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Community & Membership Meeting: Proton Therapy for Cancer

Learn about why Proton Therapy can provide an important alternative to traditional radiation treatment. This form of treatment which was only available in other parts of the USA now means that residents will have this form of treatment on their doorstep.

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Estero Park & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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Village of Estero Meetings

01 May
9:30 am
14 May
15 May
9:30 am
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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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Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero

Road Safety in Greater Estero By Contributing Author, Mark Novitski, and Engage Estero Consultant.  Everyone has their definition of what determines road safety or, conversely, what makes our roads unsafe. In writing extensively about Corkscrew Road, I have...

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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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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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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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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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Traffic Congestion in Estero: Public Forum

April 16 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Public Forum

Learn the Reasons for Traffic Congestion, the Problems,
Potential Solutions, and What You Can Do

Engage Estero is presented a free public forum to discuss traffic congestion, identify problems, and share potential solutions we can employ individually, as a Village, or as a County. Population growth is putting pressure on our roads and current residents. Everywhere we look, we see the symptoms of congestion.

Effective traffic congestion solutions require a collaborative approach involving experts, community members, and policymakers. The Forum featured expert panelists on traffic congestion.

The Meeting Examined:

  • The key issues that have led to the current congestion in Greater Estero
  • Why it can take many years to make changes to the road structure even after the problem is identified
  • Why road widening along East Cokscrew is slow to catch up with the developments taking place
  • What can be done to create a positive impact by helping to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow? What are the solutions?

The Experts

Wayne Gaither

Florida Department of Transportation, District 1

Wayne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning and has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry in Southwest Florida. He has held varying positions with government, ranging from city and county to, most recently, with the state as the director of the Southwest Area Office at the SWIFT Sunguide Center in Fort Myers for the last six years. He oversees District 1’s community liaison program and is directly responsible for outreach with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Wayne provides support and guidance in administering funds for transportation projects and developing project priorities comprising the FDOT Five-Year Work Program.

Ted Treesh

TR Transportation Consultants

Mr. Treesh has over 20 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. Specifically, he has expertise in traffic impact studies, corridor planning studies, traffic signal justification studies, and traffic signal systems analysis. Mr. Treesh has served as project manager for numerous transportation planning studies. He has performed capacity evaluations of signaled and non-signaled intersections, evaluated development plans for traffic circulation and safety, and recommended improvements to parking areas and on-site design to accommodate development traffic.

Carmen Monroy

MonroySenior Transportation Planner
Stantec, Inc.

Stantec is an international professional services company that plans, designs, delivers, and manages the development and infrastructure needed to create sustainable, healthy, and prosperous communities. Carmen focuses on transportation, performance-based management, visioning, creative engagement, and planning. She assists in developing strategies and programs for local governments, non-profits, and public transportation agencies. Carmen has experience in transportation policy frameworks, community planning, and trends and conditions.

Max Forgey

Forgey Planning

Forgey Planning is an experienced land use planning firm with more than three decades of professional experience in Florida’s local government planning and community development. The firm navigates the specific requirements of land use permissions essential for urban planning and real estate projects. The firm handles applications for rezoning, land use amendments, variances, and other required permits. They ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, forming a solid legal foundation for our client’s projects and coordinating with Governmental bodies and agencies to ensure a smooth approval process.


April 16
6:00 pm EDT
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Estero High School
21900 River Ranch Road
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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