TEAM Logo 2015
TEAM Punta Gorda is a volunteer driven organization committed to making the greater Punta Gorda area a great place to live, work, and play. Originally created after the devastation caused by Hurricane Charley in 2004, TEAM volunteers focus on a wide variety of projects to enhance our friendly, quaint, historic waterside community. For more history of TEAM, click here .
The 2019 Annual Community Meeting
It was an evening of enlightenment and fun. At the outset, attendees socialized with members of City Council, TEAM volunteers and community leaders. The meeting began promptly at 7:00 p.m. CEO Nancy Johnson spoke to the importance of collaboration in moving critical initiatives forward. She recounted the efforts of hundreds of volunteers during 2018 and thanked TEAM’s sponsors and donors for their support. Victor Dover of Dover, Kohl & Partners introduced Luiza Leite, the company’s on-site project manager. Master Plan information is available now at .  

A dynamic program was presented by former and current Charlotte County economic development directors Lucienne Pears and Dave Gammon respectively. Pears reflected on the positive impact TEAM had in influencing public policy with the creation of the 2005 Citizens Master Plan. “I want to applaud every one of you in TEAM. That (influencing public policy) is exactly what you have done. Now you are at a crossroads. You must continue to evolve.” 
Brian Chapman (left), with featured speakers:
former Charlotte County Development Director
Lucienne Pears and Interim Director, Dave Gammon
Influencing public policy is one of the key building blocks to successful economic development, according to Pears and Gammon. But there are other critical building blocks required, as well as the collaboration of many partners.  “Economic development is not Starbucks,” emphasized Pears, “that is commercial development.”

What is economic development? Learn more by reading Charlotte SUN reporter Daniel Sutphin’s article here . Annual Community Meeting photos can be found here
Scramble for TEAM
March 23
TEAM’s 14th Annual Golf Scramble, held in honor of former CEO Judy Brentano, is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Discounts are available through February 23. Registration forms can be found at St. Andrews South Golf Club (site of the event), Twin Isles Yacht Club, or here .  Register online  here   (scroll down to bottom of the online page).
More information about the scramble can be found here .
February Team Mixer
Come join us for an evening at Carmelo's Italian Ristorante on Tuesday, February 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy spending time with TEAM Punta Gorda volunteers and members where you will be able to learn more about our organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Learn More
The Journey Has Just Begun
by Nancy Johnson, CEO
The City of Punta Gorda has announced plans to begin a citizen input process in March with the goal of creating a community-driven Citywide Master plan. With the planned community input meetings, referred to as charrettes, coming up in March, this is the time when Punta Gorda residents should be thinking about what they would like to see in this town in the future.  Learn More
Punta Gorda Master Plan Charrette Week
March 11-15
Join Dover Kohl and Partners for the Punta Gorda Citywide Master Plan Charrette Kick-Off Meeting. This meeting is free and will run two different times on March 11, at the First United Methodist Church. The meeting is an informative presentation on city planning and community revitalization.
Please register for only one session:

* Register for the 9 a.m. session here
* Register for the 6 p.m. session here

Click here to learn more about Charrette week.
Pedal and Play in Paradise
J oin us on March 22 and 23 for the 10th annual Punta Gorda bike event Frid ay is the City Managers Tour and after-ride social hour. Saturday is the 10-mile Mystery Ride and 15-, 30-, and 62-mile rides. 
We have free stuff on Saturday! breakfast and lunch, beer and wine, ice cream, massages, and yoga.
The proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as TEAM Punta Gorda's bicycle initiatives.
Friends of TEAM Punta Gorda
Thank You for Your Generosity
A big thank you is in order for those of you who have become Friends of TEAM for 2019. You can be sure your donation will help enhance the lives of thousands in our community. Since the devastation of Hurricane Charley, TEAM has helped strengthen the fabric of Punta Gorda while preserving its distinctive character.
Your support will help impact the future of our community, as will your ideas, time, talent and/or hands-on participation. We will make the most of your contribution. Click here to donate.  
Journey to the Future
Was a Success!
The January 7 event was led by TEAM and the City. It brought over 700 stakeholders together to learn sound strategies for future planning as Punta Gorda prepares to update the Citywide Master Plan.

Here are the results from 257 survey respondents:
Chapman Insurance Group
Is the New State Insurance Agency
Platinum TEAM sponsor State Insurance Agency has officially rebranded as The Chapman Group, better reflecting this family owned company’s expansion throughout SW Florida. With offices in Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Ft. Myers and Naples, the breadth and scope of Brian Chapman, Jr’s insurance business continues to expand. Read More
Now through 04-04-19  - TEAM Builds! (Tuesdays & Thursdays). Joint project with Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

02-19-19  - TEAM Mixer

02-21-19  - TEAM & Charlotte Community
Foundation Wine Walk Party

03-22 and 03-23-19  - Pedal & Play
03-23-19  - Golf Tournament

04-11-19  - Quarter Frenzy

November  - Paint Your Heart Out - This event was ori ginally scheduled for early February but was postponed until November. Plans are in the works, homes are being recruited, and funds are being raised.
TEAM's Wonderful Platinum Sponsors

Please recognize and support TEAM Punta Gorda's fabulous Platinum " Continue the Journey " Sponsors. We appreciate each of them!
Request volunteer information at
Contact the TEAM office at 941-637-8326 or
Learn more about TEAM at