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Opportunities to Contribute to The Quality of Life in The Greater Estero Area

The ECCL is a non-partisan, all-volunteer civic advocacy organization working at a grassroots level to serve as the “Voice of the People” and to advocate for positive change. Our purpose is to inform, educate, and enable residents to act to maintain and improve the quality of life in the greater Estero area.

Our effectiveness is a direct result of listening to members and other stakeholders, creating compelling communications, making beneficial connections and advocating for meaningful change.

The greater Estero area is one of the most in-demand areas of Southwest Florida. We are offering greater Estero area residents the opportunity to participate in our advocacy efforts and encouraging engagement. Over several decades, the ECCL has contributed to greatly improve the quality of life. But improvements aren’t “one-off” items. To be successful in the long term, we need to secure ongoing support and resources and have them available when needs arise.

We know most of us often get “stuck” in our daily routines. We get up, go to work, eat meals, play with the kids or grandkids on the weekends, retire and do some traveling or relaxing. We are offering you the opportunity to escape the routine by working with us to meet our common challenges and accomplish our shared purpose: to assure a high quality of life, to give back to our community, and to leave a proud legacy.

We also know that one or two successes won’t result in a sustainable higher quality of life in the greater Estero area. Instead, we must think holistically and long term. For us to continue to be successful, we need a partnership with you, and to all march towards common goals.

The following summarizes the purpose of each of our Advocacy Councils and Committees. Please take a moment to review each and when you determine one or more that you would like to participate in, select the link below your selection(s). You will be taken to a page where you may sign up. The Council or Committee Chairperson will contact you to discuss your interests.    

Advocacy Councils

Arts and Entertainment Council

Our purpose is to increase the number of quality arts, entertainment, sports, and recreation venues and activities in the greater Estero area by 25% by 2023. Further, we strive to increase the engagement of Estero Area residents to encourage participation “outside their gates” in community activities by 10% by 2021

Community Development Council

Our purpose is to maintain and continuously enhance the status of the greater Estero area as an exceptional community in which to live, work, worship and play through advocating for controlled, realistic growth and required infrastructure.

Education Council

Our purpose is to collaborate with the Village of Estero and greater Estero area school leaders and professionals, to support students, teachers, and administrators in ways that enhance the quality of education and contribute to a better quality of life in Estero.

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Environmental Council

Our purpose is to improve the environmental quality of the greater Estero area by partnering with area businesses, community leaders and neighbors to work together to create a clean and safe place to live and work for future generations.

Health Council

Our purpose is to create a physical, social and economic environment that will foster good health outcomes and to encourage the establishment of local high-quality health facilities to meet the wellness and treatment needs of the residents of the greater Estero area.

Transportation Council

Our purpose is to work alongside the agencies planning and funding roads in and around the greater Estero area (sometimes decades in advance) and to proactively support the adequate funding and planning for enough safe roadways serving the greater Estero area.

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 by 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.

Members may participate in the ongoing financial planning process:

  • Overseeing budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally
  • Ensuring that financial record systems are in accordance with relevant financial principles and monitor the use of all funds
  • Reviewing finance related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending and implementing improvements to the systems to maximize internal controls
Membership Committee

The Membership Development Committee Member supports the Chief Membership Development Officer (CMO) who is tasked with overseeing the operational and membership development functions of the ECCL. The CMO is responsible for addressing the needs of ECCL membership, including service delivery, recruiting, and retaining members in accordance with ECCL by-laws and policies. The role is also responsible for developing relationships with the Village of Estero, Chamber of Commerce, Estero area businesses, and not-for-profit leadership to understand how members may contribute to problem resolution and meet their needs and seek membership growth opportunities.

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