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Commissioner Trefry

Mayor Patricia Trefry

Prior to becoming Mayor, Patti served as the City's Vice Mayor and Secretary/Treasurer. Previously she was a member of the Beautification Committee and served as Chairperson from February 2017 until her appointment to the Commission. She has also been active in the Marathon Garden Club and is a past director.

Before moving to Key Colony Beach, Patti was small business owner in Occoquan, Virginia, a historic town outside of Washington, DC, where she was a member of the Architectural Review Board. After her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, she became involved with fundraising for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Locally, she has been involved with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides event. Patti became a full-time resident of Key Colony Beach 7 years ago when she and her husband Bill were married.

Her goals for Key Colony Beach include planning for sea-level rise, fiscal responsibility, and maintaining a sense of community for the City’s residents. In addition, Patti is passionate about protecting our City’s right of Home Rule and preserving our vacation rental ordinances. (305) 432-1438 (C)

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Vice Mayor Beth Ramsay-Vickrey

Beth Ramsay-Vickrey is a long-time Monroe County resident who grew up in, and went to school in Marathon, and spent 16 years in the Lower Keys.  Beth says she’s found her forever home in Key Colony Beach, calling it “a truly special place, where community is the priority”.

Beth’s relevant qualifications reach across business, community, and governmental lines with more than 15 years extensive business experience, and more than 16 years actively engaged in Monroe County government, politics, and policy.

Beth was a founder, and a three-term board member, of her community’s property owners association, and she served six years on the Keys Energy Advisory Board.

Beth also served four years as the Monroe County District II Planning Commissioner.  As a seated County Planning Commissioner, Beth successfully tackled large and complex issues, such as updating the County’s entire Land Development Code, and the development agreement for the 208-unit workforce housing project, the Quarry.

Between her work as a citizen advocate and her years on various County boards, Beth has more than 16 years of practical, hands-on, experience crafting County governmental legislation and setting policy.

Beth’s passion is animal health, welfare and rescue; as such she’s spent more than ten years as a volunteer at the FL Keys SPCA, Marathon Campus.  Beth also currently serves on the County’s Library Advisory Board.

Beth, a fiscal conservative, says her goals for the City are finishing City Hall and strengthening and broadening inter-governmental communications, cooperation, and reach; but most of all, protecting Key Colony Beach’s special sense of community and ensuring that Key Colony Beach stays the Wonderful Gem it is! 305-395-2755 (c)


Commissioner Harding

Secretary/Treasurer Tom Harding

Tom Harding has been a Key Colony Beach homeowner for 17 years. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for 33 years and have 2 adult children. Recently, Tom retired from General Motors as an Engineering Manager after 35 years of service. Tom has two bachelor’s degrees in the field of engineering. For the past 4 years, he has been the Treasurer on the KCB Utility Board. Tom is also the President of Key Colony Beach’s local Condominium Association and has been in that role for the last 12 years.

Tom and Mary decided to purchase property in Key Colony Beach over 17 years ago, after vacationing here for 4-5 years. They enjoyed the small community, the teamwork within the City, and of course the beautiful weather and clear waters of the Florida Keys. Tom enjoys exercising, riding bicycle within the City and local areas, boating, and recently restoring vintage/antique items for preservation of old furniture. Tom also enjoys vintage cars and has two that he enjoys working on.

Tom looks forward to working with the City Commission, City Employees, and the residents on the challenges ahead and wanted to join the City Commission to further contribute on improvements the City is working through; like City Hall, rebuilding after Irma, contributing to working through the risk mitigation of sea level rise, and the safety for the residents.   (734) 476-0531 (C)

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Commissioner Freddie Foster

Freddie Foster was born and raised in Newark, Delaware, where he met and married his wife of 45 years, Cheryl. After years of working throughout the United States, Freddie and his wife moved to Miami and purchased their current home in Key Colony Beach. They have two sons, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Freddie has a Bachelor of Science in Management and started his career in the construction and testing of nuclear submarines, later entering the commercial nuclear field.  His work with nuclear power stations took him throughout the United States, Canada and Russia. He has strong project management skills and was responsible for multi-million-dollar construction projects. In addition, Freddie served as the Emergency Preparedness Group Operations Support Manager and Technical Support Center Maintenance Manager.

For over 45 years, Freddie has been involved with multiple volunteer and charity groups such as United Way, Red Cross, Masonic Lodge, and the Vietnam Veterans’ fundraising events for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In Key Colony Beach, he recently served as the Utility Board Chairperson and as an alternate on the Code Board. Freddie can also be found assisting his neighbors, resolving issues or more importantly, offering a helping hand.

Freddie’s goal as City Commissioner is to ensure Key Colony Beach remains the same little slice of paradise he and his wife discovered years ago. As Freddie’s focus is full transparency and an open-door policy with city staff, please contact him with any questions or concerns. He looks forward to working with the Commission and the residents of KCB.  (786) 229-4313 (C)

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Commissioner Joey Raspe

Before becoming a Commissioner, I served as Chairman of Key Colony Beach’s Planning and Zoning Board and Chairman of the Code Enforcement Board. Currently, I am an Executive Board Member and Fundraising Chairman of the KCB Fishing and Boating Club. Until recently, I served for several years as a Board Member for Inch Beach. I have served as a major organizer and fundraiser, alongside of Chief Kris DiGiovanni, for the Key Colony Beach Kid’s Fishing Derby, now in its 16th year.

My wife of 28 years, Karen, and I have owned a home in KCB since 2001. We moved here full-time in 2008, retiring after 25 years of service to the Baltimore City Fire Department as Marine Pilot of 100 ft Fire boats. I still hold a 100-ton US Coast Guard license for near coastal waters.

Over the years, I have built custom homes in Baltimore and Harford County, MD as well as operated a successful trade show & boat show company in 30 states and Mexico.

I have been involved in several fundraising events for the Florida Keys SPCA, including the Marathon Dog Park and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk.

It is my goal to help return the small community camaraderie to Key Colony and make sure our vacation rental ordinances are enforced and maintained. 305-393-7646 (c)