List of Keys to the City in the United States
This is a list of Keys to the City awarded in the United States.
- July 12, 2013: Jase Robertson, star of reality TV series Duck Dynasty 
- June 28, 2015: Microwave Dave (Gallaher) - North Alabama musician and music educator,
Jaquiski Tartt July 12, 2016 An NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers. Camp for little kids.
Olabode Anise. A Kappa. King of the Mobile Mardis Gras for 2017.
- September 22, 2011: Landon Swank, illusionist 
- September 2, 2010: The Kardashian-Jenner family and Larry King were awarded the key to the city of Beverly Hills, the award date falling (by design) on a day designated by the City’s famous zip code, 90210.
- March 12, 2010: Scarlett's Magic, a Savannah cat owned by the Draper family (Leon S. Draper, Kimberly Saunders, Martin "Marty" Draper and Matthew "Matteo" Draper) was awarded the key to the city of Corona for being recognized in the 2011 Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Tallest Cat, measuring 45.9 centimeters (18.1 inches) from shoulder to toe.
- After winning the 1994 U.S Amateur Title, Tiger Woods was presented the key to the city of Cypress, his hometown. The ceremony took place at Cypress Golf Club.
- After being selected on the list of 100 most influential people in Orange County, Calif for 2015, 16 year old Dan Ta was presented the key to the city of Cypress, by Mayor Mariellen Yarc at the January 20, 2016 State of the City Luncheon in front of 300 local leaders.
- January 16, 2009: Chesley B. Sullenberger III was awarded the keys to city of his hometown, Danville, for his actions in saving US Airways Flight 1549.
- On January 24, 2016, US Women's National Soccer Team star Alex Morgan was presented the key to the city of Diamond Bar, her hometown. The ceremony took place at local Pantera Park.
- 2008: Mayor Lupe Ramos Watson presented to the Order of the Eastern Star California Worthy Grand Matron the key to the City of Indio for their 100 years of service to the community through volunteerism and unwavering commitment to life, liberty and the pursuit of justice.
- 2011: Mayor Lupē Ramos Watson presents Honorary Mayor Bob Ladiin for his commitment to the City through Volunteerism, Public Safety and Senior Citizen Advocacy.
- 2013: Mayor Elaine Holmes presents to Mr Alexander Haagan III the key to the City of Indio city for his long standing support of music the arts, culture and community events at his Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.
- 2015: Mayor Lupē Ramos Watson presents to the Order of the Eastern Star California Worthy Grand Matron the key to the City of Indio for their 100 plus years of service to the community through volunteerism and unwavering commitment to life, liberty and the pursuit of justice, and for their 70-year commitment to the City's longest standing community festival the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival.
04/30/2015: During Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting, Mayor R. Rex Parris presented the Key to the City to Matt Anderson, who was recently named ‘Gateway Teacher of the Year’ by the esteemed national program ‘Project Lead the Way’ (PLTW). Mr. Anderson, a teacher at Joe Walker Middle School, teaches PLTW Gateway courses as part of the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program.
“In recognition of your remarkable dedication and enthusiasm in helping to develop our region’s STEM program, and your commitment to serving the young people of our community, we are very proud to present you with the Key to the City, acknowledging your many outstanding achievements, including now being named the Teacher of the Year,” said Mayor Parris. “We know how important the STEM program is to our community, training intelligent young man and women to become engineers, scientists and mathematicians. The young adults whose lives you’ve touched truly represent our future here in the aerospace valley. Congratulations, Matt, on this very prestigious award.”
Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leader in K-12 STEM education programs. Each year, its annual California State Conference recognizes three educators throughout the state of California. The Gateway Teacher of the Year award is presented to an educator who instructs middle school students in STEM.
Anderson has been teaching at Joe Walker Middle School for more than twenty-five years. In addition to teaching, he coaches VEX Robotics and mentors Westside Union School District’s other PLTW programs. His students regard him not only as a role model and inspiration, but also a mentor who helps them succeed in the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- 2006: Twenty-seven Victoria's Secret Angels – including Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Selita Ebanks, and Izabel Goulart – were presented with a key to Hollywood by honorary mayor Johnny Grant in honor of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show being held in Los Angeles for the first time.
