Posted on: April 21, 2017

City Seeks Citizen Input on Community Development Projects April 26 & May 9

Mayor's Symposium Thursday, October 15, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 20, 2017) – The City of Fort Myers will host a pair of community meetings to receive input on the 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan for housing and community development projects.  The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, A...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

City of Fort Myers Implements Temporary Burn Ban

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The following memorandum has been issued by the City Manager's Office:

In response to Governor Scott's Declaration of a State of Emergency for Wildfires, issued April 11, 2017, the City Manager is implementing a temporary burn ban within the City of Fort M...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

S.T.A.R.S. Complex Introduces Free Before-School Program

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 19, 2017) – From April 28 until the end of the school year, students of Dunbar, Fort Myers, and Cypress Lake middle schools will be able to take advantage of a free new program at the Dr. Ann Murphy Knight S.T.A.R.S. Complex. The S...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Ward 1 Community Meeting at IMAG on April 25

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Fort Myers, FL (April 19, 2017):  Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the IMAG History & Science Center (Formerly known as the Imaginarium).  All...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Councilwoman Terolyn Watson Requests Panel, Seeks Answers to the Freeh Report, and Wear Orange Day

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Fort Myers, FL (April 14, 2017): Fort Myers City Councilwoman Terolyn Watson will ask for a roll call vote, while seeking approval to reform the Citizens Police Board into the Civilian Investigative Panel. She will also request an update on the recommenda...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Officer Chad Thornton named City Employee of the Year

2016 Employee of the Year- Officer Chad Thornton

Fort Myers, FLChad Thornton, an 18-year officer with the Fort Myers Police Department, has been named the Employee of the Year by the City of Fort Myers.  The award was presented at the April 3, 2017 City Council meeting.

Thornton’s peers nomin...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Fort Myers Country Club Offers Junior Golf Clinics

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FORT MYERS, FL (March 27, 2017) –  The City of Fort Myers is offering a pair of five-day junior golf clinics this summer at the Fort Myers Country Club.  The classes will teach juniors (ages 6-13) fundamentals of golf, including rules, e...

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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

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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 10, 2017

Arbor Day Foundation Names Fort Myers Tree City USA

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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

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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

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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

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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: November 8, 2016

City of Fort Myers announces new fire station opening

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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

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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...