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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Mayor Henderson to have head shaved by pediatric cancer patient

Randy Henderson

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 19, 2019) – As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will be among dozens of doctors and team members, community leaders and influential individuals from Southwest Florida to ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City of Fort Myers receives two American Planning Association – Florida project awards

Midtown and Downtown Aerial

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 18, 2019) – Two downtown projects in the City of Fort Myers were recognized with Awards of Merit at the 2019 American Planning Association’s Florida Conference held last week in Sandestin, Florida. The city&rs...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Ward 1 Community Meeting takes place on September 24

Teresa Watkins Brown (002)

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 18, 2019) – Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown will host a Ward 1 Community Meeting on Tuesday, September 24, at 6:00 p.m. at the IMAG History & Science Center, located at 2000 Cranford Avenue, F...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Ward 4 Community Meeting takes place on September 19

Kevin Anderson

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 17, 2019) Fort Myers City Councilman Kevin Anderson will host a Ward 4 Community Meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church, 1619 Llewellyn Drive, Fort Myers. All...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee to discuss human trafficking issues at next meeting

diversity committee members

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 12, 2019) – The Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is hosting a community gathering focused on eliminating human trafficking. The meeting takes place on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p....

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

City announces plans for new FMPD headquarters at former News-Press property

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FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 11, 2019) – Fort Myers Police Department personnel could be reporting to a new headquarters building within the next 18 months. The city announced its intent to purchase the former News-Press building, located at 2442 Dr. M...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

UPDATED: Ward 6 Community Meeting takes place on October 2

Gaile Anthony 0352 (002)

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 11, 2019) Fort Myers City Councilwoman Gaile Anthony will host a Ward 6 Community Meeting on Wednesday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m. at the Treeline Fire Station meeting room, located at 9700 Treeline Avenue, Fort Myers. All are...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

City designates SWFL Enterprise Center as collection point for hurricane relief supplies

Hurricane Dorian relief effort image

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 4, 2019) – In an effort to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian, the city has designated the SWFL Enterprise Center, located at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Fort Myers, as a collection point for hurri...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

FMFD crew deployed to Palm Beach County with Engine Strike Team 1603

FMFD strike team Hurricane Dorian deployment image

FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 3, 2019) – City of Fort Myers’ Engine 14, staffed with four FMFD firefighters, joined Engine Strike Team 1603 from Lee County, deploying to Palm Beach County yesterday in preparation for potential Hurricane Dorian...

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Posted on: September 2, 2019

City Council meeting will proceed as planned on Tuesday, September 3rd

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FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 2, 2019) – The City of Fort Myers will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 3 after the Labor Day holiday. The city council meeting on Tuesday, September 3 at 4:30 p.m. in city council chambers will proceed as...

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Posted on: August 31, 2019

Update: Solid Waste on Labor Day holiday schedule with collection resuming Tuesday

Solid Waste Truck

FORT MYERS, FL (Aug. 30, 2019) – Solid Waste asks that in an abundance of caution, residents do not place yard waste roadside this weekend.

In observance of Labor Day, there will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Mo...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

City Declares State of Local Emergency

8-30 11am hurricane cone image

FORT MYERS, FL (Aug. 30, 2019) – Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson and city council members declared a state of local emergency for the City of Fort Myers today due to the progression and magnitude of Hurricane Dorian.

Depending on the severi...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

City of Fort Myers operations prepared for anticipated wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian

image of 8-29 11 am hurricane cone from National Hurricane Center

FORT MYERS, FL (Aug. 29, 2019) – The city is monitoring Hurricane Dorian, anticipating significant wind and rain this Labor Day weekend. City staff is on standby until further mobilization is required depending on the severity of the event. To r...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Ward 2 Community Meeting takes place on September 5

Councilman Johnny W. Streets, Jr.

FORT MYERS, FL (Aug. 26, 2019) – Fort Myers City Councilman Johnny W. Streets, Jr. will host a Ward 2 Community Meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Community Center, located at 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers.

The...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Fort Myers named 2019’s 8th Best City to Retire in Florida

Yacht basin, luminary crane and high point place Downtown Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, FL (Aug. 22, 2019) – The personal finance outlet WalletHub.com has named Fort Myers as 2019’s 8th best city to retire in Florida. To determine where retirees might look forward to living out their best years in the Sunshine State, WalletHub’s ...

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