- August 7, 2009: Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Mark Waters and Jessica Tuchinsky, stars and producers of the 2009 film (500) Days of Summer, were awarded the key to Los Angeles for the film's inventive use of L.A. locations.
- 2012: Lil' Kim received the key to the city before a performance in front of 50,000 at a LA Pride festival, for being a champion for her LGBT fans.
- May 11, 2013: 5th Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mirza Masroor Ahmad was awarded the key to the city at prestigious Montage Hotel.
- September 23, 2016: Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully was awarded the key to the city during a pregame ceremony at Dodger Stadium.
- 1966: Phil Givens, Mayor of Toronto.
- 11 September 2015: Spencer Stone, Hero of the 2015 Thalys train attack.
- 11 September 2015: Alek Skarlatos, Hero of the 2015 Thalys train attack.
- 11 September 2015: Anthony Sadler, Hero of the 2015 Thalys train attack.
- 1916: Russian-born American businessman, candy-maker and inventor Sam Born was awarded the key to city for inventing a machine that mechanically inserted sticks into lollipops. Later, he went on to found the Just Born candy company in New York.
- 1963 Hong Kong music Composer/Violin player 尹自重 (Che Chung Wan, Wan-Chi Chung, Zheng Zhisheng) 
- November 3, 2010: The San Francisco Giants were awarded the key to the city for winning the 2010 World Series.
- June 26, 2012: San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain was given the key to the city in commemoration of the perfect game he pitched on June 13, 2012.
- September 29, 2012: Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was given the key to the city at the San Francisco Bay Area, which is home to the third-largest Burmese community in the USA.
- October 31, 2012: The San Francisco Giants were awarded the key to city of San Francisco for winning the 2012 World Series.
- May 21, 2013: Stephen Curry, basketball player.
- October 31, 2014: The San Francisco Giants were awarded the key to city of San Francisco by Mayor Ed Lee for winning the 2014 World Series.
- October 14, 2015: The Golden State Warriors were awarded the key to city of San Francisco by Mayor Ed Lee for winning the 2015 NBA Championship.
- May 2, 2011: Michael Wilson, Artistic Director, Hartford Stage Company 
- August 10, 2013: Christopher Martin, Jamaican Singer/Songwriter 
- February 15, 2014: John Leguizamo, Comedian and Actor 
- June 10, 2014: Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director, Recipient of the 2014 Tony Award 
- May 29, 2009: Joseph W. Waz, Jr., business executive and native son
District of ColumbiaEdit
- 2008: Alexander Ovechkin received the key of the city in honour of being the first player in NHL history to receive the most valuable player, outstanding player, top scorer, and goal scoring leader awards in the same season.
- 2011: Lamont Peterson, American Boxer 
- 2011: Raheem DeVaughn, American Singer
- 2016: Bryce Harper, Professional Baseball player
Middle to late 1960's Belinda Yvonne Ferrell received the Key to Washington DC by then Mayor Walter E. Washington (the first mayor of the nation's capitol).
- July 13, 2018: Ambassador Otto F. von Feigenblatt, Ed.D. Ph.D., academic and public intellectual, received the Key to Atlantic Beach from Mayor Ellen Glasser. The Ceremony was held at City Hall and it was attended by local officials and by local law enforcement. 
- December 13, 2015: Jessica Lynch, Prisoner of War, Private First Class (2001 - 2003), was honored and presented with the key to the city of Cape Coral, Florida by Mayor Marni Sawicki at a private dinner held at the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library with both special and surprise guests in attendance. This was a private event closed to both the public and media.
- Phil Givens
- George Hill 
- 17 January 2012: Frank Crum 
- 30 October 2013: Robert Engelman, Film Producer for Alcon Entertainment 
- December 11, 2015: Jessica Lynch, Prisoner of War, Private First Class (2001 - 2003), was honored and presented with the key to the city of Fort Myers, Florida by Mayor Randy Henderson in a ceremony held at Centennial Park. Fort Myers police and firefighters also attended and made presentations of their own to her. This was a public event open to both the public and media.
