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Bethea Honored for Service

City Manager Jim Scholl took the opportunity during the recent city commission meeting to present Dedrick Bethea a gold watch for his 20 years of service to the City.

Bethea began his career with the City in 1998 as a maintenance worker at the Key West Bight. Within six months he was promoted to a Tech I, and by 2011 ye was named a foreman and began heading up the maintenance department for the Bight.

“Dedrick was around when the Bight was just starting out and he witnessed it going from a pretty rough seaport to what it is today,” said Port and Marina Director Doug Bradshaw. “He was a big part of those improvements and the growth of the Bight.”

Bradshaw noted that Bethea will be retiring from his position on October 19th.

“Dedrick went and got married this past February and also became a deacon at his church,” said Bradshaw. “He and his lovely wife will be headed to Queens New York where they will live. Dedrick, we thank you for your 20 years of service and we wish you all the luck.”

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In the photo: City Manager Jim Scholl, Maintenance Foreman Dedrick Bethea, Port and Marinas Director Doug Bradshaw.