The City of Key West, Florida

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Safe Boating Week 2019

Key West Mayor Teri Johnston on Tuesday proclaimed the week of May 18 through the 24th as Safe Boating Week.

The United States Power Squadron, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and the Key West Police Department’s Marine Unit are all dedicated to promoting boating safety and education in our local waters, especially considering Monroe County has the highest incident of boating accidents per capita.

These partnership, said Power Squadron Administration Officer Jim Gilleran. “They protect he aquatic environment and help boaters in needs of assistance,” he said, reminding the full chamber that boating classes are always available through a variety of agencies, as are boating safety inspections.

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In the attached photo: Commissioner Gregory Davila, KWPD Officer Nick Revoredo, NOAA Officer LTJKG Kathryn Carria, KWPD Lt. Dave Black, Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover, Power Squadron Commander Harry Fiala, Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, Power Squadron Administration Officer Jim Gilleran, Mayor Teri Johnston, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Commander Joe Schroeder, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez, Sam Kaufman and Billy Wardlow.