Top 25 Awards 2021

Twenty-five Persons of Greatest Influence were celebrated at an awards banquet held at The Club at Grandezza filled to capacity on Thursday evening.

Sixty individuals were originally nominated for this award by Estero residents but some declined. Following a tally of votes, these 25 “influencers” were selected by you, our residents and business leaders, as those individuals who have helped enhance the quality of life for residents living in Estero.

The honorees, in alphabetical order include:

Adele Amico

Margaret Antonier

Jim Boesch

Craig Brush

Tim Carson

Blake Chapman

Katy Errington

Don Eslick

Jim Gilmartin

Alex Greenwood

David Hoffmann

Gary Israel

Jeff Maas

Fr. Hugh McGuigan OSFS

Jon McLain

Al Meyer

Joseph Pavich, Sr.

Joni Pavich

Florida Sen. Ray Rodrigues

Nolen Rollins

Dick Schweers

James Shields

Scott A. Vanderbrook

“Scotty” Wood

George Zalucki


Our community is fortunate to have these honorees, along with many others, who tirelessly volunteer their time to make our Village such a special place.

The Village of Estero Top 25 Persons of Greatest Influence program is a joint effort of the Estero Chamber of Commerce, the Estero Council of Community Leaders, the Village of Estero, the Estero Forever Foundation, the Estero Historical Society, the Estero Rotary Club, the Estero Life Magazine and other Estero entities.