On July 10, Key West Art & Historical Society’s Gerri Sidoti celebrates fifteen years of service with the island’s oldest non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the culture and heritage of the Florida Keys.

Sidoti has “played a fundamental role in helping craft the Society’s identity, reinforcing its commitment to the mission and giving back to the local community,” says KWAHS Executive Director Michael Gieda.

“On behalf of the Society, I thank her for her continued service,” he says. “It has been both a privilege and honor to work with her.”

“I am inspired by working to make my community a better place to live,” says Sidoti, who lives in Sugarloaf with her husband Ross and their assortment of cats and tropical fruit trees. “That’s always been a big motivator for me.”

Originally from Massachusetts with a degree in Education, Sidoti moved to Key West in 1984 after traveling and visiting museums extensively across the globe. Her work as KWAHS Director of Programs and Membership has been instrumental in developing some of the organization’s most successful programs, including the Distinguished Speaker Series and the much anticipated 2016 Kinetic Parade and its surrounding community events.

“As always, the goal has been to embrace the entire community, and offer programs, educational opportunities and exhibits that inspire and educate,” she says. “I will continue to work towards that goal to ensure KWAHS’s place in our community as a vibrant and treasured organization.”

For more information about Key West Art & Historical Society’s Programs & Membership opportunities, contact Gerri Sidoti at 295.6616 x 106 or visit WWW.KWAHS.ORG. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.