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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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Understanding and Coping with Dementia

Understanding and Coping with Dementia

Health Understanding and Coping with Dementia Written by Allan Bowditch, Chief Communications Officer Engage Estero Understanding the Difference: Alzheimer’s Disease vs Dementia Dementia is a collective term that refers to various symptoms affecting cognitive...

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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.

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Engage Estero

 

 

What We Are

An all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit community engagement association.

Why We Exist

To inform citizens of significant community issues and encourage citizen engagement to favorably impact the quality of life in greater Estero.

What We Do

We listen to citizens, evaluate government plans and local activities, encourage transparency, and communicate informed and collective opinions to citizens and community decision-makers to build trust.

We provide government and community decision-makers with expertise, information, and insight to promote balanced information.

We conduct research and communicate findings, surface opportunities, challenge threats to energize citizen engagement and collaborate with other nonprofits to strengthen our voices and increase favorable outcomes.

Why is What We Do Important

Engage Estero is the only organized and experienced volunteer group currently working to assure a high quality of life in greater Estero. We actively promote protecting our water and environment, improving community health, increasing public safety and transportation, and improving education. Moreover, we communicate with more than 30,000 greater Estero citizens through traditional and social media. 

To What Do We Aspire?

We inform greater Estero citizens of significant issues needing attention and encourage engagement. What we do reflects our aspiration to have an informed and engaged citizenry, resulting in a community that delivers the desired quality of life.

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