A Message from Our President

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in the Junior League of Panama City. We are a volunteer organization that invests in the training and development of women as civic leaders who transform their communities through strategic and effective action.  Since 1951, our League has been addressing issues affecting our community through the establishment of community partnerships, fund development efforts, and community impact programs.   I’d like to take this opportunity to share some things with you about our membership and organization.

The JLPC is an organization of women volunteers who are doers. In 2016-2017, JLPC members gave approximately 5,000 volunteer hours to our community through our work in our community impact programs, fund development efforts, and civic leadership training. 

The JLPC is part of a volunteer legacy.  The Junior Service League of Panama City was established in 1951 by 20 women bound by a common interest in improving this community through their volunteer efforts.  65 years later, we are still bound by this common desire to enrich our lives and our community through volunteer service.

The JLPC is part of an international volunteer and civic leadership organization. Today, we benefit from membership in one of the largest and most effective volunteer organizations in the world, the Association of Junior Leagues International.  AJLI is comprised of 292 Leagues across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain.  We are 150,000+ women volunteers strong who are making significant impact in critical areas such as human trafficking, food security, and nutrition.

The JLPC is an organization of women leaders who are movers.  Our members are moved by issues facing our community and are compelled to act to move a cause forward. For example, in 2016, one of our members became aware of the issue of diaper need.  Research revealed the lack of an organization meeting this need in our local community.   Thus, the JLPC Diaper Bank was established and has distributed served 11,850 diapers, 3,760 wipes, and 2,130 training pants to approximately 400 children to date.

The JLPC believes in the power of partnership.  Through the establishment of strategic community partnerships, our League can positively impact significantly more lives in our community than if our organization worked alone.  For example, through our partnership with Bay District Schools, the JLPC Child Service Center provides approximately 1,200 underserved students a year with brand new school approved uniforms.  Our partnership with the Bay Education Foundation has resulted in more than $100,000.00 in grants being awarded to local teachers through our Excellence in Education Program.

If you are interested in membership, learning more about our mission, how to become a Junior League of Panama City Sponsor, or ways you can lend your support to our mission, I encourage you to explore our site or contact us @ jlpc@jlpanamacity.org to learn more about our organization, our values, and our work in the community.

Let’s Connect, 

Tina Kennon,

JLPC President, 2017-2018