About Patricia “Pat” Keon
Pat Keon has an extensive history within The City Beautiful. Patricia Keon was re-elected for a second four-year term on the Coral Gables City Commission on April 11, 2017 and was sworn in as a City Commissioner on April 28, 2017. She has faithfully served on an array of City Boards, including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, where she spearheaded the redevelopment of the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center. She also served on the City’s Planning and Zoning Board for eight years.
Commissioner Keon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry College in 1970. She worked at New York University Medical Center and later at Jackson Memorial Hospital until 1976 when her first child was born. During the time her children were of school age, she was an Officer or Board Member of their PTAs and also served on various School Board Advisory Panels. She went back to graduate school at Florida International University (FIU) in 1996 and completed a Masters in Public Administration in December 1999. Pat worked as policy and legislative aide to County Commissioner Jimmy Morales in 1999 until he left office in 2004.
She has three adult sons, two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters, and two grandsons. Her late husband, Bill, passed away in 2008.
Terms & Affiliations
- 2017-2021: City Commissioner, Group Three
- 2013-2017: City Commissioner, Group Three Appointed Vice Mayor May 2017 to April 2018
Founding Member of the Coral Gables Museum
Coral Gables Planning & Zoning Board
Coral Gables Board of Adjustment
Coral Gables Senior Citizens Advisory Board
Coral Gables Code Enforcement Board
Coral Gables Youth Advisory Board
Coral Gables Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Coral Gables Citizens Panel on Street Closures
Coral Gables Garden Club
Dade County School’s Citizens’ Advisory Panel for Children with Learning Disabilities
Coral Gables Elementary PTA, President & Board Member
C.W. Carver Elementary, Board Member
Sunset Elementary PTA, Spanish International Parents’ Association
Ransom Everglades School, Parents’ Association
Dean’s Advisory Board of the School of Arts and Science at FIU
Women’s Cancer Association, Barton Ravlin Chapter
American Red Cross
CHARLEE Homes for Children
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County
The Florida House on Capital Hill – Board of Trustees
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The City Beautiful, more commonly known as Coral Gables, is ours. Patricia is a proven leader and a dedicated public servant, who has worked for decades, advocating for the needs and rights of her neighbors. Patricia Keon is the Mayor Coral Gables residents deserve. Let’s stand together to ensure citizens’ voices are heard. Fill out the form below to volunteer or learn more about The Campaign to Elect Patricia “Pat” Keon for Mayor of Coral Gables.