June 24, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida on June 24 for a virtual meeting with City of Fort Myers Mayor Candidates: Gaile Anthony and Kevin Anderson

In one of the most emotionally and politically charged seasons in our nation’s history, the elections to watch closest are the ones at the local level. As our communities look to rebuild our economies after COVID-19, and respond to the needs of our varying socio-economic demographics throughout Southwest Florida, the issues and platforms candidates run on will set the stage for what lies ahead.

The City of Fort Myers is poised to welcome a new Mayor in 2021, and Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida is taking you on an inside discussion with the candidates.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 24 at noon for a virtual discussion with Candidates Gaile Anthony, current Ward 6 Councilperson, and Kevin Anderson, current Ward 4 councilperson. The candidates will cover issues such as water quality, development, current events, and more.

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Guests can register by selecting the link below. Webinar  details and viewing link will be sent via email following registration.

Register

Should you have any questions, please contact info@swfltigerbay.org.

We remain committed to bringing you informative, bipartisan content on social, civic and political issues. Stay tuned for the latest updates surrounding issues facing our local government and Southwest Florida.

 

ABOUT THE CANDIDATES

Gaile Anthony

Councilperson Gaile Anthony is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a master’s degree in Nursing/Business. Anthony started working at Lee Health in 2002 as a Healthcare Executive. She retired in 2010 and has been on council since 2015. In 2017, she was Mayor Pro Tem and was also Chair of Community Redevelopment from 2017-2019. Anthony currently serves on the Metropolitan Planning Organization for roads in Lee County.

Anthony is the Executive Board Representative for the City of Fort Myers. She serves as the Liaison Council Member to the following Advisory Boards: Economic Development, Planning Board, Building and Zoning Oversite, Citizens Police Review Board, and Liaison Council Member to Legal Services.

Anthony is also on the board of directors for the Lee County Homeless Coalition and Lee Health Care Resources, and is on the steering committee for the Lee County Ad Hoc Behavioral and Substance Use Disorder group. She is also a member of Keiser University Advisory Board and a past board member of the Uncommon Friends Foundation Burroughs Home.

Kevin Anderson

Councilperson Kevin Anderson was sworn in on Nov. 19, 2018 to represent the residents of Ward 4 in the City of Fort Myers. In June 2019, Kevin retired from Chico’s FAS, Inc after 15 years of employment. Prior to joining Chico’s, Kevin had a more than 24-year career with the Fort Myers Police Department, holding the rank of Major at the time of his retirement. He was one of the first officers assigned to the School Resource Officer program, established the Habitual Juvenile Offender Unit and introduced the Citizen Police Academy and Citizens on Patrol programs.

Anderson is a graduate of Edison Community College, Florida Gulf Coast University and the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute. An active community member with a long history of community involvement, Anderson has been a resident of Fort Myers since 1979 and served on numerous boards and coalitions in Southwest Florida. He also served three years in the United States Army.

He was appointed to the Children’s Services Council of Lee County by Governor Chiles, served on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Florida Safety Council, the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Drug Free Southwest Florida and the Lee County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was the inaugural chair of the State of Florida Juvenile Justice Standards and Training Commission. Anderson is also a past president of the Edison Festival of Light.

In addition to serving as Vice Chair on the Community Redevelopment Agency Board, Kevin serves as the council liaison to the Citizens Police Review Board, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission and the Public Art Committee, as well as serving on the advisory boards of the Uncommon Friends Foundation and Barbara’s Friends.

 

Date: Wednesday, June 24
Program begins at noon and concludes at 1 p.m. 

Location:
Virtual Forum

Cost:
Free

HAVE A QUESTION?
Please don’t hesitate to send in your questions prior to the event to info@swfltigerbay.org. Questions can also be sent during the discussion via the chat function.