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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Kevin Anderson sworn in as new Ward 4 Councilperson

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FORT MYERS, FL. (Nov. 19, 2018) – Ward 4 councilperson-elect Kevin Anderson was sworn in today at City Hall. Anderson replaces outgoing Ward 4 council member Dr. Liston (Lin) Bochette, who was appointed to fill the Ward 4 council vacancy left by Michael Flanders’ departure from the seat in May.

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. “I’m excited to get to work representing Ward 4 to make sure all citizens’ voices are heard,” said Councilperson Anderson.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Schaffer at 239-321-7157 or sschaffer@cityftmyers.com.