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Fort Lauderdale to Recognize 2017 Citizens Recognition Awards Honorees Nov. 7

Post Date:November 06, 2017 9:00 AM


For Immediate Release
October 16, 2017

Media Contact:
Monique J. Damiano, Public Information Specialist
(954) 828-5942 /

City of Fort Lauderdale to Recognize 2017 Citizens Recognition Awards Honorees Nov. 7

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler and the Fort Lauderdale City Commission will officially recognize the following 2017 Citizens Recognition Awards honorees during the 43rd Annual Citizens Recognition Awardspdf ceremony on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at Fort Lauderdale City Hall.

Citizen of the Year
Mary Fertig

Distinguished Citizen
Ronald Centamore

 Honored Founder
The Late Terry W. Stiles

 Exemplary Former City Employee
The Late Freddie “Gene” Dempsey

The Citizens Recognition Awards, established by the City of Fort Lauderdale in 1972, recognize citizens whose efforts and achievements foster civic pride and responsibility, encourage public service, develop an appreciation for the City's heritage, and significantly contribute to the development of the Fort Lauderdale community. Honorees are recommended by the Citizens Committee of Recognition and ratified by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission. More than 125 outstanding citizens have been recognized by the City since the program’s inception.

For more information about the Citizens Recognition Awards, please visit the Citizens Recognition Awards web page or call 954-828-4741.


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