In Memorium

William "Bill" Keith

In October, Broward Urban River Trails joined friends and family in saying goodbye and thank you to Bill Keith, who enriched the lives of all he met.

A man of integrity, humor, and courage, Bill exhibited all of those qualities a multitude of times in a host of civic, professional, and personal achievements. As a lifetime Southeast Floridian, he became, in 1956, a professional surveyor and mapper. Bill was a principal with Wiggins, Keith & Associates, and later the founder of Keith and Schnars, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale. In 1998, he established the Pompano Beach-based engineering, planning, and surveying firm of Keith and Associates, Inc.

Despite demands of his professional life, Bill found time to become one of the founders of Broward Urban River Trails, and since its inception more than decade ago remained a steadfast supporter of the organization. As did so many in the community, BURT often relied on Bill for advice and counsel, which he gave freely and enthusiastically.

His vision, his leadership, his drive, and his ability to make things happen, has played a pivotal role in the growth of Broward Urban River Trails. Our continuing efforts to preserve, protect, and enhance the waterways that are so important to our community owe much to Bill Keith.

For that reason, we are proposing to the City and County commissions that Site 125 on Fort Lauderdale's New River -- to which Bill was particularly devoted -- be named in his honor.

We miss you, Bill. We will always miss you.