SPRING TIME IN LEHIGH – SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN HALL MEETING AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHANGES

At this writing Lehigh as well as our region is enjoying the “high season” and our winter residents and visitors are beginning to think of their travel plans for the summer.  The first day of Spring 2019 is March 20th and Easter is April 21st.

 

YOU’RE INVITED – LEHIGH TOWN HALL MEETING WITH OUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER GWYN GITTENS – DISTRICT 5

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. there will be a Town Hall Meeting for the residents of Lehigh Acres concerning the Lee County School District hosted by Mrs. Gwyn Gittens – Chairperson of the School Board.  The Meeting will be held at the Lehigh Acres Municipal District, 601 East County Lane (off of Lee Blvd. just east of CVS Pharmacy). In addition, Mrs. Gittens will be joined by Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass to address questions and concerns that pertain to Lee County.  Please plan to attend!

 

CHANGES AT THE GREATER LEHIGH ACRES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – MOVING FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE!

With the New Year came changes at the Chamber.  At the request of the Board of Directors I became Chairman of the Board with responsibilities of re-setting the course of the Chamber with new partnerships with other trade organizations in the region and for expansion in our region.  Several cosmetic upgrades are being accomplished at Chamber HQ. The focus of the Chamber is the business community of Lehigh/Eastern Lee County. We are developing an exciting program for volunteers and for those who would like to be involved.  For more information about the Chamber of Commerce see www.lehighacreschamber.org and feel free to contact me direct at 239-369-3322 or 239-565-8450.

In this issue of Voices Carolyn Peplow of Lehigh Acres Community Services outlines many of the great services offered by this great organization.  Together with the Members of the Florida Legislature who represent our region – they recently hosted Farm Share at the Community Services parking lot.  Farm Share together with so many volunteers serviced over 500 families in Lehigh Acres with food assistance. This program along with other programs for persons in need is part of the mission of Lehigh Community Services.  Give Carolyn a call at 239-369-5818 and visit www.lehighcommunityservices.com

 

REPRESENTATIVE SPENCER ROACH – Florida House of Representatives – District 79

Our new state representative Spencer Roach is off and running.  Florida’s Legislature went into session March 5th and will conclude on May 3rd.  Spencer writes to inform us of his contact information.  In addition, his legislative staff James Mullen and Priscilla Skupny are available.

 

Lee County Office:  3436 Marinatown Lane Suite 6, North Fort Myers, FL  33933 – tel. 239-656-7790

Capitol Office:  1401 The Capitol, 402 South Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL  32399 -tel. 850-717-507