City Manager's Biography

Patti McLauchlin was appointed the first female City Manager of the City of Key West in July 2021.  Before her appointment, she served as Assistant City Manager and IT Director with over 40 years of service to the City.  As City Manager, she is in charge of over 500 City employees, which includes the Key West Police Department and Fire Departments. 

Patti holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Barry University and her Associate of Arts degree from the College of the Florida Keys, formally known as the Florida Keys Community College.  She is involved in the local community as a member of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, a board member with Key West Business Guild, Take Stock in Children, and the Southernmost Federal Credit Union.  Patti is also a member of several professional organizations, which include the International City Management Association (ICMA) and the Florida Local Government Information Systems Association.

City Manager Honored by Zonta Club

City Manager Patti McLauchlin was awarded the Zonta Club of Key West’s Community Service Award.

“Zonta is a service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy,” said outgoing Zonta President Amber Shaffer.

“This year’s selection for Zonta's Community Service award holds the top executive position in the City,” she said as she presented the award. “She works every day to improve our City and the lives of our residents.”

Patti McLauchlin community service award