Village Land Use Attorney Nancy Stroud and Community Development Director Mary Gibbs

The Village of Estero’s Community Development Director Mary Gibbs and Land Use Attorney Nancy Stroud received the prestigious national honor of being inducted into the “American Institute of Certified Planners, College of Fellows” in a ceremony in New Orleans, LA, on April 22, 2018.


This award is based on “exemplary leadership, outstanding achievements, and distinguished contributions” to the planning profession throughout the careers of both Gibbs and Stroud.


Only 7 people in the state of Florida were selected for this award, including Gibbs and Stroud, and only 64 nationwide.


The American Institute of Certified Planners is the American Planning Association’s professional institute and provides the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications.


Gibbs previously served as Community Development Director for Lee County for 22 years prior to joining the staff at the Village of Estero in 2015.


Stroud is a founding member of the legal team of Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch, which focuses on land use law.