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Fort Meade Seeking New Logo, Image for City

Residents Connected With Community May Apply to Help

Fort Meade's traditional seal, a crest featuring a fort, citrus fruits and a horse-drawn street car may soon be a thing of the past.

The historic image of Fort Meade is in for a modernizing update if the efforts of the city commission are fruitful. A committee is being formed to propose changes to the traditional city seal and create a first-ever "logo."

The Fort Meade city commission has created the "Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee for New Signage and City Logo" to design new signage for the north and south entryways on Highway 17, along with a city logo.

The new media assets are expected to be a part of the city's larger efforts to rebrand itself to attract more residents, businesses, and visitors. The city currently uses its seal, which is also being updated as part of this effort, in lieu of a logo but does not have a logo on record.

"I look forward to seeing the committee's vision for the new signage and logo. 'It's All About Service' in Fort Meade, and I am confident that whatever the committee develops will be awesome because there is so much talent in and around our great city," said Mayor Petrina McCutchen. "The new logo and signs will be around for generations to come, and this committee can say proudly that they were a big part of their creation," she continued.

The committee will consist of nine members. Three will be nominated by the mayor, two by the vice mayor, and one each by of the remaining commissioners. The final member of the committee will be a staff person appointed by the city manager.

Committee members are not required to live in Fort Meade but should have some connections to the city through work, business, or heritage. It is encouraged that members of the committee who are not residents have a background in art, design, or marketing. The committee is expected to hold up to four meetings and report their recommendations at the July 9, 2024, regular city commission meeting.

The deadline for applications to serve on the committee is Thursday, April 25, 2024 but it may be extended if all available positions are not filled.

Anyone interested in serving on the committee can apply online using the application on the "City News" section of the city's website home page, or obtain an application by visiting Fort Meade City Hall, located at 8 West Broadway, Fort Meade, FL 33841. Those who need more information or have questions can contact Melissa Cannon, Deputy City Clerk, at 863.285.1100.


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