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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Patrick McKeown is this year's Citizen of Distinction

patrick mckeown citizens of distinction june 2022

Congratulations to Patrick McKeown, the recipient of Town Council’s annual Citizens of Distinction award!

Patrick received this recognition for authoring a book about the history of the Mound House titled “Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach: The Mound House.”  

This award annually honors outstanding citizens who have made exceptional contributions to the Town.  

The Mound House is a unique cultural, environmental and historical museum and recreational attraction operated by the Town that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian shell mound in a beautiful location on Estero Bay. More than a museum, it is located on Estero Bay surrounded by beautiful native plant gardens with a kayak launch and observation pier. Learn more:

Patrick was recognized at Town Council’s June 6 meeting. In the picture he is in the middle of the front row holding the certificate he received and supported by, left to right, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director Alison Giesen, chair of the Cultural and Environmental Learning Center Advisory Board (CELCAB) Betty Simpson, and Mound House supporters Jim Steele and Ellen Vaughan. In the back row, left to right, are Town Councilor Dan Allers, Vice Mayor Rexann Hosafros, Mayor Ray Murphy, and Town Councilors Jim Atterholt and Bill Veach. Citizens of Distinction Patrick (Pat) McKeown - signed 6.6.22mound house book 11-2020

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