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Posted on: April 28, 2017

City Clerk Marie Adams to Retire After More than Four Decades with the City

Marie Adams

Fort Myers, FL (April 28, 2017):  More than 45 years after her first day on the job at the City of Fort Myers, City Clerk Marie Adams is retiring.  Her final day with the City will be May 1, 2017.

The Fort Myers City Council will honor Adams at the May 1 City Council meeting with a “Marie Adams Day” proclamation. The Florida Association of City Clerks will also present a resolution in Adams’ honor.

Adams joined the City as a secretary to the city clerk on December 5, 1972. She was promoted to the role of deputy city clerk in 1983, and was promoted again to the city clerk position in 1990. She briefly retired from the city in 1994, but returned less than three years later to serve again as city clerk from 1997 until today.

City employees know Adams as the City’s unofficial “historian.”  Adams served to eight mayors and two city managers in her tenure with the City of Fort Myers.

“Ms. Adams has been a tremendous asset to the City,” says City Manager Saeed Kazemi, P.E. “She has provided invaluable knowledge, professionalism, and dedicated assistance to the City’s constituency and to all she has so faithfully served.  She will be missed.”

The City will host a retirement party for Clerk Adams on Monday, May 1 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  at the City Pier building (1300 Hendry St.).   The public is welcome. Please RSVP to Sandra Ryan: or (239) 321-7041.

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