Commissioners

TONY ALLEN – CHAIRMAN (Seat 1)

Commissioner Allen was elected to the Board in 2012.

Commissioner Allen was elected Chairman in November of 2015

 

The #1 reason why Tony Allen ran for the District Board was to ensure tax dollars were spent properly and that the departments were not micro-managed.

Prior to Moving to the Keys

Tony lived in Pensacola, where he was involved in the funeral business. He worked for a large firm of funeral homes and cemeteries in Pensacola, FL for five years.     Tony was actively involved in the Jaycees for over ten years and held various club offices, including President and Vice President.  Tony served in the United States Marine Corps and was medically discharged. He has been an active member of American Legion for over 15 years.

In 2010, Tony and Jacqui moved to the Keys because they wanted to live in a small, close-knit community, and together they own and operate their family-owned business.

Professional Life & Affiliations

He graduated from Bradford County High School in Starke, FL in 1998, and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service with an A. S. in 2003. He completed his National Board, served a one year internship at Jones Funeral Home in Starke, FL, passed his State Examination Board and received his Florida Funeral Director and Embalmer license. He also received his Bachelor in Business Management from American International University in 2005. Tony and Jacqui Allen own Allen-Beyer Funeral Home in Key Largo. His family includes four “fur children”, two cats Pixie and Gary, and two dogs Paris and Simon.

Community Activities

Tony has become actively involved in our community. He is a member of the Key Largo Rotary; Past Treasurer and Membership Chair of Sons & Daughters of Italy (4 years); member and Past Vice President of the Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center (2 years), he resigned when he was elected to the KLFR&EMS Board; a life member of American Legion Post #333. And is a life member of the Florida Keys Gator Club.

Tony is a Mariners Hospital Founder’s Society member, a member of the Young Philanthropists of Baptist Hospital, and Elks member. You can see him smiling when he talks about participating in the Sons & Daughters of Italy Guinness Book of World Records Bocce event, where they set a world record for 24 hours and 29 minutes of continuous Bocce tournament playing!

The #1 reason why Tony Allen ran for the District Board was to ensure tax dollars were spent properly and that the departments were not micro-managed.

Prior to Moving to the Keys

Tony lived in Pensacola, where he was involved in the funeral business. He worked for a large firm of funeral homes and cemeteries in Pensacola, FL for five years.     Tony was actively involved in the Jaycees for over ten years and held various club offices, including President and Vice President.  Tony served in the United States Marine Corps and was medically discharged. He has been an active member of American Legion for over 15 years.

In 2010, Tony and Jacqui moved to the Keys because they wanted to live in a small, close-knit community, and together they own and operate their family-owned business.

Professional Life & Affiliations

He graduated from Bradford County High School in Starke, FL in 1998, and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service with an A.S. in 2003. He completed his National Board, served a one year internship at Jones Funeral Home in Starke, FL, passed his State Examination Board and received his Florida Funeral Director and Embalmer license. He also received his Bachelor in Business Management from American International University in 2005. Tony and Jacqui Allen own Allen-Beyer Funeral Home in Key Largo. His family includes four “fur children”, two cats Pixie and Gary, and two dogs Paris and Simon.

Community Activities

Tony has become actively involved in our community. He is a member of the Key Largo Rotary; Past Treasurer and Membership Chair of Sons & Daughters of Italy (4 years); member and Past Vice President of the Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center (2 years), he resigned when he was elected to the KLFR&EMS Board; a life member of American Legion Post #333. And is a life member of the Florida Keys Gator Club.

Tony is a Mariners Hospital Founder’s Society member, a member of the Young Philanthropists of Baptist Hospital, and Elks member. You can see him smiling when he talks about participating in the Sons & Daughters of Italy Guinness Book of World Records Bocce event, where they set a world record for 24 hours and 29 minutes of continuous Bocce tournament playing!


FRANK CONKLIN – COMMISSIONER (Sea2)

 Commissioner Conklin was elected to the Board in 2018

The # 1 reason why Frank Conklin ran to be elected to the Key Largo Fire & EMS District Board was to ensure that the citizens of the Key Largo Community were being provided with the highest level of Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services available. Commissioner Conklin will strive to ensure that District personnel have access to the equipment and training necessary to provide the best service, and to keep them safe so they can keep the Key Largo Community safe. Commissioner Conklin encourages the public to become involved with the District, and to attend the meetings of the District, Fire Department, and Ambulance Corp, all of which can be found on this website!

