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Posted on: November 12, 2019

MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY KEY WEST BRANCH CELEBRATES 60 YEARS AT ITS FLEMING STREET LOCATION

Jimmy Buffett's handwritten note to Key West library (1989)

The Monroe County Library Key West branch will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its Fleming Street location on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 14. Both events take place at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, the esteemed Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright will...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR EMBARK PROGRAM ON THE USS STENNIS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Group picture on the deck of the USS Stennis with airplane landing onboard

Monroe County’s Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson and Public Information Officer Kristen Livengood were invited by Naval Air Station Key West on a “Distinguished Visitor” overnight tour on the USS John C. Stennis air...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY KEY WEST BRANCH HOSTS POPUP EVENT FOR BAYSHORE MANOR RESIDENTS

Bayshore Manor resident Lois Oakley enjoys her new read borrowed from the Monroe County public libra

The residents of Bayshore Manor, an assisted living facility for elderly Monroe County residents, were treated to an afternoon library popup event hosted by Monroe County Library’s Key West branch on Tuesday.

Library staff assisted the residents ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

THE 11th ANNUAL REGIONAL CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT WILL BE HOSTED BY MONROE COUNTY

Climate Summit over picture of Bahia Honda Bridge at sunset

The 11th Annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit is being held Dec. 3-5 in Key West. This year’s Summit is hosted by Monroe County on behalf of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, with the City of Key West, City of Marathon, ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

MONROE COUNTY WELCOMES ERICK D’LEON AS THE NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS

Headshot of Erick D'Leon, Assistant Director of Airports

Monroe County has hired Erick D’Leon as the new Assistant Director of Airports. Monroe County oversees Key West International Airport and Florida Keys Marathon Airport.

“We welcome Erick to the airport team,” said Richard Stri...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ADDS DIRECT BOSTON FLIGHT STARTING IN FEBRUARY

The island of Key West by air after taking off from Key West airport

Key West International Airport (EYW) will offer a new nonstop service through American Airlines from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) starting Feb. 15 through May 2, 2020 on Saturdays.

“This is the first time this route will be offered no...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

CELEBRATING THE CLEARING OF THE LAST CANAL: NRCS HURRICANE IRMA MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM

Rhonda Haag and Roman Gastesi celebrate at the last canal being cleared

Monroe County, Village of Islamorada, and Dept. of Environmental Protection officials along with the vendor Adventure Environmental, Inc. and the monitoring company Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions celebrated the clearing of the last canal ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

MONROE COUNTY OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND AT PLANTATION KEY COURTHOUSE AND DETENTION CENTER

Monroe County commissioners and project management break ground at the courthouse

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, Commissioners David Rice and Michelle Coldiron, Monroe County Project Management, members of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Constitutional Officers attended Friday&rsqu...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

MONROE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS WILL CO-HOST TWO PUBLIC TOWN HALL MEETINGS

V.A. Town Hall Meeting Logo

The Monroe County Veterans Affairs Department staff will be present to provide additional services and guidance at two upcoming town hall meetings being held by the Department of Veterans Affairs/Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

The first meeting ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW AIRPORT MANAGER MIKE LEGERE

Michael Legere headshot

The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport and Monroe County Airport Director Richard Strickland welcomed Michael Legere, the new Marathon airport manager, on his first day Tuesday.

Legere joins the Marathon airport from Manchester, New Hampshire, whe...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ROMAN GASTESI ADDRESSES U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AND SENATE COMMITTEE

County Administrator Roman Gastesi addresses U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi addressed the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, chaired by Sen. Marco Rubio, on Friday, Oct. 4 in Marathon.

In addition to Gastesi, Monroe County Tourist Development Council Director of ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

COUNTY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE SEASONAL KING TIDES, RESIDENTS WELCOME TO PROVIDE PHOTOS

A street in Key Largo is underwater due to king tide events in the Florida Keys

Monroe County continues to experience seasonal high king tides. Seasonal king tides are especially high tides that occur several times a year, usually in the fall, that can cause coastal tidal flooding.

Monroe County is monitoring unincorporated areas expe...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

STATE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES OUTLINED AT MEETING HOSTED BY SEN. FLORES AND REP. RASCHEIN

Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson gives State priorities at delegation meeting

Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson outlined the County’s state legislative priorities for the 2020 session at today’s Legislative Delegation meeting hosted by State Rep. Holly Raschein and State Sen. Anit...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ADOPTS MILLAGE RATE AND RECOMMENDED 2020 BUDGET AT FINAL HEARING

Monroe County Fiscal Year 2020 image

 The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2020 budget and millage rate at its final public hearing held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. The budget reflects the commissioner’s di...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

NORMA KULA, DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES, CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Norma Kula is awarded her 35 Years of Service by the Board of County Commissioners

Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy and the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented Norma Kula, Director of Libraries, with her 35 years of service award. Kula is Monroe County library’s longest-serving employee. She thanked the comm...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

PLANNING AND MODELING UNDERWAY FOR ROAD ELEVATION PROJECTS IN VULNERABLE AREAS

A street in Key Largo is underwater due to king tide events in the Florida Keys

With seasonal king tides each fall and wind and storm surge impacts exacerbated by Hurricane Dorian, Monroe County is well underway with its Roads Adaptation Plan conducting the necessary planning and modeling for future road elevation and adaptation proj...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

FEMA DRAFT COASTAL FLOOD MAPS NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW

Monroe County Building Department looks over the newly released maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) multi-year study of Monroe County’s coastal flood risks has reached its next step with the release of the new DRAFT Coastal Flood Maps to County staff yesterday. The County has made the DRAFT maps a...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

MONROE COUNTY ESTABLISHES A CENSUS COORDINATOR FOR THE 2020 CENSUS TAKING PLACE APRIL 1

Keys 2020 Census Logo

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution to support the decennial census and establish a Complete Count Coordinator (CCC) to ensure an accurate census count in Monroe County.

In order to support the approaching 2020 census, the ...

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