The City of Clearwater was re-designated a “US Coast Guard City” during a special ceremony at City Hall on August 4th, the 227th anniversary of the US Coast Guard. Clearwater is one of 21 US Coast Guard communities and the only one in Florida. A city must re-apply every five years for the “US Coast Guard City” designation, and Clearwater’s application was again coordinated by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. Captain Ward Sandlin, commanding officer of Air Station Clearwater, officer-in-charge CWO Tracey Randall of Station Sand Key, and Jeff Lawlor representing US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1, attended the ceremony. A proclamation recognizing August as “Coast Guard Appreciation Month” in Clearwater was also read.