- June 21, 2018: Ambassador Otto F. von Feigenblatt, Ed.D. Ph.D., academic and public intellectual, was honored and presented with the key to the city of Homestead by Florida Mayor Jeff Porter in a ceremony held at the City Hall. The Ceremony was attended by prominent community leaders and government officials. 
- December 20, 1955: Ethel Waters, singer and actress, was presented with the key to the city on the set of Carib Gold, a film in which she starred.
- December 28, 1955: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, received the key to the city during a 12-day vacation in Key West.
- May 22, 1956: Estes Kefauver, U.S. Senator, was given the key to the city while campaigning to be nominated the Democratic presidential candidate.
- February 23, 1957: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, received the key to the city and was made honorary chairman of the board of county commissioners.
- July 14, 2004: Rosie O'Donnell, comedian and LGBT rights activist, was given the key to the city during the inaugural voyage of her cruise line, R Family Vacations.
- February 11, 1976: John McKay received the key to the city upon his appointment as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- 2004: The mayors of Miami-Dade County and the city officially welcomed Shaquille O'Neal and presented him with the keys to the city before a press conference was held in the American Airlines Arena.
- August 9, 2004: Rap Superstar Lil' Kim was awarded the key to the city of Miami (her place of residence at the time) for her contributions to the world of Hip Hop.
- August 19, 2009: Miami Commissioner Thomas Regalado presented Armando Perez (aka Pitbull) with the key to the city during a morning ceremony.
- April 13, 2013: Mayor Matti Bower presented the Key to pop singer Adam Lambert for "being brave enough to be openly gay on American Idol."
- July 8, 2013: María Corina Machado, Venezuelan opposition leader 
- August 20, 2013: José Sulaimán, president of the World Boxing Council 
- September 15, 2013: Henrique Capriles Radonski, Venezuelan opposition leader 
- November 19, 2012: Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, socialites, businesswomen, and models 
- June 11, 2013: Gregory Toussaint, Pastor 
- 2 March 2007: John Travolta, American Actor
- 2 March 2007: Kelly Preston, American Actress
- 2017: A Day to Remember
- 15 November 2016: Addison Russell, Professional Baseball Player for the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
- 1972: Phil Givens
- 2007: The Governor of Georgia, Sonny Perdue, received the key to the city of Franklin Springs after visiting the city and cutting the ribbon to the city's new Public Safety and City Hall buildings; the original buildings were destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan.
- 2007: The original Governor's Commission for the City of Milton (Ron Wallace, Brandon Beach, Gregory Mishkin, Dan Phalan and Cecil Pruitt) was awarded the key to the city of Milton in recognition of their work in the creation of the city. They were also presented a proclamation that officially declares December 1 as "Commissioning Day" in honor of their achievements and recognizes the five men as the "Founding Fathers" of the City.
- December 30, 1871: Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia received the "Freedom of the City of Chicago".
- June 26, 1933: Residents of the Midget Village at the Century of Progress World's Fair were presented with a key to the City of Chicago by Mayor Edward Joseph Kelly.
- August 17, 1970: As part of Chicago's Lakefront Festival, Mayor Richard J. Daley awarded a key to the City of Chicago to Edward Stein, who had emerged from the Chicago River dressed as Neptune to lead a parade.
- May 1985: Jean McFadden, leader of the Glasgow District Council was presented a key to the City of Chicago by Joel Hall as part of Glasgow's Mayfest 
- April 21, 1988: Michael Jackson was awarded the Key to the City by Eugene Sawyer.
- March 20, 1990: Audrey Hepburn was presented with a key to the City of Chicago by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
- October 12, 1990: Sophia Loren was presented with a key to the City of Chicago by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
- 1996: The famous Lebanese Arab singer Najwa Karam was presented with the Key to the City of Chicago.
- July 11, 2011: Shawn Marion, basketball player with the Dallas Mavericks, was awarded the key to the city following the Mavericks' victory at the 2011 NBA Finals.
- March 11, 2015: Mayor J. Michael Houston awarded the Key to the City to Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe in honor of the G.I. JoeCon convention taking place the following month.
- August 26, 2004: Dionne Warwick, singer, received the key to the city prior to her appearance at an Athena Cage concert.
- 1975: Helen Humes, musician, received the key to the city for her extensive musical career.
