District 3 – Commissioners Report

Welcome to District 3
On May 25, the County Commission will consider an agreement with Club Corp and Big Shots to build and operate a 12-hole golf course and family entertainment and dining facility at the old Golden Gate golf course. The County will construct the golf course and Club Corp will operate the course, with steep discounts for play by Collier County residents. This is the culmination of over 30 years of efforts to bring affordable golf to county residents. Input from you on whether the county should proceed with this project or not will be greatly appreciated.

Greens Fees for County residents will be set by the Collier County Commission and will be substantially less than fees charged at other public golf courses in the county.

The County Commission purchased the existing Golden Gate Golf course and has endeavored to re-establish public golf on a course to be redesigned for the benefit of all Collier County golfing enthusiasts looking for a great course at an affordable price.

Your input is important in all decisions made by the County Commission. Don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns about this project.

At the meeting on May 11, the County Commission adopted a resolution recognizing the importance of our law enforcement personnel and thanking them for their service. The names of Collier County and City of Naples law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty was read and their sacrifices acknowledged. The most important function of government is to protect our citizens and visitors from crime and to protect their health and safety. We are fortunate to live in one of the safest communities in the country, thanks to the dedicated men and women in law enforcement.

Thank you for helping to make Collier County a great place to live, work and play.

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Collier County FY 21/22 Budget

Important Dates to Remember

June 24, 2021 Budget Workshop, 9:00 am, BCC Chambers (Televised)
July 13, 2021 Adoption of Tentative Maximum FY 2022 Millage Rates (Televised)
September 9, 2021 Public Hearing Date, 5:05 pm, BCC Chambers (Televised)
September 23, 2021 Public Hearing Date, 5:05 pm, BCC Chambers (Televised)

Board of County Commission Meetings

Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month – The meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. and are broadcast live with closed captioning on Collier Television channel 97/98 and via live streaming at www.colliercountyfl.gov/ctv.

Individuals who would wish to participate in person must complete and submit a speaker form prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item. Individuals who would like to participate remotely must complete and submit the online speaker registration form prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item. The agenda will be available on the County website at http://colliercountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx.

County Manager Mark Isackson

Mark Isackson, previously the Corporate Financial and Management Services Director for Collier County, was selected in March by the County Commissioners to be the successor to Leo Ochs, who will retire at the end of May. Mark was selected from 35 applicants and was one of five finalists for the job.

Half of Mark’s 34 years of high-level management experience in local government has been earned with the County. “As your new County Manager, I plan to build upon my knowledge of the County organization and the changes and lessons learned over the past year that have impacted it. I will foster further innovations that spur increased efficiency and operational effectiveness”.

Prior to joining Collier County, Mr. Isackson served as Village Manager of Carpentersville Illinois, Brookfield Illinois, City of Norway Michigan, and Village of South Elgin Illinois. Mark’s educational background includes a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Isackson to the role of County Manager with our best wishes for many successes in this new position.

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board Meeting – 9 am Friday, May 14, 2021

The Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021. This will be a Hybrid Remote meeting and it will be held in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida. Some members may be appearing remotely, with staff present in person. One week prior to the meeting, the MPO agenda will be posted on the MPO’s website at colliermpo.org. To access the agenda, go to the calendar and select the meeting date.

Individuals who would like to participate in person must complete and submit a speaker form prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item. Individuals who would like to participate remotely must complete and submit the online speaker registration form prior to the beginning of the discussion about the item. Individuals who would like to participate remotely, should register at MPO Board Meeting Registration.

One or more members of the Collier County Board of County Commissioners, Naples City Council, Marco Island City Council, Everglades City Council and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) may be present and may participate at the meeting. The subject matter of this meeting may be an item for discussion and action at a future meeting of those boards, councils or agencies.

Honor a Veteran during Military Appreciation Month!

May is Military Appreciation Month and the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office invites the Collier County community to show their appreciation for service members by nominating a veteran for the Vote in Honor of a Veteran program. The purpose of “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” is to show gratitude to those who served and promote voting to honor the many sacrifices made by military members defending our American liberties such as voting. Visit CollierVotes.gov to learn how you can honor a past or current service member. The next time you vote, do so in honor of a Veteran.

Naples Zoo Free Collier County Resident Appreciation Days – May 14-15, 2021

Naples Zoo will welcome Collier County residents with free timed admission tickets Sunday, May 14 and Monday, May 15. Free timed admission tickets can be reserved at time of registration. To register please visit https://www.napleszoo.org/collier. Each adult must show proof of residency at the entry.

Under normal circumstances, Naples Zoo offers all Collier County residents free admission on the first Saturday of every month as a tangible thank you for voting to save the Zoo in 2004. Due to federal government and CDC restrictions for safe social distancing, the Free Saturday program has been suspended until further notice. Naples Zoo typically sees anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 guests in a single day on Free Saturday. In order to continue to show gratitude, Naples Zoo is offering four full days of free timed admission tickets for Collier County residents.

When Emergencies Happen in Collier County, We Can’t Alert You if We Can’t Reach You

Collier County encourages all residents to sign up for Alert Collier, the County’s new mass notification system. When you sign up with Alert Collier you can enter up to five addresses within the County boundaries that you would like to receive emergency alerts about. Enter your home, work, relative, school or any other address that’s important to you.

Should an alert be issued for that location, you will receive a notification.
You can sign up with your cell phone to receive calls and/or text messages, your email address(es), home phone, business phone and hearing impaired device. Collier County encourages you to also download the Everbridge Public Safety app (free in the iOS, Android and Windows app stores), this app will allow you to see all public notifications issued across the State and Country by other Everbridge users. Live in Lee county but work in another County? No problem you can receive their emergency alerts just by having the app installed.

So, create a contact on your phone for Alert Collier: the caller ID our alerts will come from is 239-252-8000, and the short code our texts will come from is 89361 and 87844. Save Alert Collier as a contact today!



The best sources for clear information on the pandemic are our state health department or the CDC. The Florida hotline above is staffed 24/7.

Vaccine Report
(updated daily)

Florida Department of Health

Florida COVID-19 Dashboard
(updated daily at mid-day; contains county-specific data)

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 site

World Health Organization

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