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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Achieving Longevity: January Community and Membership Meeting

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Engage Estero’s Management Team is delighted to provide our greater Estero citizens with this thought-provoking but realistic insight into what we can do to increase our life expectancy and quality of life. Our speakers for the meeting include Jodi Walborn, Blue Zones Policy Lead on Life Longevity; and Anthony Carangelo, Engage Estero’s Head of Research Co-Chair of the Safety and Transportation Council, who will speak about the “Sense of Place.”

Our Speakers


First, Jodi Walborn will discuss that Blue Zones are areas where people live the most extended lives, consistently reaching the age of 100. In contrast, according to the CDC, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 77 years: Dan Buettner, a National Geographic explorer, identified five such Blue Zones.

“And it’s not just about longer lives; it’s about healthier ones, too,” says Caitlin McAfee, a wellness dietitian at Houston Methodist. “People living in Blue Zones are also much less likely to suffer from chronic illnesses.” But what can we do here in greater Estero that would work to enhance our longevity? Come and find out!

Jodi Walborn

Blue Zones Project Policy and Worksite Lead

Jodi graduated from FGCU with a Bachelor of Health Science and a background in childhood injury prevention, teaching pedestrian and bike safety. Jodi found her purpose in keeping the roads safer for everyone and igniting a passion to help create Complete Streets and educate all road users on how to use and share these roads. Jodi was recruited to the Blue Zones in 2020, where she wears many hats, including Organization, Worksite, School, and Policy Lead, as she works with community leaders to implement healthy choices that help support those who want to live longer and better. She still gets to advocate for safer streets and teaches pedestrian and bicycle safety!


Our second speaker is Antonio Carangelo, Engage Estero’s Chief Research Officer and Safety and Transportation Council Co-Chair.

Tony will talk about the Sense of Place where the community and business can share their ideas of the Future Estero using technology to express their viewpoints.

Antonio Carangelo

Chief Research Officer / Transportation Council Co-Chair

Antonio Carangelo Jr. is an Information Technology entrepreneur, innovator, and consultant in the Financial, Educational, Banking, and Insurance industries. Antonio focused on strategic transformational initiatives for business and technology executives, helping organizations move from current business practices to a new future state using advanced information technology solutions.   He led cross-discipline, collaborative teams.  Antonio is a Boston University graduate with an MS in Systems Software Engineering and a BA in Mathematics from Boston College.  Antonio is currently retired and gives his time to community initiatives. 


January 25
10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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