Holmes Beach Commissioners John Monetti, left, and Sandy Haas-Martens, Pat Geyers’ daughters Polli Stroup and Peggi Davenport, Commissioner Pat Morton and Mayor Rich Bohenenberger stand outside the Holmes Beach Commission Chambers. On Oct. 5, the chambers was dedicated to Pat Geyer. Islander Photos: Nick Walter
The Holmes Beach City Commission on Oct. 5 named and dedicated the city hall chambers in honor of Patricia A. Geyer.
There was a meet-and-greet followed by a dedication at 9 a.m. at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
Geyer, who served 18 years on the city commission and was elected mayor from 1990-94, died May 1 at 80.
She also was the longtime owner and proprietress of Duffy’s Tavern, the Holmes Beach institution known for cold beers and hamburgers. Many Islanders knew and remember Geyer as “Ms. Duffy.”
In attendance were Geyer’s daughters Polli Stroup and Peggi Davenport.
In a speech, Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, a former Holmes Beach mayor and commissioner, told Geyer’s daughters, “I want to thank you for letting us share your mom with all of us.”
Said Marguerita Carrick of Holmes Beach, Ms. Duffy “was so dependable to do the right thing for Holmes Beach. You never had to worry about your vote.”