- Frederick Cease, soldier, received the key to the city at some point in the 1990s for his extensive military service.
- July, 2000: Nancy Johnson Barker, singer, received the key to the city after the 25th anniversary of the Kentucky Music Weekend Festival.
- 2002: Ivor Chodkowski, farmer, received the key to the city for working to start a farmer's market in Louisville's "food desert."
- September 24, 2002: Montgomery Gentry, musician, received the key to the city for his musical career.
- January 2010: Sam Leist, lawyer, received the key to the city for his career in public service.
- March 12, 2016: Bryson Tiller, singer, received the key to the city by the city's mayor, Greg Fischer, as well as a holiday on March 12, called "Bryson Tiller Day." This all occurred at his T R A P S O U L concert.
- April 5, 2016: Awadeya Mahmoud, human rights worker, received the key to the city by Greg Fischer, upon her receiving the International Women of Courage Award.
- June 29, 2016: John Rabun, social worker, received the key to the city by Greg Fischer, for his work as the head of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
- January 10, 2017: Bob Beatty, American football Coach, received the key to the city by Greg Fischer, after winning Trinity High School's 24th state football title.
Sometime in 1993: David Craig Mastrianni, American Lunatic, All around crazy motherfucker
On a cold winter evening, in 1993, month unknown, David Craig Mastrianni, known to his close personal friends as the Maestro, or Precious, set out on a walk-about through downtown Baton Rouge. With his tight pants and leather jacket, Precious strolled through some of the roughest and toughest parts of downtown Baton Rouge. At 3:23am, Precious heard the voice of God. It wasn't a strong voice, like one would expect to hear from God, but more of a soft whisper, like the whisper of a lover in your ear in the early morning hours when she tells you that the bacon is ready. The voice said the Precious, go North. Still tripping from LSD, Precious went south, then west, then east, then south again, then North. He ended up in the red light district. No stranger to strange, Precious was home. He was bouncing in and out of the bars and clubs like a pinball. The voice rang out again, "David, get it together!" He understood. As he began to walk further, the hair on his back started to stand. it was his spidey senses, they were tingling. He looked down and realized he was peeing on an electrified fence post. He continued on his quest, searching further and further, deeper and longer; for what was the voice leading him to?! Nearly giving up all hope of every understanding the voices in his head, he turned one last corner. He sat squarely on the ground, hands covering his face and decided to give up. He couldn't grasp what the voice was telling him. Then, he heard a faint cry for help. This was a real voice, not just in his head. He was sure. He leaped to his feet and began walking as fast as his tight pants would allow. HELP! The cries got louder. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! He was certain he was close. Down an alley, across the street, up a fire exit, to the roof of a 12 story building, Precious sprang to action. Leaping from building to building as the cries got closer and closer; and there it was. A Baton Rouge City police officer whaling. Precious, with his underwear now on the outside of his pants, rushed to the officer's aid. "WHAT IS IT FINE SIR" , precious asked as he laid on the ground at the officer's side. "It's an unspeakable tradgedy" the officer quipped. "I'm trained for these situations", responded the eager to assist Precious "They're .. " the officer said, as his voice crackled from raw emotion "THEY"RE WHAT" demanded Precious "They're out of glaze" the officer finally bemoaned as he then fainted to the ground from pure exhaustion.
David, knowing this officer's future, career and blood glucose level were now on the line, sprung to his feet and began sending smoke signals to his dear friend Sean Fairburn, the first Marine in History to earn an Emmy. Sean was busy. He didn't have time for David's shit. Fearing the worst, David took hold of the officer's radio and began shouting that an officer was down. He needed glaze and he needed it now.
Well, that's all it took. Within the next 15 seconds, every law enforcement resource was converging on his location from every corner of the city. City Police, LSP, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's, Mounted patrol, air units, even parking officials. It was a sight to be seen. Each of them running code 3 to get to their fallen brother; all with a dozen glazed donuts in hand. The helicopter got their first. Landed right smack dab in the middle of Airline highway. The pilot, with the blades still whirling, lept from the cockpit, donut in hand and rushed over to David and the fallen officer. Knowing he couldn't make it in time, the pilot threw the donut through the air, while yelling to David.
