News Flash

Posted on: April 14, 2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Photo of proclamation being presented

Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed April Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The designation calls attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread and impacts every person in this community.

The goal of the proclamatio...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Commission Honors Outgoing City Manager

Photo of plaque being presented

The City Commission last night bid farewell to City Manager Greg Veliz and presented him a plaque in honor of his 16 years of service to the City. They, and the City of Key West, wish him all the best in his new career. In the photo: Commissioners Gregory...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: April 14, 2021

April is World Autism Month

Photo of proclamation being presented

The Key West City Commission has proclaimed April as World Autism Awareness Month. Police Chief Sean Brandenburg and Fire Chief Alan Averette accepted the proclamation for autism advocate Mike DiMauro, who attended the meeting via Zoom.

DiMauro thanked the...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: April 13, 2021

More Donations to Finish Miss Butler's Home

photo of check being presented

It’s been seven months since the Key West Fire Department and a group of generous members of the community began rebuilding the home that Miss Alelia Butler, lost to fire over two years ago.

Recently the community came together at the nearly fini...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Passover Babies Cemetery Restoration

photo of bench

Members of the community gathered at the Key West Historic Cemetery on Thursday to celebrate the generous volunteers who restored the group of gravesites known as the Passover and Windsor babies. They are so named because the tiny graves line the fence th...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Volunteers Cleanup Near Base

Photo of volunteers

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump conducted their first cleanup Thursday after adopting Trumbo Road.

Dee Dee Green, Key West’s solid waste coordinator met them with grabbers, gloves and buckets. The strip of road between the Coa...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Fair Housing and Community Development Month

Fair Housing Month photo

Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission has proclaimed April as Fair Housing and Community Development Month.

Although federal law prohibits housing discrimination, Key West takes particular pride in its acceptance of our “one human ...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Champion Tree Applications Available

 photo of Champion Tamarind tree

The City of Key West is accepting applications for the Heritage Tree program, a program created to identify trees of special significance to the people in the city.

“A heritage tree is a tree that is historically significant and is associated wit...

Read on...

Latest Headlines
Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Presented with Historic Conch Flag

Photo of flag being presented to Commission.

The City was presented with an interesting and significant artifact at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. Darren, Karen, and David Paul Horan presented a long-forgotten Key West High School Conch Flag to the commission.

For many years the flag wa...

Read on...

Latest Headlines