Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission have proclaimed May as Haitian Heritage Month.
"Haitian Heritage Month salutes Haitian and Haitian-American contributions," reads the proclamation, "which have immeasurably enriched the lives of the people of this city and the United States."
Haitian Americans have made their mark as educators, authors, community leaders, activists, athletes, artists, musicians, and politicians, in our society and have contributed to this city. They are an essential part of Key West's culturally diverse community.
Pastor Jean of Key West Church of God of Prophecy thanked the commission for the recognition and reminded them that the Haitian community relies on their continued attention to affordable workforce housing.
In the photos:
1: From L to R: Commissioners Gregory Davila and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Pastor Jean, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow. Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover attended via Zoom.
2. From L to R: Members of the Key West Church of God of Prophecy joined Pastor Jean on the steps of City Hall to celebrate the Haitian Heritage Month proclamation.