There are several ways for an LCEC member to seek information about an existing outage. One way is to view the LCEC Outage Map! Check out anytime day or night. users will notice a change very soon! While keeping the same valuable content, they have updated the design of their website for a more modern and user-friendly experience with effortless navigation. Note – the website is not under construction, users are still able to utilize the website.

David Hohl, LCMCD Executive Director and Chamber Board Member and recent Leadership Lee County graduate, Jennifer McBride, traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Conference. While there they met with Congressman Greg Steube to advocate for support for our District. LCMCD is committed to improving the quality of life, facilitating outdoor activities, and protecting the public health in our community by implementing environmentally sound practices that control mosquitoes throughout Lee County.

The Chamber of Southwest Florida is proud to announce the graduation of the 2023-24 Leadership Lee County Class! Congratulations to Sandra Aguilar, Tony Amitia, Scott Berry, Frank Brown, Adam Dejog, Gina Doeble, Tonya Gerard, Stuart Haniff, Mark Jerrells, Tori Kinley, Inge Kocher, Chris LaFollette, Mike Lewis, Jevon Matthews, Jen McBride, Maria Mendoza, Rachel Morreale, Mark Price, Scott Safford, George Sand, and Matt Valentine. They are THE BEST CLASS EVER! The 24-25 Class is now forming Learn more about LLC and join now!

Chamber staff joined volunteers at Estero Community Park on Saturday, May 4th to plant trees and plants that will help uptake nutrients to keep them out of the park’s stormwater pond and away from the gulf. Planting native plants along the shoreline is one of the best management practices to keep our ponds and lakes from becoming polluted. The Chamber of Southwest Florida is a proud member of WETPLAN (Watershed Education Training, Ponds, Lakes & Neighborhoods). To learn more about keeping your pond pollution-free visit Future Forestry works to plant trees throughout Southwest Florida. Visit them at Future Forestry to learn more.

For a recap of the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting on Friday, April 26, click here for the audio recording of the topic, “AI in Healthcare.” Click here for the presentation given by Angelo Biasi, Founder and CEO of Solvably. Click here for the presentation given by Dr. William Carracino, Dr. Richard Chazal and Jonathan Witenko with Lee Health.

The Nonprofit Minute for this meeting was given by Christian Laquis with Computer Literacy Education Outreach (CLEO). Click here to learn more. 

Thank you,
Dr. Guido Minaya, Horizon Council Chair

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A snapshot of the indicators, along with notes and asides, can be found below. Review the Southwest Florida Economic Outlook here.

The RERI recently published the second quarter 2024 Executive Business Climate Survey for both Lee County and Collier County. The Executive Business Climate Index, a key measure of the business climate, inched up in both counties, rising 0.9 points in Lee and 0.3 points in Collier. Below is the RERI Monthly Snapshot.

Lee County is reaching out to County residents to gather insights on your understanding of the effects of fertilization on water quality. Your input is invaluable as it will assist the County in improving communication with residents regarding this critical issue. If you live in Lee County, please take the time to complete this brief survey.