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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How you can impact development in greater Estero

How you can impact development in greater Estero

How You Can Impact the Future of Greater Estero Development | Traffic | PlanningEngage Estero, an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association, believes there is a critical need to look closely at the collective impact on traffic because of...

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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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 River Oaks Preserve – Estero’s Natural Gemstone

 River Oaks Preserve – Estero’s Natural Gemstone

River Oaks Preserve - Estero's Natural GemstoneIt’s Thursday morning and Florida Gulf Coast University students are arriving at River Oaks Preserve to earn required Service-Learning hours. They are greeted by a volunteer who quickly puts them to work. Today, the...

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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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Lee Health Coconut Point 5 Year Anniversary

Lee Health Coconut Point 5 Year Anniversary

Lee Health Coconut Point 5 Year AnniversaryWritten by Allan Bowditch, Engage Estero’s Chief Communications Officer;Photos by Ed Weil, Engage Estero Committee MemberLee Health Coconut Point celebrated five years of outstanding patient care and growth in the Estero and...

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What you need to know about Atrial Fibrillation or A-fib

What you need to know about Atrial Fibrillation or A-fib

What you need to know about Atrial Fibrillation or A-fibA-fib is a severe cardiac (heart) disease!  Do you have A-fib? If you answered no, how do you know?  10% of the 5 million US adults who have it have no idea they do!  That’s 0.5M adults who have NO idea they have...

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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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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.

Engage Estero News Articles

2023 Annual Report

2023 Annual Report2023 was a year of change, growth and activity for Engage Estero. Starting with a new name to reflect our new focus, Engage Estero hit the ground running with a full year of Informing residents via email and public forums, engaging the people of...
November 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

November 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 Estero Park & Recreation Center9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, FL 33928(239) 533-1470 MAPThe meeting opened with a status report on the major issues facing the Greater Estero area, followed by current Hurricane Ian community...

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Estero Historical Preservation Appeal

Estero Historical Preservation Appeal

Help Preserve Estero’s Most Important Historic Buildings.Sept. 12, 2022 Status Update: The Estero Historical Society requests that we convey their sincere thanks and appreciation to those who recently provided financial support for the restoration of historical...

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Adopt a Park

Adopt a Park

Estero Park and Recreation Center Adopt a Park            The ECCL established one of the most successful volunteer programs in Estero history. The ECCL Adopt a Highway Program is staffed by Estero residents. Volunteers from over 30...

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ECCL Chief Operating Officer Mark Novitski Retires

ECCL Chief Operating Officer Mark Novitski Retires

Mark NovitskiMark Novitski joined the Estero Council of Community Affairs (ECCL) in 2014 and recently retired from our executive management team. We are pleased to announce he is starting a new phase in his life, providing more time for himself and his wife, Ramona....

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In memoriam: Frank Mann

In memoriam: Frank Mann

We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann. We send our sincere sympathy and condolences to his family, colleagues, and friends. Commissioner Frank Mann was a lifelong resident of Lee County. He served on the Lee County Board of...

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June 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

June 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

June 10 at 10:00 Estero Park & Recreation Center9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, FL 33928(239) 533-1470 MAPPlease note: the videotaping begins after Jim Gilmartin, ECCL's President, welcomed the attendees, followed by the "Pledge of Allegiance." Jim introduced...

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In Memory: Larry Newell

In Memory: Larry Newell

Lawrence H. Newell, 88, passed away on May 22, 2022, after a long illness at home under the care of Hope Hospice and his loving family, wife of 65 years, Sharon, daughter Kimberly, and son John. Larry was an early member of the ECCL and had a vision for Estero to...

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ECCL Chief Business Administrator

ECCL Chief Business Administrator

The ECCL would like to introduce Terry Flanagan as Chief Business Administrator for the ECCL. This role provides strategic focus and operational efficiency to ensure the ECCL makes the most of a limited and valuable resources: their time and talent. This senior...

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May 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

May 2022 Meeting of the ECCL

May 13 at 10:00 Estero Park & Recreation Center9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, FL 33928(239) 533-1470 MAPSummary of May 2022Monthly Meeting   Jim Gilmartin, ECCL's President, welcomed the attendees, followed by the "Pledge of Allegiance." Jim introduced...

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