9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle
Estero, FL 33928
Liaison: Lee School District, Lee Health
Areas of Strategic Concern: SUN Trails, DR/GR, Edison Farms, Zip Codes
Batos served as the leader of the successful effort to get the incorporation of Estero on the November 4, 2014, ballot, which passed by a resounding 86%. He strongly supported incorporation so that Estero residents would be able to maintain control of Estero’s destiny.
Batos has been a full time resident of Shadow Wood at The Brooks since 2002, where he served on the Shadow Wood Country Club member’s board and on the Shadow Wood Home Owners Association Representatives group. He was heavily involved with the ECCL, starting in 2005, and served as its chairman from 2012 to 2015. He has also served on the south Lee County Hospital Committee, as chairman of the Estero Community Improvement Foundation, founder and chairman of the Brooks Concerned Citizens, and Chairman of the South Lee County Committee for the Conservancy of SW Florida. He was awarded the ECCL’s Village Visionary of the Year award in 2010 for his “many contributions to protecting and enhancing Estero’s quality of life.”
Batos worked in the hospitality industry in New York City for 38 years and spent the majority of his career as (1) Vice President of Food and Beverage operations for the 6 Helmsley Spear Hotels in Manhattan, (2) General Manager COO of 2 private Country Clubs in the New York City area, and (3) Instructor of Food and Beverage Courses for career development for Michigan University (Kellogg Institute) and was the President of the Food and Beverage managers Association of America. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s museum in New York City.