Councilman Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson was sworn in on November 19, 2018 to represent the residents of Ward 4 in the City of Fort Myers. Councilperson Anderson is currently Senior Manager, National Store Support Operations Group, at Chico’s FAS, Inc. Prior to joining Chico’s, Anderson had a more than 24-year career with the Fort Myers Police Department, holding the rank of Major at the time of his retirement. He was one of the first officers assigned to the School Resource Officer program, established the Habitual Juvenile Offender Unit and introduced the Citizen Police Academy and Citizens on Patrol programs.
Anderson is a graduate of Edison Community College, Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute. An active community member with a long history of community involvement, Anderson has been a resident of Fort Myers since 1979 and served on numerous boards and coalitions in Southwest Florida. He also served three years in the United States Army.
He was appointed to the Children’s Services Council of Lee County by Governor Chiles, served on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Florida Safety Council, the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Drug Free Southwest Florida and the Lee County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was the inaugural chair of the State of Florida Juvenile Justice Standards and Training Commission. Anderson is also a past president of the Edison Festival of Light.