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Posted on: October 14, 2019

WalletHub names Fort Myers as 2019’s 6th Fastest Growing City

downtown Fort Myers sunset photo looking to the east

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2019) – Fort Myers is ranked as the 6th fastest-growing city in the United States in 2019, according to the personal finance website WalletHub. Three other Florida cities are included the top 20 rankings.

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

FMFD selected to participate in community risk reduction pilot program

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2019) – The Fort Myers Fire Department (FMFD) was one of 50 departments selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment (CRA) t...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Ward 4 Community Meeting scheduled for October 17 CANCELED

Kevin Anderson

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2019) The regularly scheduled Ward 4 community meeting hosted by Fort Myers City Councilman Kevin Anderson that would occur on Thursday, October 17 has been canceled. The next meeting will take place on Wedn...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Fort Myers named #1 best place to retire in the United States

westerly view over Caloosahatchee

FORT MYERS, FL (Oct. 9, 2019) –  U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, has named Fort Myers as the #1 best place to retire in the United States. Topping the 2020 list, Fort Myers had...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Safety Saturday events continue through October

new FMFD rescues and engines

FORT MYERS, FL (Oct. 4, 2019) – In honor of National Fire Prevention Week October 6-12, the Fort Myers Fire Department will install hundreds of smoke alarms during its Safety Saturday campaign. On Saturdays during October, firefighters ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Fort Myers Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant of $251,000

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FORT MYERS, FL (Oct. 4, 2019) – The City of Fort Myers Fire Department is receiving $251,000 to install vehicle exhaust collection units (source capture systems) in each fire station through the Federal Emergency Management Agency ‘s (...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Ward 2 Community Meeting takes place on October 3

Councilman Johnny W. Streets, Jr.

FORT MYERS, FL (Oct. 1, 2019) – Fort Myers City Councilman Johnny W. Streets, Jr. will host a Ward 2 Community Meeting on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Riverside Community Center, located at 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers.

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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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