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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Mayor Kevin Anderson Appointed to United Way's Board of Directors

Mayor Kevin Anderson Appointed to the United Way Board of Directors

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 25, 2021) -  The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee held its annual meeting on Friday, June 11, 2021. During the recent meeting, Mayor Kevin Anderson was elected to serve on the Board of Directors, along with n...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: May 27, 2021

HUD awards $30 million grant to Housing Authority, City of Fort Myers

Greater Dunbar Initiative

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 26, 2021) – The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) and the City of Fort Myers have been awarded a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund a major revitalization proje...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown honored with 2021 Home Rule Hero Award

Home Rule Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 25, 2021) – The Florida League of Cities (FLC) recently recognized City of Fort Myers Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legisl...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Fort Myers Aquatic Center prepares for facility renovation

Aquatic closure

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Apr. 2, 2021) – The Fort Myers Aquatic Center, located at 1750 Matthew Drive, is gearing up for a $1.2 million facility upgrade to include pool resurfacing, tile replacement and installation of modern filtration technologies beg...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Fort Myers regains top spot as 2020’s fastest growing city in America

2020 Fastest-Growing City 2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2020) – The City of Fort Myers has once again been named the fastest-growing city in America by WalletHub. Fort Myers is among four Florida cities earning a spot in the top 20 list.

To determine where the fastest local economic g...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Centennial Park closed for renovations beginning October 5

Park Renovation sign 2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2020) – Starting October 5, construction will affect all areas of Centennial Park as drainage, pathways, landscaping, lighting, green space, restrooms and pavilions are upgraded and new playground equipment is installed. The reno...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: August 22, 2020

Fort Myers named #1 best place for retirees to live and work in 2020

Best Places for Retirees 2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2020) – Fort Myers has been named the best place in America for retirees to live and work in 2020 by the financial technology firm SmartAsset. The city is especially strong in the tax department, with a senior tax burden of just...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Ward 1 Community Meeting takes place on June 22

Ward Meeting - Watkins Brown

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 16, 2021) – Fort Myers City Councilperson Teresa Watkins Brown will host a virtual Ward 1 Community Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar here: https://cityftmyers.zoom.u...

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City of Fort Myers - News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

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

Fort Myers named the #1 best place to retire in U.S. News for 2019 - 2020

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 increases...

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City of Fort Myers - News