Estero Village Council to Interview 5 Candidates for Vacant Seat
Jun 05, 2017 02:43PM ● Published by Kevin
Photo courtesy of the Village of Estero.
The applicants under review are Barry Freedman, Frank Howe, Jon McLain, Tim Byal and Bill Williams.
Brown cited health complications as his reason for resignation. He missed several meetings since 2016 due to ongoing cancer treatments. Brown’s term expires in 2019, therefore a special election is not required.
About the CandidatesInformation from the candidates' applications, courtesy of Thaddeus Mast of the Naples Daily News:
- Freedman: "...20-year resident and represented the Vines on the Estero Council of Community Leaders before the village formed."
- Howe: "...has served five years on the Bonita Springs Zoning Board and Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce." Resident since 2005.
- McLain: "...active [Realtor] and a veteran of the U.S. Army." Seven-year resident.
- Byal: five-year resident; "...has worked in the real estate development industry in Southwest Florida for 25 years ... works with Miromar Development and is a board member for Habitat for Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties."
- Williams: "...served on the Estero Council of Community Leaders Transportation Committee, the Lee County Metro Planning Organization and is an Estero Fire Commissioner (his terms ends in 2021)." Eight-year resident.
Sommer served as the Estero High School athletic director and cross country coach. Additionally, council will "review an agreement with J.R. Evans to continue consulting services related to the National Flood Insurance Program." The full agenda is available here: https://estero-fl.gov/agendas/