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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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Driving Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!

Driving Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!

One of the major causes of vehicular accidents is distracted driving. We have entered the “100 Deadliest Days” - the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Parents are the best line of defense to ensure a safe ride!...

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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) Updated May 2024 Corkscrew Road Updates Corkscrew Road Widening – Jump to: Ben Hill Griffin to the East side of Bella Terra East side of Bella Terra to Alico Road Three...

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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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The “Skinny” On Obesity

The “Skinny” On Obesity

By Robert P. Belin, M.D. Chairperson, Health and Wellness Breckenridge, Golf and Tennis Club, and member of Engage Estero’s Health Council For the first time, the FDA has approved medication for weight loss! So, why is this important and in the news non-stop? It’s...

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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.

Melva BorleyThe Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Melva Borley to the ECCL Board of Directors.

Melva was born and raised in Washington, DC, and at 15, was awarded an academic scholarship to the prestigious Emma Willard Prep School in Troy, NY. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, with a degree in economics.

In 1989, after an extraordinary corporate career in sales, construction management, and real estate at IBM, Melva was confirmed by the United States Senate as a Presidential Appointee. With a budget of $250 million and a staff of 24, she assists minority, women-owned, small businesses, and HBCUs obtain federal contracts.

In 1995, Melva opened Melco, Inc. and was very successful in providing the private sector and the federal government with facilities, property, and construction management services. In June 2008, Melva reached another milestone with the US Small Business Administration 8(a) certification for Melco, Inc.

In 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Melva as a Board Member for the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. She also serves on the Advisory Board for BB&T Bank South Region. Melva volunteers mentoring young ladies at the Boys and Girls Club and PACE center for girls. Melva enjoys spending family time learning to play golf and watching her daughter’s equestrian competitions.

ECCL Board Chairperson Joe Pavich Sr. said, “Melva will be a great asset to the ECCL. Her eclectic experiences and extensive skills will bring a dynamic perspective to Board deliberations. We look forward to her perspectives and contributions as a member of our team.”