This is the moment David waited his entire life for. He was never one for sports, but he knew if he didn't catch this flying donut, he fate would be sealed. With one arm wrapped around the officer, and the other working on an artistic masterpiece, David did a back-wards handstand, kicking the donut with his left foot. It bounced off the back of a stray cat, hit a dingo and rolled towards him, (chopper pilot still running in slow-mo in the background). As if the hand of God was moving the rolling donut, it avoided three pot holes, three crackheads, two armadillos and a partridege in a pear tree. Like something from a Hollywood blockbuster, the donut rolled right into the open mouth of the downed police officer, still passed out on the ground. David began forcing the donut down the throat of our downed hero until he gasped for air. HE IS RISEN! David proclaimed, as 452 lawmen and women converged. IT IS A MIRACLE! He proudly exclaimed.
42.34 days later, David was awarded the key to the city for his heroic actions that night. 2 days later, he brought a lawsuit against the city because the key actually didn't open anything and that violated his civil rights.
- November 21, 2006: Kentucky-New Orleans Architecture Studio was awarded the key to the city of New Orleans for its work on restoration and re-design efforts of Mickey Markey Park in Bywater.
- April 26, 2007: The Harris County Hospital District was awarded the key to the city in recognition of its efforts to provide health care to Hurricane Katrina evacuees at its Astrodome Clinic in September 2005.
- June 2008: Atlanta native, R&B Singer Usher awarded the key to the city for his effort and dedication to help rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
- September 25, 2011: Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason was granted the key to the city for his blocked punt against the Atlanta Falcons in the Saints' first home game after Hurricane Katrina.
September 10, 2012: Keys to the city were awarded to eight athletes who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics: swimmers Michael Phelps(Key revoked 2014) and Katie Ledecky, rower David Banks, windsurfer Farrah Hall, cyclist Bobby Lea, field hockey player Katie O'Donnell, kayaker Scott Parsons, and modern pentathlete Suzanne Stettinius.
- September 29, 1980: Boxer Marvin Hagler was crowned World Middleweight Champion of September 27, and received the key to the city on his return to his hometown.
- July 21, 1909: Mayor Nathan P. Avery awarded Joseph Lewis Wyckoff the Key to the City, "through whose militant energy the boundaries of their city were so extended by the Legislature of 1909 as to include within them not only himself but the whole of the ancient hamlet known as Smith's Ferry."
- April 27th, 2018: Mayor Alex B. Morse presented Carmen Yulín Cruz the Key to the City to honor that "in such a time of despair [she] provided a beacon of hope and opportunity for Puerto Ricans".
- 1960s: Ann Landers received the key to the city of Albion upon her visit to Starr Commonwealth for Boys.
- Annually: Santa Claus is presented with the Key to the City during each America's Thanksgiving Parade.
- September 26, 1974: Stevie Wonder, renowned Motown recording artist was awarded a key to the city by then Mayor Coleman Young.
- 1980: Saddam Hussein, Iraqi President at that time, was awarded the key to the city by Mayor Coleman Young, for having donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a local church.
- January 31, 2006: Detroit native Jerome Bettis was awarded the key to the city by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick days before his Super Bowl win.
- January 2, 2007: Steve Yzerman received the key to the city after his retirement and having his jersey retired.
- January 27, 2010: Elmo received the key to the city from Mayor David Bing during a visit with kids at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
- April 1, 2017: Big Sean received the key to the city from Mayor Mike Duggan for setting up a foundation called "Mogul Prep" that teaches kids all the behind the scenes jobs available in the music industry.</ref>
June, 2018: Jackson 5 members, Michael, Tito, Jackie, Jermaine & Marlon were honored with keys to the city at the Detroit Weekend Music Festival.
- 1976: Jackie Moon received the key to the city of Flint, Michigan for masterminding the Flint Tropics to the Flint Michigan MegaBowl
- 1989: Lois M. Craig received the key to the city of Flint.
- June 10, 2007: American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones received a proclamation and key to the city from Mayor Don Williamson.
Sault Sainte MarieEdit
- 1999: Lebanese recording artist Fairuz received the key to the city of Las Vegas 
- 2012: Lebanese recording artist Nancy Ajram received the key to the city of Las Vegas.
