City & County Goverment

County Leaders Present Wish Lists to Legislative Delegation


Local governmental organizations recently gathered at the North Collier Regional Park to make presentations to the Collier County Legislative Delegation regarding their list of wants and needs, which they would seek financial assistance for during the 2019 Legislative Session in Tallahassee. This year’s delegation is chaired by Representative Bob Rommel. Rommel was joined by the newly-appointed Senate Majority Leader and […]

Marco Island Receives Life Safety Award


Recently, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort was not only the setting for a very special award ceremony, but was one of the honored recipients as well. Resideo Technologies and Honeywell Building Technologies co-hosted its annual security dealer conference CONNECT in Marco Island. For over 20 years, the life safety presentation at CONNECT has honored citizens, firefighters, EMS and […]

Commercial Development is Active on Marco


Commercial development and redevelopment are humming right along as new business and existing ones are coming forward to improve the goods and services they offer to Marco Island residents. One of the first stops along that process lies in working with city staff before those plans reach both the planning board and city council for their final stamps of approval. […]

Marco Island City Council Update


The Marco Island City Council would convene for its first meeting since the elections that saw three newly-elected councilors take their seats. Erik Brechnitz, Victor Rios and Sam Young would take their seats next to Councilors Jared Grifoni, Larry Honig, Howard Reed and Charlette Roman. Erik Brechnitz would be elected chairman for the next year and Victor Rios would fill […]

County Office Reopening on Marco


Just in time for property tax season, the Collier County Tax Collector Marco Island Branch Office held an official reopening. The facility was closed from August 28 through October 23 while undergoing renovations. During this period, temporary offices operated at the Rose Hall auditorium and the Marco Island Library. Renovations include new cabinetry, desks for the clerks, a waiting area, […]

MIPD Tests Officer Candidates


The City of Marco Island is conducting a wide-ranging testing and evaluation process of candidates for the Marco Island Police Department (MIPD), as they prepare an eligibility list for hiring new officers. That procedure involves a detailed application, which begins a multi-stage process to choose potential new officers. Based upon their responses to the written application, successful applicants will then […]

Council Meets to Strategize With Lobbyist


When the City of Marco Island’s Tallahassee lobbyist, Ronald Book, met with city councilors on Monday evening, he gave them a blunt assessment of why the major capital project they sought support for in 2018 from the Florida Legislature was less than successful. That request involved seeking $8.5 million dollars for the construction of a gymnasium and academic room complex […]

Election Results


Marco Island City Council election results saw Erik Brechnitz, Sam Young and Victor Rios receiving the top votes to win the three open council seats. Out of the 23,592 total votes reported, Erik Brechnitz received nearly a quarter of all of the votes (24.86% of the vote, 5,864 votes). The second highest votes received were by Sam Young, who received […]

Avoid Lines on Election Day – Be an Informed Voter



As Supervisor of Elections, two of my top priorities are to ensure the integrity of elections and to create a pleasant voting experience for our voters. One of our biggest tasks as election officials is to study population growth within our county, analyze voting trends from past elections and make any necessary adjustments to continue improving the voting process. The […]

Know Your Ballot, Cast Your Vote


The General Election on November 6, 2018, is right around the corner. Many voters choose to vote early and avoid the lines, others mail in their ballots, and still some prefer the tradition of going to the polls on Election Day. However you decide to cast your vote, educating yourself on the process and the candidates is always a good […]


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