November Meeting
The 208th ECCL November 12, 2021,
LIVE Membership Meeting
Estero Park & Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero, FL 33928 (239) 533-1470
The next ECCL Membership meeting will be Live. We look forward to seeing you in person and having the opportunity for one-on-one conversations. The Park & Recreation Center asks participants to wear masks while in the building. Although not a mandate, we also encourage meeting attendees to wear masks. 
Our Speakers:
Ray Judah
During his tenure on the Board of the Lee County Commission, Commissioner Judah championed the 96,000-acre Density Reduction Groundwater Resource Area (DR/GR) Southwest Florida, Co-founded the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land Trust, and spearheaded the effort to establish the Conservation 2020 program to protect our critical water resources, open space, and wildlife habitat.

He also championed the comprehensive Lee County Solid Waste Management Program, including the Waste-To-Energy Facility that provides electrical power to over 40,000 homes and the Recycling Program that exceeds the State minimum requirement of 30% waste volume reduction.

Commissioner Judah has received numerous awards, including the Pathfinder Award for vision and leadership by the Urban Land Institute in 2003 and Everglades Coalition's James D. Webb Award for making an outstanding contribution to the Everglades in 2011. He remains a strong advocate for providing a balance between management of growth and responsible stewardship of our precious natural resources.  
David Willems
David Willems has served as the Public Works Director for the Village of Estero, Florida, since January 2018. He came to Estero with over 21-years of local engineering experience and is a recognized expert in stormwater management.  

As Public Works Director, David oversees the Village's construction and maintenance programs, including roadway, stormwater, landscaping, sidewalks, and bike paths. His responsibilities include setting budgets and working with the Village Council, Village Manager, and the public to establish project priorities. 

He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. David is a longtime resident of Lee County and Estero, graduating from Estero High School and living with his family in Estero.
We look forward to seeing you and your participation.
Stay safe,
Jim Gilmartin
President
The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) is a non-partisan, non-political, all-volunteer civic advocacy organization.
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