JB Whitten

City Mayor
Title: Mayor
Phone: (850) 682-1560 ext 252
J. B. Whitten


Mayor JB Whitten was elected on March 12th, 2019, and sworn in to office on April 1st, 2019. He is a retired member of the United States Air Force and a retired Florida high school teacher. Since his arrival here, he has served the Crestview community as President of his Homeowners’ Association, as a volunteer at the Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross, President of the North Okaloosa Republican Club, a former member of the Crestview Kiwanis Club, and was the first Office Manager of the Okaloosa County Seniors vs. Crime Office in Crestview. Seniors vs. Crime is a Special Project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Mayor Whitten also served as the Region 5 Deputy Director for that project. 



Mayor Whitten and his wife, Ann have been married for over 50 years. They have two grown daughters, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He is active in the Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, serving as one of their Lectors. He is an elected Precinct Committeeman for Election Precinct 45 in Crestview and also a member of Post 75 of the local American Legion. 

Personal Note:


I am excited about maintaining our new form of city government and see this as “A New View for Crestview”. I will be an integral part of working with the City Manager, the City Clerk, and the City Council in continuing to uphold this “New View”. 

City Representative to:

  • Okaloosa Walton Transportation Planning Organization – Primary # 2 

  • Military Sustainability Partnership Executive. Committee Alternate 

  • Past President of the Northwest Florida League of Cities  

  • Member, Board of Directors Florida League Cities (FLC) 

  • Member, Board of Directors Florida League of Mayors (FLM) 

  • Member, FLC Transportation and International Affairs Committee  

  • Member, FLC First Action Strike Team 

  • Member, Board of Directors Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce 

  • Member, Crestview Chamber Military Affairs Committee 

  • Founder, Citizens’ Advisory Council 

  • Founder, Mayors Homeless Advisory Council 

  • Founder, Mayor’s Veterans’ Advisory Group 

  • Member, Business Leadership Council 

  • Member, One Okaloosa Economic Development Council 


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