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Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Corkscrew Road: What is going on, and when?

Corkscrew Road: What is going on, and when?

Corkscrew Road: What is going on, and when?(Written by Mark Novitski, Consultant to Engage Estero)March 2024 Corkscrew Road UpdatesCorkscrew Road Widening – Jump to:Ben Hill Griffin to the East side of Bella TerraEast side of Bella Terra to Alico RoadThree Oaks Pkwy...

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Hurricane Safety in 2024

Hurricane Safety in 2024

Hurricane Safety in 2024Local Safety Improvements since Ian.Several hurricane shelters in Southwest Florida have received significant upgrades to increase their ability to handle Category 5 storms, the most dangerous and potentially catastrophic hurricanes. The...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Loneliness and social isolation are problematic!

Loneliness and social isolation are problematic!

Loneliness and social isolation are problematic!By Mike Wasson, Engage Estero Board Member and Communications Team Member.“Loneliness causes people to feel empty, alone, and unwanted,” says Kendra Cherry, a Master of Science in Education, Author, Psychosocial...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

Hosted by the Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) 7th annual
“Breaking Par at Grandezza” Gala & Golf Tournament

Since 2013 this Event raised more than $382,000 in Net Proceeds for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JASWFL)

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ESTERO. FLORIDA (April 9, 2019) –  The seventh annual “Breaking Par at Grandezza” ECCL hosted 232 guests at the gala dinner and auction on March 21st where Lee Health former CEO/President Jim Nathan was the Guest of Honor.  Net proceeds this year were 35% greater than previous-year event thanks to twenty-nine sponsors, forty-nine individual donors, and a work-together partnership between ECCL, Junior Achievement of SWFL, The Club at Grandezza, and Grandezza Volunteers.

Friday’s Shotgun Scramble Golf Tournament had a full field-of-play. The tournament was followed by an awards ceremony and an absolutely-scrumptious luncheon prepared by Grandezza’s Chef and culinary staff.  As a special feature, four members of the Professional Golf Management Program  (FGCU) participated in player team competition. Event major sponsors included  BMO Harris Bank, LEE HEALTH, Bay Water Boat Club, JAGUAR of Fort Myers, IBERIABANK, Tijuana Flats, Lee County Reprographics,Inc., MOMENTUM, and Entech.  FGCU and Estero High School students served as principle volunteers for the two-day charity event.  Event Master of Ceremonies were NBC-2 Anchors Rachel Pierce and Clay Miller.

Jim Shields (event founder and co-chair) said, “this year’s best-ever result became reality because of  leadership and staff from The Club at Grandezza, ECCL, JA’s Stephanie Hoffman, and Grandezza’s lead-volunteer Amy Kuchenbecker”.  In behalf of event host ECCL, Jim also expressed sincere thanks to event co-chairs Michael Stevens, Kenny James and Andy Buschle as well as to Jim Gilmartin (ECCL),and nationally-acclaimed charity auctioneer, Scott Robertson.

“Breaking Par at Grandezza” is the predominant funding for Junior Achievement’s CEO Academy at FGCU led by Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Director of Institute for Entrepreneurship. CEO Academy is JA’s flagship Program to prepare young aspiring entrepreneurs to become the business leaders of tomorrow. These event proceeds also fund (K-12) in-class and after-school programs from Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed.