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The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is a network of communities and organizations working together to serve as the “Voice of the People” to advocate for positive change. Because there is strength in numbers and no Sunshine Law restrictions, the ECCL can openly address and affect the outcome of both challenges and opportunities facing our communities.

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Calls to Action

It’s Time to Mandate Face Masks in Lee County

It’s Time to Mandate Face Masks in Lee County

Why Face Masks are Now Crucial in the Battle Against COVID-19What do I do: Urge local legislators to mandate masks in public How: Use the forms below When:  Now! WINK News featured this issue on June 24, including a call with ECCL President Jim Gilmartin. The Lee...

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To Mask Or Not To Mask?  That is the Question

To Mask Or Not To Mask? That is the Question

The numbers continue to rise The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state and the Lee County numberscontinue to confirm the significant and worrisome rise in COVID–19 cases. However, face masks have become a go-to topic of conversation and debate for many. While...

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Support Education

Volunteer or donate supplies to the Junior Achievement 2-5-8 Graduate program which teaches economic literacy at all stages of education.

Protect the DR/GR from new mines

Tell legislators to oppose unnecessary mining and to protect water quality for Lee County.

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Attend a meeting. Subscribe to our emails. Read our reports and publications for the latest research on the direction Estero is heading.

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Estero Development Report

The latest research on important influences on Estero.

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