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Local Woman is Recognized as a Hero for Saving the Life of a Coworker

October 29, 2019


Gabby Anthony of Panama City, was awarded the “City Hall Hero Award” on October 22. 


Anthony, an employee of Panama City Hall, recognized a coworker in distress and acted quickly. Her actions helped save his life.


“I realized something wasn’t right when [my coworker] appeared almost frozen,” Gabby said. “He was sweating profusely, and his speech was slurred. I yelled for someone to call 911 and grabbed a wet towel to help cool him off. I held his hand and told him everything was going to be okay until the medics arrived.” 


Anthony was placed at Panama City Hall through CareerSource Gulf Coast’s National Dislocated Worker Program. After Hurricane Michael, people found themselves in compromised situations, many having lost their jobs. Through the National Dislocated Worker Grant, CareerSource Gulf Coast has been working with local municipalities and agencies to place dislocated workers into laborer and humanitarian positions. 


“The National Dislocated Worker Program has been a gamechanger for our community,” said City Manager Mark McQueen. “CareerSource Gulf Coast has executed this program with excellence. Through our partnership, we have many community members receiving employment opportunities that both benefit them and our community as we work towards recovery.” 


CareerSource Gulf Coast provides free services to job seekers and employers in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties, with offices operated in all three counties. Visit to learn more about our professional workforce development and job placement services.




Picture attached provided by Panama City Hall.

Left: Mayor Greg Brudnicki, Right: Gabby Anthony


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