Posted on: March 22, 2017

Iconic Fort Myers Sculpture to Receive Makeover

Rachel at the Well - Spirit of Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, FL (March 20, 2017) – After 91 years watching over the entrance to the Edison Park neighborhood, “Rachel” was due for a facelift.  In late March, restoration work will begin on the neighborhood’s iconic entrance and the sculpture know...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

First-Time Aerial Videography of Edison & Ford Winter Estates to air live on Facebook

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 17, 2017) –  As part of a video showcasing a bird’s eye view of the City of Fort Myers, drone technology and social media will come alive at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers on March 21 at 2 p.m. (weather...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Councilwoman Watkins Brown Graduates from Florida League of Cities Leadership Class

Teresa Watkins-Brown

TAMPA, FL (March 15, 2017) –The Florida League of Cities, Inc. (FLC) is pleased to announce that Fort Myers Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown has graduated from the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials’ (IEMO) III: The Leadership Challenge. 

Coun...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Fire Department partners with Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

Firetruck

FORT MYERS, FL (March 13, 2017) – The Fort Myers Fire Department is coordinating with the local American Red Cross to educate residents and make our community safer from fire danger. The Fire Department, Red Cross and community volunteers will install fre...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

FGCU Alum Derek Lamely wins Yuengling Open at Fort Myers Country Club

Derek Lamely wins second Yuengling Open

FORT MYERS, FL (March 5, 2017) –  For the second time in three years, PGA Tour player Derek Lamely has won Southwest Florida’s oldest golf tournament. Lamely shot 137 (69-68) at the par-70 Fort Myers Country Club to win the Yuengling Open in a on...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Preliminary Plans for Downtown Hotel Revealed

Downtown Hotel Preliminary Rendering

Fort Myers, FL: (February 7, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers is one step closer to seeing its long-awaited convention hotel break ground.  At a City Council workshop on Feb. 6 at City Hall, Mainsail Lodging and Development unveiled preli...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Real Time Aerial Videography Offers Birds Eye View of the City of Fort Myers

Drone in the park

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – For the first time, a combination of drone technology and social media will provide the world with a bird’s eye view of the scope and beauty of the City of Fort Myers – real time aerial videography will reveal the city f...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Arbor Day Foundation Names Fort Myers Tree City USA

Shady Oaks Park

With a nickname like “City of Palms,” it’s no surprise that Fort Myers is a perennial recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree City USA” distinction.  For the 25th consecutive year,...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

City of Fort Myers names Interim Fire Chief

Vincent DiCristofalo

15-Year FMFD Veteran Named Interim Fire Chief

Fort Myers, FL (January 6, 2017) — The City of Fort Myers announced that Vincent DiCristofalo has been appointed as Interim Chief of the Fort Myers Fire Department, effective January 6, 2017. DiCristo...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fort Myers to Host Public Outreach Meetings for Downtown-Midtown Development

Aerial View

Date:Monday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 18th

Location:Fort Myers Regional Library (Jan. 9) and Fort Myers Fire Station 1 (Jan. 18)

Hours:5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The City of Fort Myers will host two public meetings to discuss possible changes to city co...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Hundreds Celebrate Grand Opening of Fire Station One

Fire Station 1

The City of Fort Myers Fire Station One is officially open for business.  On Monday, December 5, more than 150 residents and city officials celebrated the grand opening of the new fire station at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Fire Station ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

City of Fort Myers investigates options for water use

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New Options for reclaimed water use may bring added benefit to Fort Myers residents

Fort Myers (Dec. 2, 2016)— The City of Fort Myers is seeking creative alternatives for use of its excess supply of reclaimed water. Fort Myers City Council discussed severa...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

City of Fort Myers announces new fire station opening

Fire Truck

Firefighters and staff from City of Fort Myers’ Station One now have a new place to call home. The 30,700-square-foot fire station, located at Jackson Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., meets the department’s expanding needs which have changed since...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

City of Fort Myers sells bonds, achieves savings and finances capital improvement projects

Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2016) – City Manager Saeed Kazemi, P.E. announced that the City of Fort Myers has sold its Capital Improvement Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 Bonds in the amount of $52,130,000. The Series 2016 Bonds were issued with ...Read on...