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Who Are We?

The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is a volunteer, non-partisan, non-political, IRS-designated 501c3 nonprofit organization.

 

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What is Our Purpose?

Driven by resident input and facts, our purpose is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero. Fighting for what’s right and striving to right what’s wrong, we seek opportunities, challenge threats, offer solutions, monitor Local, County, and State government performance, and encourage community engagement by communicating reliable, accurate information supporting informed decision-making.

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Opportunities to Contribute

Improve the Quality of Life in Greater Estero

The lifeblood of the ECCL is our volunteers. To be successful, we need a partnership with you to march towards common goals together. By contributing your time and talent, you will escape the routine, give back to our community, and leave a proud legacy.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Please contact us if you are unsure where your skills might be best suited. Jim Gilmartin, our President, or another senior team member will contact you.

We’ll inquire about your background and the things that have motivated you in the past. Your information will help us consider how and where your skills would be of greatest value to us.

How Volunteering Makes Retirement Meaningful

Around 10,000 people retire each day, and this rate will continue for the next 10-15 years. Many retirees will spend roughly 1/3rd of their lives in retirement! Many of these individuals do not know what to expect or do.

Dr. Riley Moynes1 has interviewed hundreds of retirees and has discovered a framework that can help make more sense of this challenging chapter of people’s lives. He has identified that most retired people experience several phases of physical and mental behavior.

Our Councils

Education Council

The purpose of the Education Council (EC) is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero to improve the quality of educational programs and facilities. The EC seeks opportunities, offers solutions, challenges threats, and communicates reliable and accurate information to ECCL leadership and residents to make informed decisions and encourage community engagement on education issues.

Enviroment Council

The purpose of the Environment Council (EC) is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero to improve environmental quality. Fighting for what’s right and striving to right what’s wrong, it seeks opportunities, offers solutions, challenges threats, and monitors local, county, and state government environment performance. It communicates reliable and accurate information to ECCL leadership and residents to make informed decisions and encourage community engagement.

Collaborating with local, state, and national organizations and other conservation organizations, the ECC will be active in many issues that affect greater Estero’s environment, including but not limited to:

  • Improved water quality
  • Improved air quality
  • Mitigating the effects of climate warming

Health Council

The purpose of the Health Council (HC) is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero to improve community health. The HC seeks opportunities, offers solutions, and challenges threats. It communicates reliable and accurate information to ECCL leadership and residents to make informed decisions and encourage community engagement. The HC supports and promotes the establishment of local, high-quality health facilities and programs to meet the healthcare needs of the residents of greater Estero.

Safety Council

The purpose of the Safety Council (SC) is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero on safety issues by monitoring community safety hazards and advocating for safe neighborhoods and public spaces. The SC enhances public safety by identifying the causes and consequences of current and potential physical danger and traffic condition issues. The SC’s responsibility is to advocate for solutions to population growth-related physical danger and traffic-related problems by developing approaches to solicit support from Village, County, and State organizations.

Our Committees

Communications Committee

Our purpose is to support the Chief Communication Officer to inform, educate, and enable residents to act upon that information. The ECCL communicates through monthly member meetings, unique research, and reporting, utilizing a robust mailing list and social media, including:

  • The Greater Estero Community Report
  • Meetings with representatives from local government, speakers, and Committee and Council reports
  • Committee Reports
  • Membership meeting summaries
  • Event notifications
  • Calls to action, and
  • Participating in community events and meetings

Finance Committee

The Committee’s purpose is to support the Chief Financial Officer in setting ECCL’s financial policy and direction and provide strategic recommendations to the president and Chief Operating Officer based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.

Membership Committee

The Committee Member supports the Chief Membership Officer (CMO) in overseeing member-related functions. The Member is responsible for assisting the CMO in recruiting company/organization members, problem-solving, and retaining members. Assists the CMO to develop relationships with the leadership of Estero area resident communities and for-profit and not-for-profit companies/organizations to promote ECCL’s value proposition and generate potential member leads.

Yes! I want to be part of the future of Estero and surrounding communities.

Thank you for joining the effort!

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