Professional Life & Affiliations:

Frank is a Key Largo local, having lived in the Upper Keys since 1977, where he attended Key Largo Elementary School, Plantation Key School, and finally Coral Shores High School, where he graduated in 1990. Frank is an electrician by trade, but has been a member of the former Key Largo Volunteer Fire & Rescue for over 20 years. During his tenure as a volunteer fireman, Frank received the Firefighter of the Year Award on three occasions.

Community Activities:

Frank has served as a member of the Water Emergency Team, Special Response Team, Vehicle Extrication Team, as well as the Hurricane Response and Deployment Team. Frank has also participated in the fire prevention education program, which is deployed throughout schools in Monroe County.


KENNY EDGE – COMMISSIONER (Seat 3)

Commissioner Edge was elected to the Board in 2020. 

 #1 Reason for Running for the Board

 The Number #1 reason Ken ran for the Board is to ensure the District is being fiscally responsible, while providing excellent 911 services and supporting the departments’ volunteers and employees.

Prior to Moving to the Keys:

Ken was born in Midland Texas, and his family moved to Key Largo in 1972.   He is one of our own, as he is a Coral Shores High School graduate.  After high school, he served in the U.S. Army for six years and was honorably discharged.

Professional Life & Affiliations:

 Kenny is now retired from Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority after a 32 year career with the utility.  He was in management with FKAA for 27 years.  He feels his FKAA experience and volunteering with the departments will benefit the District Board.

 Community Activities:

 Ken has been volunteering in the community for almost 30 years with both the Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department.

 For the last 28 years. Ken has served as an EMT/Driver with Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  He has served as the Corps Vice President, Treasurer and Board Member.

Ken served as a Board Member, Treasurer and Vice President with the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department, and he was as a scuba instructor for the W.E.T. (Water Emergency Team).

GEORGE MIRABELLA – VICE-CHAIRMAN (Seat 4)

Commissioner Mirabella was elected to the Board in 2012 and re-elected in 2014

George has served as Vice Chairman from November 2015 to the present

The #1 reason why Commissioner Mirabella ran for the board was to increase local volunteer membership in the Fire Department and Ambulance Corporation by encouraging volunteerism, participating and re-establishing the Explorer Program with Coral Shores High School to enable students interested in becoming professional firefighters to become certified.

Prior to Moving to the Keys:

George and his family lived in North Bellmore, Long Island, New York, where he is a lifetime member of the North Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department. George started volunteering with the North Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department in 1972.  After 10 years of training and schooling George was promoted to Captain in 1982.  George and his wife, Annmarie and his son Thomas moved to Key Largo in 2000.  George was recertified as an EMT in 2004 and became a member of the Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corp. George then became a member Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department and became a certified Florida Fire Fighter II in 2005.

The District adopted a resolution in 2015 disqualifying sitting Commissioners from serving as volunteers with the Department; and George retired from the Key largo Volunteer Ambulance Corp. and the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department after serving as a volunteer for 11 years.

Professional Life & Affiliations:

George has been an employee of the Florida Keys Electric Coop since 2006.


DANNY POWERS (Seat 5)

Commissioner Powers was elected to the Board in November 2016

The number #1 reason Commissioner Powers ran for office is because he wanted to ensure that tax dollars were spent properly and he wanted to work with the community to give the best possible service for the most reasonable cost.

Moving to the Keys:

Danny Powers was born and raised in a suburb south of Chicago.  He moved to the Keys in 1980 with his wife, and worked as a marine mechanic at Ocean Reef Club.  While working there, Danny volunteered at the Ocean Reef Volunteer Fire Department.  That is when he decided to continue on to get his state certifications.  Danny attended Miami Dade College taking the EMT/Paramedic courses and graduated in 1988.  He began working for Monroe County EMS in 1990 and retired after 24 years of service.  In 1999, he graduated as a firefighter from the Division of State Fire Marshalls.

Community Activities:

Danny was a volunteer with the Key Largo Ambulance Corporation for six years. While his children were growing up, he volunteered at both Key Largo School and Coral Shores High School. Danny was a volunteer for Odyssey of the Mind as a coach for twelve years and then became the Regional Director for the Island Region for Monroe County Schools. He is also an active volunteer for Silver Shores Community for the past thirty-five years.

Now Danny is spending his time rebuilding a 1950 Chevy Bel Air, and his two grown children, who live in Miami, are also keeping him busy remodeling their homes.