- 2014: On November 5, American singer Britney Spears was honored, and received the key to the city of Las Vegas.
- 2015: professional baseball players Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant received keys to the city of Las Vegas
- 2016: Professional DJ, record producer, radio personality, and record label executive DJ Khaled received keys to the city of Las Vegas
- 2016: Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott earn receive keys to the city of Las Vegas after their contributions towards charity
- 2017: On September 3, Ultralight Team members and creators of Bats & Butterflies LV, Anthony C. Flores and Isaiah J. LaBelle received keys to the city of Las Vegas
- 2018: On July 6th, UFC president Dana White received keys to the city of Las Vegas 
- October 30, 1947: Frank Sinatra, American Singer and Actor.
- July 6, 1998: Aaron Rosa, drummer of the rock band Palisades.
- March 17, 1961: Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and author, received the keys to Jersey City from Mayor Charles Witkowski.
- 2016: Professor Don Jacob, Martial Artist, Grandmaster
- April 15, 2012: Victor Cruz (American football) of the New York Giants was awarded the key to the city of Paterson for his role in the Super Bowl XLVI victory over the New England Patriots.
- August 28, 2015: Rapper Fetty Wap was given the key to the city of his hometown Paterson, New Jersey by Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres.
- June 1, 2018: US Senator Cory Booker was given the key to the city of Paterson by Mayor Jane Williams-Warren for his service to the state of New Jersey.
- May 19, 2009: Terrell Owens received the key to the city of Buffalo with the provisions that he catch a minimum of 10 touchdown passes for the Buffalo Bills and lead the team into the NFL Playoffs. He only caught five touchdowns, the Bills failed to make the playoffs, and Owens was released at the end of the 2009 season.
- November 6, 2014: Terrence Pegula received the key to the city of Buffalo, as a result of his purchase of the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Bandits professional sports teams and his construction of the HarborCenter complex.
- John J. McGrath, American Businessman.
- June 27, 1702: Viscount Cornbury was presented the "Freedom of the City".
- September 1735: Andrew Hamilton received the "Freedom of the City" for his defence of John Peter Zenger.[self-published source]
- February 25, 1902: Prince Henry of Prussia was presented the Freedom of the City during a visit to New York.
- 1927: The aviator Charles Lindbergh was awarded the key to the city following his record-breaking non-stop flight from New York to Paris.
- February 5, 2008: The New York Giants players, coaches and owners received keys to the city in recognition of their victory at Super Bowl XLII. Presentation took place at City Hall after a ticker-tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.
- February 9, 2009: Chesley B. Sullenberger III received the key to the city for safely landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after mid-air faults from a bird collision, saving the lives of all 155 people on board. The First Officer of the Flight, Jeffrey B. Skiles, and flight attendants Sheila Dail, Doreen Welsh and Donna Dent also received keys to the city.
- May 8, 2009: Captain Richard Phillips and crewman William Rios received keys to the city in recognition of their heroism aboard the Maersk Alabama during the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates.
- November 6, 2009: The New York Yankees players, coaches and owners received keys to the city in recognition of their 2009 World Series victory.
- October 14, 2010: Ralph Lauren received a key for his philanthropic and economic contributions to the city.
- November 18, 2011: Regis Philbin received a key to the city to honor his twenty-eight year contribution to New York media.
- February 7, 2012: The New York Giants players, coaches and owners received keys to the city in recognition of their victory at Super Bowl XLVI. Presentation took place at City Hall after a ticker-tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.
- July 10, 2015: The United States Women's National Soccer Team players and coaches received keys to the city in recognition of their 2015 Women's World Cup victory. The parade was organized on short notice and was the first ticker-tape parade in New York City to honor female athletes since Olympic Athletes in 1984.
- January 9, 2016: Ray Pfeifer FDNY Firefighter receives the Key to the City of New York for his work to help secure health care for over 80,000 9/11/01 first responders. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed into law on December 18, 2015
- March 2, 2016: Rapper Foxy Brown was honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio and awarded the Key to the City.
