U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class MICHAEL DE NYSE
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp, right, celebrates after he receives the key to the city of Clearwater from Mayor Frank Hibbard during a Jan. 27 ceremony where Clearwater was designated a Coast Guard City.
CLEARWATER – Mayor Frank Hibbard presented Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp with the key to the city of Clearwater during a Jan. 27 celebration where Clearwater was designated the title of “Coast Guard City.”
Clearwater is now one of 14 cities throughout the nation to be designated a Coast Guard City and the only one in the state of Florida.
The designation, endorsed by Congress and the Coast Guard, is made to recognize the outstanding support the community provides to Coast Guard personnel and their families.
The city actively coordinates community recognition, events and programs to best support its valued Coast Guard families.