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MARC’s Flenard receives lifetime achievement honor

Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens Executive Director Diana Flenard recently received the Judge Wilkie Ferguson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given in honor of the judge who touched many individuals with disabilities as a strong advocate, crusader and friend. It was awarded to Flenard for her extraordinary contributions that[…]

First State Bank’s Marcheterre promoted

First State Bank recently announced the promotion of Heather Marcheterre to Residential Loan Underwriter. Marcheterre joined First State Bank in November 2017 as a Residential Loan Processor and has proven herself a valuable member of the Loan Department. Residential Sales Manager Chris Rivett said, “She (Marcheterre) takes on new projects[…]

Bottom Line submissions sought

Are you opening a new business in the Florida Keys? Do you have employees who have reached milestones such as 10, 20 or 30 years on the job? The Citizen is accepting submissions for the Bottom Line feature that appears each weekend in the newspaper’s Business section. To submit a[…]

Harper named program assistant director

Keys to Be the Change recently named Amy Harper as assistant director. Harper earned her undergraduate degree from Florida Keys Community College and the University of South Florida. She holds a master’s degree from Mississippi State University. Most recently, Harper was a biology teacher at Key West High School. Harper[…]

D’Leon name to county airport post

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 Strickland, Monroe County Director of Airports. “His background in economic development, passenger experience, and airport project[…]

Keys Tourism Council elects officers

The president and CEO of Dolphin Research Center in the Middle Keys has been re-elected to chair the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the volunteer board that administers tourism promotion for the Florida Keys and Key West. Rita Irwin was unanimously chosen during a recent TDC meeting at the Murray[…]

KEYS Curry named outstanding employee

Jamie Curry has been named Keys Energy Services Outstanding Employee of the Fourth Quarter for 2019. Curry has worked for the utility for 12 years and serves as the fleets leader within the Fleets and Facilities section. He is responsible for prioritizing work for the section and purchasing parts necessary[…]

First State Bank’s Laboy promoted

First State Bank recently announced the promotion of Nicole Laboy to Business Analyst I. Laboy joined First State Bank in March of 2005 as a teller in the Bank’s Big Pine Branch. Throughout her career with the bank, she has held several positions including lead teller/supervisor, customer service representative and[…]

FKAA’s Sanchez earns employee of the quarter honor

Ariel Sanchez was recently recognized as the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2019. Sanchez has been employed with the authority for four years and is currently the Executive Assistant for the Human Resources Department. Sanchez is known for her work ethic and[…]

Bank promotes Valladares

First State Bank recently promoted Judelys Valladares to Islamorada Assistant Branch Operations Manager. Valladares joined First State Bank in March of 2016 as a teller in Marathon, and in November of 2016 was promoted to lead teller. She has proven herself a valuable member of the Marathon team, according to[…]