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.

If You are Tired of Watching TV and Playing Golf, Do we have Leadership Opportunities for You!

We seek experienced private and nonprofit leaders who want to make a difference in our community. You don’t have to be an expert in any field to be successful. A commitment to a cause, organizational skills, and the drive to act will serve.

Engage Estero is an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association. Our purpose is to inform you of significant community issues and encourage your engagement to impact the quality of life in greater Estero favorably.

We do it together by:

  • Building trust: We provide transparency, listen to citizens, evaluate government plans and local activities, and communicate informed and collective opinions to citizens and community decision-makers.
  • Conducting research: We communicate findings, seek opportunities, offer solutions, and challenge threats to energize citizen engagement.
  • Organizing live and online educational forums: We provide government and community decision-makers with expertise, articles, research, and insight to promote balanced information.
  • Collaborating: We connect with water, environment, safety and transportation, community health, and local education organizations to strengthen our voices and increase favorable community impacts.

What We Do, We Do With Purpose, Passion, And Pride In Our Community.

In our 2022 Residents Survey, 75% believed there was a need for a community-based, 501c3 nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and volunteer community organization that monitors and addresses the actions that could adversely affect our community. While 20% were unsure in their response, only 5% felt there was no need for such an organization. The reasons why Engage Estero was necessary were the need for:

  • Nonpartisan, nonpolitical groups are essential.
  • Voices for responsible growth and environmental issues.
  • Monitoring development activity to maintain our quality of life
  • Checks and balances for our community.
  • Keeping our community safe and progressive.

Becoming a leader in Engage Estero offers you many personal benefits, opportunities to be productive, and to leave a legacy of caring for your family and neighbors. And, if you are concerned about the Environment and Water Quality, Community Development, Community Health, Safety, and Transportation, and quality Education, there are many opportunities for you to take a leadership position in one of these areas and more.

Provide a Sense of Purpose

Helping others can give your life new meaning and keep you mentally stimulated and productive.

Provide a Sense of Community

Connect to those you are helping in the community while supporting programs you believe are essential.

Opportunity to Make Friends

Interact with others from diverse backgrounds to learn new perspectives.

Increase Social Skills

Boost your self-esteem.

Increase the Fun in your Life

Bring a new sense of creativity and motivation to your life.

Get out of your Comfort Zone

Stretch yourself.

Be Happier

Increase your “feel-good” factor.

Recognition of your Skills and Importance

Acknowledgment of your contribution to the community you enjoy.

If you would like to participate in these activities or would like to learn more about how you can help, please consider taking on a leading role in one of the above areas. It need not take up much of your time and will be rewarding and help Engage Estero continue making a positive difference to greater Estero. Please email Jim Gilmartin, Engage Estero president, to schedule a no-obligation conversation.

  Be Informed,
Get Engaged,
and Make an Impact!