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Posted on: October 17, 2023

City of Fort Pierce Celebrates Florida City Government Week, October 16 – 22, 2023


The City of Fort Pierce is thrilled to participate in Florida City Government Week from October 16 to 22, 2023. This annual event, sponsored by the Florida League of Cities, aims to highlight the importance of local government and its direct impact on residents.

Throughout the week, the city has planned several engaging activities:

  1. Proclamation by the Fort Pierce City Commission (October 16, 2023): The week will kick off with a proclamation from the Fort Pierce City Commission, marking the official start of Florida City Government Week.
  2. Coffee with the Mayor (October 20, 2023): On October 20, 2023, residents are invited to join the Mayor at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club (700 Indian River Dr.) at 8 AM for an informal meet-up. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with Mayor Hudson and discuss all things Fort Pierce.
  3. Treasure Coast Food Bank "Pack the House" Event (October 20, 2023): On October 20, 2023, starting at 9 AM, the City of Fort Pierce team will be participating in a 2-day event. This event will bring volunteers from across the Treasure Coast together to assemble 15,000 holiday meal boxes filled with traditional holiday items for families in need throughout the Treasure Coast.
  4. "If I Were Elected Mayor" Essay Contest (Submissions by January 31, 2024): The City of Fort Pierce is working with the St. Lucie County School Board to participate in a statewide essay contest. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are encouraged to submit essays, imagining what they would do if they were elected mayor. The contest is held in collaboration with the Florida League of Mayors and Florida League of Cities, offering cash prizes for the top entries. For more information visit Essay Contest – Florida League of Mayors (

 As Mayor Linda Hudson expressed, “Each of Florida’s 411 cities is unique, and Fort Pierce is no exception. Florida City Government Week is when we celebrate the government closest to residents, one that our citizens can directly affect, and one that has the most effect on our daily lives. This week is meant to highlight the valuable services, such as public safety and public works, to name the two most visible, provided by the Fort Pierce city government. Celebrate with us this week as we are One Fort Pierce.”

 The City of Fort Pierce is eager to engage with residents during Florida City Government Week and encourages active participation and involvement in the community. Together, we celebrate the unity, beauty, and strength of our amazing city. 


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