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Larry Hart Day

by User Not Found | Feb 08, 2018

Larry Hart Day

February 6th is the annual celebration of “Honorable Larry D. Hart Day,” which Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson proclaimed last year to recognize Larry Hart’s years of service and the impact he has made on our community. As a native Southwest Floridian, it has been Larry’s life work to serve the citizens and residents of Lee County by helping the community grow and provide opportunities.

Larry’s devotion to public service began many years ago and spans his service in the United States Armed Forces, the police academy, the FBI National Academy and a 22-year career in law enforcement where Larry rose to become the first African-American chief of the Fort Myers Police Department. It was during this time that Larry developed a deep understanding for the needs of our community and has given selflessly to many organizations throughout the years, focusing on issues such as education and mental health care.

He has continued to serve his community by sitting on many boards, including SalusCare, Quality Life Center, United Way, Hope Hospice, Florida Gulf Coast University Advocacy Program, and The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida.

Larry was honored to have received this day as it is a direct reflection of his community, his mentors and his family. “Larry Hart Day represents the opportunity Lee County has given me to help shape the culture of this community and to be able to see the impact,” said Hart. “As a resident and volunteer, I will continue to do my very best to make Lee County a better place to live.”

On February 6, Lee County Tax Collector agents will be wearing pins in honor of Larry Hart’s achievements and his continued dedication to bettering our community. You too can show a little “heart” and support of this day by downloading the Larry Hart Day logo and sharing it on your social media accounts.

Click here to learn more about Lee County Tax Collector Larry D. Hart and his many accomplishments.