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Murray Hendel – One of a Kind

Murray Hendel was just that. One of a kind. He passed away earlier this month and left a legacy we mere mortals can only dream about. He never ran for public office but had more clout than most local officials. Political wannabes routinely lined up for his support. Charismatic, direct and funny, Murray mobilized people […]

CCC to Host Commissioner Candidate Forums

In Person and on Collier Television CTV. Comcast 97 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Commissioner Chambers 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303 District 2 Candidates – 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Jason Brooke Reg Buxton Lynn Corr Chris Hall Gerald J. Lefebvre Nancy Lewis John Socher Rob Tolp District 4 Candidates – 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Daija […]

Sheriff Rambosk Receives 2022 Hendel Award

Kevin Rambosk, was presented with the Murray Hendel Civic Achievement Award at the Collier Citizens Council (CCC) Holiday party on November 10,2021 Honoring our cofounder and first president of the CCC, the award is presented annually to Collier County leaders who have made extraordinary contribution to the community. Past winners were…. 2017 – Carrie Kerskie, […]

Transparency and Full Disclosure of Fiscal Impact Analysis

Transparency and Full Disclosure of Fiscal Impact Analysis The Collier Citizens Council affirms the fundamental principles of transparency and full disclosure when examining any issue affecting Collier residents. Certainly taxpayers are concerned about a possible $3.8 Billion deficit (NDN 9/7/2020) from not following Smart Growth protocols of development in the vast RLSA in Eastern Collier […]

2020 Amendments on November Ballot

Published in Florida Weekly 1/10/20   HERE COME THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS   By Dave Trecker   The good news is there will be only six constitutional amendments on the ballot this year as opposed to a staggering 12 in 2018. The bad news is few people have a clue what any of the amendments are […]

2020 Amendment Forums

Click on the link below to view the forums for Conservation Collier and the six Constitutional amendments that will appear on the November 3, 2020. You may also go to the Collier County website … colliercountyfl.gov… then go to the video archive to view the video. https://collier.granicus.com/player/clip/2909?view_id=4&redirect=true


  A PLAN FOR PROTECTING THE COLLIER COUNTY SHORELINE By Dave Trecker What’s our most valuable asset? Most people would say it’s our shoreline, with its beaches and bays and inlets. A focal point for tourism, it sets Collier County apart; visitors always head straight for the beach. And it provides a weekend destination for […]

Murray Hendel Award

MURRAY HENDEL AWARD In 2017 the Collier Citizens’ Council wanted to find a way to honor one of its founders and first president, Murray Hendel. The idea was to establish an annual award to be given in Hendel’s name to someone who had made extraordinary contributions to Collier County. 2020 will mark our fourth year […]


By Dave Trecker The threat is real. Florida is the flattest state in the country, with 1,350 miles of shoreline, much of it vulnerable to storms and flood surges that batter beaches and threaten coastal property. Some 35% of the state’s nearly 9 million homes near the shore are at risk of flooding. The Naples […]