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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,...

Register Now to Vote in the General Election or Change your Party

Register Now to Vote in the General Election or Change your Party General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Deadline to Register: Monday, October 5, 2020 How do I register or verify my registration status? The State has a one-stop site for registering and for...

Boaters: Do you want Convenient Access to Estero Bay?

Boaters: Do you want Convenient Access to Estero Bay? Make your voice heard - contact Bonita Springs City Council before July 15th! What's at stake: City approval of London Bay Homes' plan for a single boat ramp with limited parking slots at the former Weeks Marina...

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...

Are you prepared for hurricane season?

Precautionary measures can temper the ravages of these destructive storms Disasters + Preparedness IN THIS ARTICLE Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family, or your business minimize the impact of the storm. The...

Estero Health Care Advisory March 27, 2020

A consortium of emergency health care advisors has developed the attached outline, which details information and actions for addressing Caronavirus issues including: Social distancing When to seek medical attention Home self-quarantine Visiting an emergency department...

BE the Difference in a Kid’s Life

The Estero Education Initiative and ECCL Education Council have partnered with Three Oaks Middle School to mentor academically "at-risk" students. We are seeking volunteers who would like to help a child and invest in the future of our Estero youth. This is not a...

Call for School Volunteers

The Estero Education Initiative is looking for adult volunteers to serve immediately at Three Oaks Middle School with 7th and 8th-grade students.  The students are part of the AVID program that promotes being college and career ready.  AVID’s mission is to close the...

The DR/GR – What is it and why you should care about it

DR/GR stands for density reduction – groundwater resource. It is a large area of land (over 80,000 acres) just east of Estero that was established jointly in 1990 by the State of Florida and Lee County with the specific purpose of protecting the principal water supply...

Volunteer for Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young school students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, help plan their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA seeks volunteers to provide...

News and Posts

Summary of September 2020 Meeting

Summary of September 2020 Meeting

https://youtu.be/PNrj0LTQoTE The monthly Membership Meeting of the ECCL was held virtually on Friday, 9/11 at 10 am. Pres. Jim Gilmartin welcomed the participants and Mark Novitski led a moment of silence in memory of 9/11. Speakers Chief Scott Vanderbrook of Estero...

ECCL Appoints Melva Borley ECCL Board Member

ECCL Appoints Melva Borley ECCL Board Member

The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Melva Borley to the ECCL Board of Directors. Melva was born and raised in Washington, DC, and at 15, was awarded an academic scholarship to the prestigious Emma Willard Prep...

Traffic on East Corkscrew Rd.

Traffic on East Corkscrew Rd.

Ever wonder why the traffic seems to be getting worse on Corkscrew Rd east of Ben Hill Griffin? The below chart identifies the current homes built and occupied, and the potential homes to be built in the next 5 years. The Phase I expansion/widening of Corkscrew Rd...

ECCL Appoints Sally Ricciardelli  ECCL Board Member

ECCL Appoints Sally Ricciardelli ECCL Board Member

The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Ricciardelli to the ECCL Board of Directors. Sally is an experienced Branch Manager with the Bonita Springs Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU). Born in Maine, Sally...

ECCL Appoints Rachel Pierce  ECCL Board Member

ECCL Appoints Rachel Pierce ECCL Board Member

The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Pierce to the ECCL Board of Directors. Rachel Pierce is proud to call Estero home with her husband and four young children. She specifically picked Estero for its...

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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