Annalise Mannix is a longtime civil servant who spent more than 20 years at the City of Key West in various positions, including Building Inspector, Environmental Programs Manager and Director of Engineering. During that time, she held leadership roles in various community organizations dedicated to the environment, climate adaptation, wind-storm insurance rates and local youth. As commissioner, her priorities will be:
- Climate change adaptation – making sure that the Keys remains a strong and viable place for families to live, even as global climate change impacts our environment.
- Affordability – making sure that the Keys remains affordable to those who call it home and making sure that our workforce is able to survive.
- Quality of life – making sure that our public infrastructure, systems of governance, and cultural heritage are strong and support our community the way they should.
Annalise is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer, a certified Project Management Professional and a credentialed Envision Sustainability Professional. She has been a Keys’ business owner for 18 years.
She is a graduate of New York’s Maritime College and holds a Master’s degree in Management. building/mechanical inspector and plan reviewer. She also was an energy engineer for Brooklyn Union Gas Company for four years.
As the Executive Director of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, she fought in Tallahassee for fair windstorm insurance policies for Monroe County homeowners. Her work limited windstorm insurance rates to a maximum 10% increase each year, while insurance companies were fighting for a 40% yearly increase. Due to her tireless work at FIRM on behalf of Monroe County residents, she was appointed as a Consumer Advocate for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
As Chair of the Monroe County Climate Advisory Board, she helped craft the Monroe County Climate Action Plan, a blueprint for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the County. On behalf of the City of Key West, she helped develop the Keys’ relationship with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact, an effort by four Southeast Florida counties to work together to plan for climate change mitigation and adaptation.