Our Work

Communications

The ECCL builds community by giving residents a way to speak with one voice, air concerns, learn from each other and improve the greater Estero area.

Our Mission

To develop and manage an information-sharing process, including comprehensive and consistent communications and market research initiatives, to heighten awareness of the ECCL and its programs, by government officials, Members and other residents of the greater Estero area.

What we’re doing…

The ECCL builds community through monthly member meetings, unique research and reporting, utilizing a robust mailing list and social media, and by participating in community events and meetings.

Community Campaigns…

Email and social Media

Estero Development Report
Meeting Summaries
Events Notifications
Calls to Action

Member Meetings

Community Reports
Representatives from local government
Speakers
Committee Reports

Calendar and Events

Events Sponsorship
Event Participation
Community Event Promotion

Research and Reports

Exclusive Research
Growth Statistics
Estero Development Report
Studies to support positions

Articles

Breaking Par at Grandezza

Breaking Par at Grandezza

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About Estero’s unique historic park

About Estero’s unique historic park

Estero is fortunate to have the unique Koreshan State Historic Site in the center of our community. This park offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, and hiking, as well as concerts and even a farmers market. It’s also where the Estero River...

Articles

2021 Scholarship Winners

2021 Scholarship Winners

2021 ECCL Scholarship AwardeesGroup photo:  Left to right:  Mike Wasson, Blake Chapman, Pamela Mueller, recipient Brian Robinson, Gail Langner, recipient Mary Sue Burun, Vicki Risko and Mark Novitski. ECCL, Estero Historical Society, and Estero Chamber of Commerce...

Greater Estero Community Report: Qtr 1 2021

Greater Estero Community Report: Qtr 1 2021

The ECCL wishes you a Very Happy New Year, and we hope that you continue to stay safe and well and benefit from the COVID vaccine "rollout" as soon as possible. We are pleased to provide you with the first of four planned GECR Reports for 2021. Our objective is to...

The ECCL Congratulates FGCU

The ECCL Congratulates FGCU

FGCU named best public school in Florida for undergraduate entrepreneurship By Kyle McCurry Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has been named the top public college or university in Florida for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies, according to The Princeton...

Junior Achievement in Southwest Florida: Why it’s Important!

Junior Achievement in Southwest Florida: Why it’s Important!

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The ECCL Hosted First-Ever Virtual Gala earlier this year at The Club at Grandezza. FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 28, 2020) – Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) hosted a...

Open Letter to Members in Support of Our Schools

Open Letter to Members in Support of Our Schools

Dear Community Residents & Businesses, In two weeks, the start of one of the most, if not the most, uncertain school years in our lifetime will begin. This comment is not hyperbole. The first day of school in our Estero area will be Monday, August 31. On this day,...

More students equals more schools needed in South Lee County

More students equals more schools needed in South Lee County

Ever wonder why we need to build new schools in south Lee County?  The linked infographic identifies K-12 students in the Estero Area and South Lee County. This information will be used in the Village of Estero Community database so new residents can determine...

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