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Posted on: June 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ambassador Academy Graduates Class 34

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The Key West Ambassadors Academy graduated its 34th class during Wednesday’s City Commission meeting. Twelve enthusiastic citizens participated in the modified hybrid class. They join more than 600 citizens who now have a better insight to the workings of City government. Each class of the Key West Ambassadors Academy has been a special blend of dedicated, involved citizens.

During Wednesday’s City Commission meeting, Interim City Manager Patti McLauchlin congratulated Class 34. “Our Ambassadors have proved to be one of our best means of communicating with all of the community,” she said.

Two current city leaders -- Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Sam Kauffman – were elected after finishing this program. Other alumni have served as commissioners as well as sitting on other City boards.

The Key West Ambassadors Academy was established in 2003 by then City Manager Julio Avael. Class 35 is slated to begin in mid-July.

In the photo: Jennifer McComb, Bruce Cohen, Louis Raymond, and Tom and Clare Keller. Not pictured are Amina Chaudry, Susanne East-Brooke, Marla Forbes, Jeff Johnson, USCG Cmd. Justin Nadolny, Dr. Sandy Quillen, and Dick Rezba.

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