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" The City of Marco Island is located in Collier County, a short drive from the City of Naples. It is well known for its high quality of life, natural resources, casual atmosphere, and friendly people.

On August 28, 1997, the people of Marco Island elected to incorporate. Marco Island became a city for the second time. (The first time the city was known as Collier City and was incorporated in 1927, but later unincorporated.) The first seven-member City Council was subsequently elected with a council-manager form of government. City Council hired a city manager to assist in undertaking the task of providing traditional municipal services. With the invaluable assistance of many citizens who volunteered to serve on various committees, the structure of the City took place. The new City Council took on many issues simultaneously, including the development of a comprehensive plan, a land development code, and operating departments to include law enforcement, fire-rescue, parks and recreation, public works, community development and administration. City Council recognized the serious island infrastructure problems and has undertaken an aggressive capital improvement program."
-- City of Marco Island - About Marco Island-A New Era
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