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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Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

East Corkscrew Road had improvements in 2014/2015 to help with traffic, but it was not enough. Lee County Department of Transportation (LDOT) collaborated with the developer as the Wild Blue Estero, FL development was planned and approved. LDOT required the Wild Blue east entrance to line up with Bella Terra Blvd.

In 2018, with road impact fees, LDOT installed a traffic signal at Bella Terra Blvd and Corkscrew Road. In April 2021, East Corkscrew Road widening, Phase I (Ben Hill Griffin to the east border of Bella Terra) started. As the Rivercreek development was planned and approved, working with LDOT, their entrance was aligned with the west entrance of Wild Blue. In 2023, the Rivercreek developer, GL Homes, worked with LDOT to fund a traffic signal. There is still hope the Wild Blue community will pay their fair share, as the warrants are not there for LDOT to fund a traffic signal.

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The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

September 2023 Greater Estero Community Report Our 3rd GECR provides an essential update on the various building developments that will likely be scheduled in greater Estero over the next few years, together with an update on what changes we can expect regarding our...

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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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Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Health: Your Healthcare Actions for 2024                  In the early part of the New Year, taking stock of your health and the actions you should consider to help minimize your reliance on physicians and other healthcare...

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What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?During the recent Engage Estero Community Meeting on January 25th at the Estero Recreational Center, Jodi Walborn, Blue Zones, and Policy Lead discussed the thought-provoking but realistic insight into what we can do to increase our...

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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.

Are you interested in assisting in one of the key committees working within the ECCL to bring the latest news to residents in Estero and the surrounding communities?

We are looking for volunteers for various tasks, but our greatest need is for a reporter to take photos, record details, gather information, interview members and work with the communications team to publish short items frequently and on a variety of platforms.

If you have been involved in Marketing, Journalism, Advertising, Social Media, Online Community Management, Customer Relations or related fields, so much the better, but not essential. Send us your contact information and tell us why you would like to help. We look forward to hearing from you.

Background

The Communications Committee Mission is:

To develop and manage an information-sharing process, including comprehensive and consistent communications and market research initiatives, to heighten awareness of the ECCL and its programs, for government officials, our Members and other residents of Estero and surrounding communities.

We ensure that any significant information emerging from our advocacy councils, (Community Development, Culture and Recreation, Environment, Education, Health, and Transportation) is suitably communicated to our target audience through email, action alerts click here, social media, our website or other platforms. Over the coming months we want to enhance our social media communication as well as engaging more with local media outlets (TV and Press).

If you would be excited to help, please let us know.

The Communications Committee currently meets via Zoom twice a month (round-table meetings will be reconvened when safe to do so) for around 90 minutes. There may be some additional things to do to achieve our objectives in the interim period, but you will not be “overloaded!”