Friday, October 28, 2011

Forty-six organizations sent letters of support for MPO's TIGER III complete streets project grant application

On October 31st, the Lee MPO submitted it's application for a TIGER III grant to fund a complete streets initiative. As part of the application, an amazing 46 organizations & entities responded to BikeWalkLee's request for letters of support. We would like to thanks the following organizations for their letters of support:
• LeHigh Acres Economic Development Board, Edd Weiner, CEO
• Florida Wildlife Federation, Nancy Payton, Southwest Florida Field Representative
• School District of Lee County, Dr. Joseph Burke, Superintendent
• Lee County Community Sustainability Advisory Committee, Dr. Margaret Banyan, Chair
• Easter Seals, Debra Lynne, Vice President
• Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Liz Donley, Interim Executive Director
• Lee County Board of County Commissioners, Frank Mann, Chair
• Housing Authority of Fort Myers, Marcus Goodson, Executive Director
• Southwest Florida Addiction Services, Kevin Lewis, Chief Executive Officer
• Estero Council of Community Leaders, Don Eslick, Chair
• Department of Health, Judith Hartner, Director
• Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Tamara Pigott, Executive Director
• Boston Red Sox, Katie Haas, Director of Florida Business Operations
• Healthy Start of Southwest Florida, Cathy Timuta, Executive Director
• United States Senate, Senator Bill Nelson
• Florida House of Representatives, Representative Gary Aubuchon
• Palm Beach Boulevard Community Panel, Kenneth Breffle
• American Planning Association of Florida Chapter Promised Lands, Alexis Crespo, Chair
• AARP, Jeff Johnson, State Director
• BikeWalkLee, Darla Letourneau
• Sheriff Lee County, Mike Scott, Sheriff
• Fort Myers YMCA, Jim Sanger, Area President
• Lee MPO, MPO Board
• Stay Alive Just Drive, Jay Anderson, Executive Director
• LeeTran, Steven Myers, Transit Director
• Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO
• City of Bonita Springs, Carl Schwing, City Manager
• Florida Gulf Coast University, Wilson Bradshaw, President
• Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency, Don Paight, Executive Director
• Lee Memorial Health Systems, Jim Nathan, President
• Sanibel Bicycle Club, Michael Miller, President-Elect
• Florida Bicycle Association, Timothy Bustos, Executive Director
• Town of Fort Myers Beach, Terry Stewart, Town Manager
• Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Colleen Depasquale, Executive Director
• Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Bert Hamilton
• City of Sanibel, Kevin Ruane, Mayor
• Spikowski Planning Associates, Bill Spikowski
• River of Grass Greenway, Maureen Bonness Co- Director
• Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Paula McMichael, Chapter Director
• Residents of lee County, Robbie B. Roepstorff
• Reconnecting Lee County, Beverly Grady
• Collier Smart Growth Coalition, Stacy Revay, Chair
• United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, Clifford Smith, President
• ULI, David Farmer, Chairman
* State Representative Matt Caldwell
* Fort Myers City Mayor, Randy Henderson


Now we wait until the Winter/Spring to hear the results of the national competition. Fingers crossed!


  1. Just like TIGER 2, people considering implementing for the third around of TIGER allows must publish a pre-application before July 3, 2011.

  2. The local evolution of forty-six organizations sent letters of support to MPO III TIGER streets of the grant application the entire project in October.

  3. This week, the Lee MPO Panel sent characters to the Chairmen and Rank Community of both the House and Us senate Transport Committees.


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