an entirely new look and more functionality for residents and visitors alike. The web address remains the same:

Powered by the CivicPlus content management system, the new website provides opportunities for users to stay up-to-date on city activities through the NotifyMe and MyAccount functions. Other new features include an enhanced ADA-compliant format via AudioEye, bid postings, and robust city calendar listings and news alerts, all with a vibrant new look and design. 

The newly updated website remains mobile-friendly and responsive. In the upcoming weeks, city staff will keep working on streamlining the content and making improvements to the site’s navigation. Some functions, such as viewing City Council agendas, will not be live immediately on the CivicPlus platform but will remain at the NovusAgenda site


With AudioEye, website visitors can increase the text size, and get audio reading of the text on the website, which makes it more inclusive to anyone who may have a disability. To access AudioEye, click on the icon on the bottom right corner of the new website. 


By clicking “Log In” on MyAccount, users may create a login for the City of Orange Beach site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see most often, including calendars, news items and emergency alerts. Site users can also save favorite pages within MyAccount, making important information even easier to find.

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Latest News

City offices closed today in observance of Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day, non-essential city offices are closed today, with the exception of the Orange Beach Golf Center. 

Trash and recycling will not be affected. All routes will run as normal. City offices will open, with normal hours, on Monday, November 14th.

A sincere thank you goes out to all of our veterans. 

Planning Commission to meet Nov. 14

The Orange Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Monday, November 14th for a work session followed by its regular meeting at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Find the agenda for the November 14th Planning Commission meeting on the City Website.
City Council to meet Nov. 15

The Orange Beach City Council is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 15th in the Council Chambers at City Hall, followed by the Committee of the Whole work session. The council meeting will be streamed live on the city's Facebook page at The agendas are available at
'Visions of Christmas' returns Nov. 17-19 to Orange Beach Performing Arts Center

Mark your calendar to start the Christmas season off right! "Visions of Christmas - A Musical Celebration" will hit the stage Nov. 17-19 at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets are free, but reservations are required! Get tickets for Visions of Christmas.

Visions of Christmas, a variety show by the Expect Excellence Music Department, is a high energy community-led Christmas production. Patrons will have the opportunity to see everything from comedy, to rock, to classical and so much more. Come and celebrate the season with Expect Excellence.

The show is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th; Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. The Thursday and Friday performances will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Saturday's showtime is 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1 p.m.

2022 Firefighter of the Year and Police Officers of the Year announced

Congratulations to all of the Orange Beach first responders who were recognized Monday night at the Community Association’s annual Appreciation Dinner for the Orange Beach Fire Department and Police Department at the Community Center.

Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling and Police Chief Steve Brown presented their department awards. The 2022 Firefighter of the Year is Firefighter James McMurray. Other firefighters were also recognized for their outstanding service during the past year. The 2022 Officers of the Year are Cpl. Brent McBrayer and Officer James Singleton. The Police 2022 Employee of the Year is Corrections Officer Ryan Jackson. The Police Lifesaver Award was presented to Officers Dustin Colburn and Brandon Giles.

Thank you to all of our first responders for “protecting paradise”!

(In the photo above, from left, are Jackson, Colburn, McBrayer, Singleton and Chief Brown. In the photo below is Chief Kimmerling and McMurray.)


Follow all of the latest happenings at Orange Beach City Schools on the Orange Beach City Schools Facebook page

Orange Beach City Board of Education 

Upcoming scheduled meetings and/or work sessions:

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 4:30 P.M. Work Session followed by 5:30 P.M. Regular Meeting in Council Chambers
Find more information on the Orange Beach City Schools website at

School Websites

Orange Beach Elementary School:

Orange Beach Middle/High School:


Find all of the latest school news on Facebook at: 

Be sure to check out all of the happenings at the Orange Beach Public Library. The November Children & Teen Calendar 2022 is available now. Find more information on the Orange Beach Public Library Facebook page

Coastal Ballet to present ‘The Nutcracker’ on Dec. 2-3 at Orange Beach Performing Arts Center

The Coastal Ballet Company, in cooperation with the City of Orange Beach, will present The Nutcracker on December 2-3 at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. 

The classical Christmas ballet will be performed at 6 p.m. Friday, December 2nd and at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3rd. General admission tickets are $25 per adult, $10 for children ages 4-17, and free for children 3 and younger.

Purchase tickets for “The Nutcracker.”

The Performing Arts Center is at 23908 Canal Road, adjacent to Orange Beach Middle/High School. 

Gingerbread Jam returns Dec. 3

The annual Gingerbread Jam will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Orange Beach Event Center. 

It is a gingerbread house-assembly and decorating competition for families, friends, and businesses, and raises funds for the Expect Excellence Culinary Arts Program. 

Cost is $10 for the Family Category (up to four family members or friends) and $25 for the Business Category (team up to 10 co-workers). Each team needs to bring their own gingerbread structures, icing and decorative elements, along with their own tablecloth. Nothing may be pre-assembled. Building will begin on-site at 9 a.m.

Click here for more details and to register your Gingerbread Jam team.

The event is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: free entry and viewing. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Family/friends team judging at noon; business judging at 1 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting at The Wharf on Nov. 29

The annual City of Orange Beach Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Tuesday, November 29th at The Wharf. 

The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature performers singing Christmas Carols, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, hot chocolate and will end with the tree lighting.

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4099 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

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