Friday, August 23, 2019

Commissioner Donna Fiala To Hold Town Hall Gathering

Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, District 1, invites Collier County residents to attend her first Town Hall Gathering of 2019 at 6 PM, Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Rose History Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.

“I encourage everyone interested in programs, events and facilities provided by Collier County government to attend this Town Hall Gathering, where citizens will hear directly from county staff as they address what is happening in their neighborhoods and in the vicinity,” said Commissioner Fiala. “This gathering provides me the invaluable opportunity for sharing information by bringing county government up close and personal with my constituents.”

Commissioner Fiala will provide opening remarks and introduce several key members of the county administrative team: Collier County Manager Leo E. Ochs, Jr., speaking on the county’s 2019 budget; Deputy County Manager Nick Casalanguida with an update on Goodland Drive/CR92A; Gary McAlpin, Coastal Management Programs Manager on beach and waterways projects; Barry Williams, Parks and Recreation Division Director on the Goodland Boat Ramp, Caxambas Park, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary; Len Golden Price, Administrative Services Department Head on the new Collier County 3-1-1 service; and, Justin Lobb, Airport Authority Manager on the Marco Island Executive Airport. In addition, Victoria Peters, FDOT Community Liaison will provide an update on the Jolley Bridge and U.S. 41 lighting projects; Mike O’Rourke, Marco Island Historical Society Board President will speak to several upcoming events; and, Marco Island City Council Chairman Erik Brechnitz will introduce Interim City Manager David Harden.

“I look forward to public input as we talk about projects that will specifically impact those living on Marco Island,” said Commissioner Fiala. “There’s definitely value in bringing government staff to visit citizens in their community to understand needs and positions. I prioritize being accessible and responding to citizen inquiries with helpful resources like staff” said Commissioner Fiala.

Two or more members of the Board of County Commissioners 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 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Commissioner Fiala has a second town hall meeting scheduled for 6 PM, Wednesday, March 27, at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, Florida 34113. That town hall meeting will focus on East Naples issues.

For more information, contact Michael Brownlee, executive aide to Commissioner Fiala, at 239-252-8601 or

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