KEY LARGO, FLA – In honor of the late Monroe County Mayor Emeritus and long-serving commissioner Sylvia Murphy, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners dedicated a plaque in the lobby at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center in Key Largo to her service and leadership.
“While we considered naming many things after Sylvia, she really would not have wanted even this,” said Commissioner David Rice, a longtime friend of Murphy. “But, she did so much for our community and the Florida Keys over the years, we would be remise not to do something, even small, in her honor. She is sorely missed.”
The plaque reads:
In Honor of Sylvia Murphy
Dedicated Service and Leadership
November 27, 1935 – November 26, 2022
A Champion of Progress and Community
Monroe County, Florida
2014 – 2020 County Commissioner, District 5
2021 – 2022 Monroe County Mayor Emeritus and bestower of the “Honorary Conch” award
May your legacy of dedication, vision, and tireless commitment to the betterment of our county inspire generations to come. Your unwavering leadership has left an indelible mark on our community, shaping a brighter future for all.
With Gratitude and Respect,
The people of Monroe County, Florida
And all that knew and loved her!
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