- June 12, 2017: Rapper Fabolous was awarded the Key to the City of New York during a concert in Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
- June 3, 2013: The Rochester Knighthawks, a professional lacrosse team 
- April 23, 2016: Beverly Bond, producer, writer, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and celebrity DJ, received a key to the city for her contribution to the African American community by empowering and positively impacting the lives of young Black girls through her organization-Black Girls Rock!
- August 12, 2007: Dusan Vemic, a professional tennis player on the ATP world tour was given a key to the city in recognition of his fair play and contribution to the sport.
- June 20, 2013: Stephen King, author, was awarded the Key to the City at an advance screening of the CBS series Under the Dome, based on a novel by King.
- May 28, 2016: Mark Mothersbaugh, artist and Devo founder, was awarded the key to the city during a ceremony at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
- May 26, 2005: Fatty Koo, singers songwriter Music group
- May 13, 2010: Crystal Bowersox, singer-songwriter and actress, was given the key to the city after reaching the finals of American Idol.
- 2015: Cate Blanchett, Australian Actress.
- 2015: Rooney Mara, American Actress.
- 2015: Christine Vachon, American Film Producer.
- 2015: Sir Elton John CBE, British Singer.
- 2015: Lionel Richie, American Singer.
- 2015: Jennifer Hudson, American Actress and Singer.
- 2015: Carl Hilding Severinsen, American Musician and Bandleader on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
- 2015: Drew Lachey, American Singer.
- 2015: Nick Lachey, American Singer.
- 2018: Jack White, American musician.
- 1968: B.B. King, American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and record producer
- Pelé, Brazilian Football Player.
- June 16, 2011:
- Betty White, Actress
- Wendie Malick, Actress
- Jane Leeves, Actress
- Valerie Bertinelli, Actress
- July 21, 1960: John T. Scopes was given the key to the city on the 35th anniversary of the Scopes Trial, in which he had been found guilty of teaching evolution in a Tennessee school.
- February 15, 2011: Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura received the key to the city of Memphis for his supertournament victory at the 2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee.
- 1952: Presidential candidate General Dwight D. Eisenhower received the key to his birthplace city from Mayor Alfred Cecil "Mike" Casey.
Missouri City, TXEdit
- March 2, 2015 Johnnie Moutra III (Johnny Long), nationally known for co-hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live at his home & winning the grand prize on ABC's hit reality TV show "Here Come The Newlyweds," was awarded key to the city by Mayor Allen Owen for the national recognition he continues to bring to the city.
- February 10, 2018: Missouri City native rapper Travis Scott was awarded the key by Mayor Allen Owen as a part of the city's annual Black History Month Celebration of Culture and Music.
- December 13, 2009: M. K. Asante was awarded the key to the city of Dallas by Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway for his work as an author, filmmaker, and professor.
- February 6, 2011: Michael Vick, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, was awarded the key to the city of Dallas by Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway; this proved controversial, as Vick had previously served time in prison for his involvement with an illegal dog-fighting ring.
- 1990: Maria de Guadalupe Butron Pereda, M.D., professor at the Universidad Veracruzana of Mexico, was awarded the key to the city of Houston for her humanitarian work.
- 2000: Pramukh Swami Maharaj 5th Spiritual leader of BAPS.
- Selena Quintanilla was awarded the Key to the city of Houston on April 16, 1994. This was her 23rd Birthday, less than a year before her untimely death.
- Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin has been awarded the Key of Houston.
- February 15, 2013: Yao Ming was awarded the key to the city of Houston.
- October 23, 2015: Mufaddal Saifuddin has been awarded the Key of Houston by Mayor Annise Parker.
- March 23, 2016: Marvin Odum, retiring President of Shell Oil Company, was awarded the keys to the city by Mayor Sylvester Turner. Odum was a true philanthropist and man of the people, steering the ship through the treacherous waters of $100+ oil.
- July 19, 2013: Mike and Bob Bryan, twin brothers and professional tennis players 
- August 20, 2017: Mahant Swami Maharaj, Hindu swami and 6th Spiritual leader of BAPS.
West Valley CityEdit
- May 31, 2017: Lincoln and Dan Markham, YouTube stars
- Sept, 2006: MxPx was given the keys to the city of Bremerton by Mayor Cary Bozeman.
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