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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Commission Honors Outgoing City Manager

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The City Commission last night bid farewell to City Manager Greg Veliz and presented him a plaque in honor of his 16 years of service to the City. They, and the City of Key West, wish him all the best in his new career. 

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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 groundskeeper in 1994...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

The City's Risk Manager Coordinator honored during City Commission meeting.

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 Just Begin Magazine awarded Estevez with the Emerging Leader Award for 2019.

The City Commission and staff had the opportunity to recognize a great honor recently bestowed on the City’s Risk Manager Coordinator Laura Estevez.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Key West Police Department name Officer of the Year

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Officer Leo Hernandez goes above and beyond every day.

Officer Hernandez started with the City in November of 2011, working in Code Compliance. He had a distinguished and unblemished career spanning over eight years working as a code officer. During this t...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Key West Police Department name 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 worked for the Key West...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

April 30th is Arbor Day

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Key West Mayor Teri Johnston, during the recent city commission meeting, proclaimed April 30th as Arbor Day.

Arbor Day is observed nationally to celebrate the role of trees in our lives and promote tree planting and care. The City of Key West has long reco...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Commission Honors Outgoing City Manager

Photo of plaque being presented

The City Commission last night bid farewell to City Manager Greg Veliz and presented him a plaque in honor of his 16 years of service to the City. They, and the City of Key West, wish him all the best in his new career. 

In the photo: Commissioner...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

More Donations to Finish Miss Butler's Home

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It’s been seven months since the Key West Fire Department and a group of generous members of the community began rebuilding the home that Miss Alelia Butler, lost to fire over two years ago.

Recently the community came together at the nearly fini...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed April Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The designation calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community.

The goal of the proclamatio...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

April is World Autism Month

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The Key West City Commission has proclaimed April as World Autism Awareness Month. Police Chief Sean Brandenburg and Fire Chief Alan Averette accepted the proclamation for autism advocate Mike DiMauro, who attended the meeting via Zoom.

DiMauro thanked the...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Passover Babies Cemetery Restoration

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Members of the community gathered at the Key West Historic Cemetery on Thursday to celebrate the generous volunteers who restored the group of gravesites known as the Passover and Windsor babies. They are so named because the tiny graves line the fence th...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Volunteers Cleanup Near Base

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The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump conducted their first cleanup Thursday after adopting Trumbo Road.

Dee Dee Green, Key West’s solid waste coordinator met them with grabbers, gloves and buckets. The strip of road between the Coa...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Fair Housing and Community Development Month

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission has proclaimed April as Fair Housing and Community Development Month.

Although federal law prohibits housing discrimination, Key West takes particular pride in its acceptance of our “one human ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Champion Tree Applications Available

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The City of Key West is accepting applications for the Heritage Tree program, a program created to identify trees of special significance to the people in the city.

“A heritage tree is a tree that is historically significant and is associated wit...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Transit Workers Appreciation Week

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission gave a shout out during this week’s meeting to all of the employees in the transit system by proclaiming Transit Worker Appreciation Week.

“Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads the procl...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Presented with Historic Conch Flag

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The City was presented with an interesting and significant artifact at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. Darren, Karen, and David Paul Horan presented a long-forgotten Key West High School Conch Flag to the commission.

For many years the flag wa...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

2020 State of the City

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

Watch as Key West's Mayor Teri Johnston discusses last year’s successes and challenges beginning with the pandemic, which affected every aspect of our community.

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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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