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Take a journey through the highly anticipated Mississippi Aquarium. President and CEO Kurt Allen guides us on a walk to areas that most don't get to see. In just a few weeks, the aquarium will open its doors to eager onlookers and children thrilled to witness the majesty of aquatic life from the river to the Gulf. Until then, enjoy the sneak peek.


Only 57.1% of the population in Mississippi has completed the 2020 Census. This puts the state at risk of losing millions in federal funding over the next 10 years.  The U.S. Census Bureau needs your help in encouraging ALL residents to respond today.

By participating in the 2020 Census you will help your community gain funding for emergency services, childcare programs, community grants, elder care initiatives, as well as, programs for those with special needs to name a few.

Help promote participation in the 2020 Census by joining the 2020 Census Push For Mississippi campaign beginning Wednesday, July 22th through the end of the month. Join the U.S. Census Bureau social media campaign to show why the 2020 Census matters to you and post on your preferred social channels to reach your audience and followers.

Please do what you can now to help our community get the funding it needs. Responding to the 2020 Census takes less than 10 minutes. It’s safe, important, and easy. Respond online at or call 844-330-2020.

Join #2020CensusPushMS to ensure EVERYONE is represented!


Pandy Harmon started working for the City of Gulfport seven years ago as a part-time Marina Assistant. After just one year, she was promoted to the full-time position of Marina Clerk in the Harbor Master’s office. She came to the City with many qualifications and skills, which included office management and field technician work in the gaming industry. She has gained a plethora of boating knowledge during her tenure, but a larger portion comes from her boating background prior to joining the City team. Pandy is a licensed USCG Captain and was once a full-time charter captain. The vessels that have been under her command include a 19’ Carolina Skiff, a 44’ Resmondo, and a 50’ Striker Sportfish.

“Pandy is a vital team member that is always present with a smile and a positive personality. She plays a major role in the day-to-day operations of the Harbor and through her knowledge of the boating world, she really makes it one of the best around.” –Gus Wesson, Director, Department of Leisure Services

Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Gulfport Department of Leisure Services has made the decision to cancel pee wee, flag, tackle and adult flag football programs for the 2020 season. The health and safety of the participants, volunteers, staff and community are the top priority. They look forward to offering fall/spring programming, which will be contingent upon the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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