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Mayor Tells Students the Importance of Voting

Mayor Teri Johnston recently read to Mr. Eliot Sharp and Mrs. Erica Martin’s 2nd graders at Gerald Adams Elementary. The students have been learning about local elections and the role of the mayor.

She read “Vote!” which is an introduction to voting.

She answered questions about running for mayor and her responsibilities as mayor. She stressed the importance of voting when they are old enough.

Mayor Tells Students the Importance of Voting

Mayor Johnston Serves on Resiliency Panel

Mayor Teri Johnston recently participated in the “Motivating Coastal Communities to Action: Mayors' Panel” at the 2023 Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Summit at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort.

Mayors of Florida's coastal communities discussed how they are balancing quality of life priorities, tourism, and the challenges of sea level rise and flooding.  The panelists shared perspectives on increased risks, programs, and investments to be Resilient and Ready.

Mayor Johnston attends Tampa Bay Resiliency Summit

In the photo from L to R: Janet Bowman, the Nature Conservancy; Treasure Island Mayor Tyler Payne; Key West Mayor Teri Johnston; Indian Rocks Beach Mayor Cookie Kennedy; and Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski.

Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston during a very busy Florida Keys Day in Tallahassee.  Local leaders met with our legislature to convey Monroe County's and its municipalities' needs.

Florida Keys Day with the Senator Rodriguez and Mayor Johnston

Mayor Teri Johnston read the Elizabeth Bishop Day Proclamation, presented at the February 7th City Commission meeting to a gathering of poets and poetry fans.  Then the Mayor read aloud a poem by Elizabeth Bishop titled The Shampoo.

The celebration commemorated Bishop's 112th birthday.  The Elizabeth Bishop Key West Committee convened the party at The Gardens Hotel to celebrate the U.S. Poet Laureate and prize winner who wrote in Key West from 1937 to 1949.  The event honored the late poet with readings by the Mayor, past and present Key West Poets Laureate, Key West Poetry Guild members, and other local and visiting poets and Bishop admirers.

Mayor Reads Bishop Poem

Honorary Members of the Conch Republic

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, Mayor Teri Johnston presented a proclamation naming Flamingos Rhett and Scarlett of the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory as Honorary Members of the Conch Republic.

Mayor with CM20th Butterfly Proclamation

mayor butterfly museum 2023 banner

First Rainbow Key to the City

 At the first meeting of the year for the Key West Business Guild, Mayor Teri Johnston presented the Guild's Executive Director, Kevin Theriault, the first-ever Rainbow Key to the City in honor of his amazing dedication to the city and the LGBTQ+ community.

2023 Rainbow Key to the City