The Marco Island City Council presented the keys to the city to former interim city manager, David Harden on Monday. 

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"David Harden came to us in January as an interim city manager and he has been anything but interim," said chairperson Erik Brechnitz. "If you look in the Webster's Dictionary the definition of city manager, (you see) his picture."

"He has provided us great transition with order and dignity," Brechnitz said at the beginning of the City Council meeting.

The people in the room applauded as Brechnitz gave Harden the keys to the city; it was a standing ovation.

"It is very gratifying to be able to help improve the services to the citizens (of Marco Island)," said Harden. "Thank you very much for this opportunity."

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