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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Officer of the Year Awarded

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During a recent awards ceremony at the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg named Officer Leo Hernandez as Officer of the Year 2020.

Officer Hernandez started with the City in November of 2011, working in Code Compliance. He had a disti...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Ellie Barker Named KWPD Civilian Employee of the Year

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During a recent awards ceremony  at the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg honored Eleanor “Miss Ellie” Barker as the Civilian Employee of the Year 2020. Barker passed away suddenly in January.

She had wor...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

City Commission Honors Victims and Survivors

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As the nation passes the terrible landmark of more than half a million deaths over the past year due to the COVID-19 virus, the Key West City Commission has set aside the first Monday in March to honor the victims and survivors of this pandemic.

Monday, Ma...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Commission Commends Team

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The Key West City Commission this week commended the Key West High School Girls Basketball varsity team for their win in the District 4A-16 Championship. This team is the first to bring back the championship in 30 years.

The team is coached by Shonta McLeo...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Commission Honors Dedicated Baseball Legend

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A single day hardly seems enough for a Key West legend who was honored by the City Commission this week. They proclaimed James “Rocky” Portier Day.

“Most people would have to live three times to accomplish the things this man ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Commission Votes to Stop Chicken-Feeding

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The City of Key West is cracking down on illicit chicken feeding after the City Commission voted unanimously to add stricter language to its animal ordinance. Additional language in chapter 10 of the City’s Code of Ordinances makes it unlawful to feed or ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Bacon Honored for Dedication

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After 27 years of dedicated service, Community Services Lead Maintenance Worker Mark Bacon is retiring. During Wednesday’s City Commission meeting, he was commended for the superior job he has done during those years.

Bacon began as a groundskeep...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

All-Stars Return Victorious

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Key West’s Island Dogs All-Star baseball team was lauded Wednesday for ranking number two in the nation and number one in Florida for the 2020 season. In honor of their great accomplishment, Commissioner Gregory Davila and Mayor Teri Johnston pr...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

City Provides Stop Gap Funding for Community

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Leah Stockton, executive director or United Way of Collier and the Keys, along with members of other social services organizations in Key West gathered yesterday at City Hall to receive close to $210,000 to help the community counter the effects of the Co...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Free Rapid Covid-19 Testing

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Mayor Teri Johnston and Assistant City Manager Patti McLauchlin, on behalf of the City of Key West, presented the Keys Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) with a check for over $171,000 for rapid Covid-19 testing.

The money is a portion of the $1.3 millio...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Fire Department Presents Plaques

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The Key West Fire Department today presented Florida Department of Health Monroe County Epidemiologists Ysla Veliz and Angela Giquinto plaques of appreciation. Health Department Medical Director Dr. Mark Whiteside was on hand for the presentation.

“Thank y...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Brand New Playing Field

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As school resumes following the holiday break, students will enjoy the newly installed artificial turf at the Rosa Hernandez Girls Softball Field on Kennedy Drive. This means that the girls playing this 30th season on the field will have a modern, mud-fre...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Ed Knight Pier Has Artist's Seating

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Form follows function in the newest installation of art in public places stone benches being installed on the Edward B. Knight White Street Pier. This amazing project by sculptor Craig Berube-Gray is being fully funded by community donations – and the cem...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

2020 State of the Community

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Mayor Teri Johnston delivers the 2020 State of the Community address to the City of Key West.

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City of Key West's 2020 Annual Report

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The City of Key West released the 2020 Annual Report, giving the community an insight to the accomplishments of City government over the past year throughout the various departments.

The electronic report has been made available to access on the City’s web...

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