Bill Schaetzle

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Vision for Niceville

For Niceville to remain a desirable community to live and raise a family by maintaining its local charm and community atmosphere and ensuring a safe community with the services that its citizens want and deserve while facing the challenges of economic and residential growth.

Council Group 1
First Elected:  August 2011
Last Election:  March 14, 2023
Next Election:  March 2027
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BA in Economics, 1973, with additional courses towards an MBA program. I entered the USAF in 1973 and pursued a career in aviation, first as a navigator and then as an electronic warfare officer on a variety of aircrafts. I have served both on active duty and in the Air National Guard. I retired from the USAF in 2004 and have since worked at Hurlburt Field as a requirements program manager for an EC-130 aircraft.


My wife, Claudene, and I were married in 1974. I was assigned to Hurlburt Field in late 1998 and we moved to Niceville in 1999. We have lived here ever since. We have no children.