Posted on: May 18, 2017

Ward 1 Community Meeting on May 23

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Fort Myers, FL (May 18, 2017): Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the IMAG History & Science Center (Formerly known as the Imaginarium). All are welcome to attend.

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

City of Fort Myers Named “Playful City USA” for Sixth Year

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FORT MYERS, FL (May 17, 2017) – For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Fort Myers has earned designation as a Playful City USA.  National non-profit KaBOOM honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of kids and families...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Community to Pay Tribute to American Heroes at Centennial Park

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FORT MYERS, FL (May 17, 2017) – “ A Tribute to America’s Heroes” will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers.  The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  The seventh annual event...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

City of Fort Myers seeks Citizen Advisory Board members

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FORT MYERS (May 11, 2017) - The City of Fort Myers seeks responsible, community-minded citizens to serve on its Citizen Advisory Boards.  These volunteer boards provide advice and recommendations to City Council on numerous topics of public concern.

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

City to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 at Centennial Park

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FORT MYERS, FL (May 11, 2017) – Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide will take part in a ‘national day of play’ on Saturday, May 20, to commemorate National Park Trust’s seventh annual Kids to Parks Day. The City of Fort Myers will host four fun-f...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

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

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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 t...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

CRA Commissioners Pass Resolution Honoring Legislators Benacquisto and Caldwell

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Fort Myers, FL: The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) honored community redevelopment proponents Florida Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Florida Representative Matt Caldwell by adopting Resolution No. CRA 2017-1 at their monthly CRA Boa...

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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 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.

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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

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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

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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. 

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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: 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: 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...