This week Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission commended outgoing City Commission Gregory Davila for his valuable contributions to the Key West City Commission and for his honorable and dedicated service to the people of Key West.
Davila, who represents District IV, did not run for reelection after serving four years on the dais.
Davila said it was a difficult decision, but he has two sons in school and needs more time with them. In fact, he pointed out, as he was accepting the honor, Key West High School was holding its homecoming parade.
Elected in 2018, Davila has remained a dedicated commissioner, business owner, and family man.
“Commissioner Davila has served his community by volunteering and supporting our youth working as a parent-volunteer and coach, spending countless hours on our baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, and public parks," reads the commendation. In addition, he has organized community events through the Mason organizations and the Boy Scouts of America and hosted many community cleanups with his wife, Heidi.
The commendation continues, mentioning Commissioner Davila's accomplishments during his tenure.
He "sponsored and co-sponsored over 50 commendations, proclamations, resolutions and City ordinances."
He sponsored efforts including "Expressing support for the citizens of Cuba," "Accepting the Key West Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan,” and “Establishing a free bus pass program for City bus routes for Senior Citizens and Disabled Veterans who reside in the City of Key West.
Davila was given a hearty standing ovation as he accepted the commendation.