Milligan Leaves EITA

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Founded Organization in 2016

Beverley Milligan, Executive Director of the Estero Island Taxpayers Association, EITA, has announced her retirement from the organization, effective, 28 February 2019. “I founded and have run the organization for 2.5 years.  During that time, I have also found my true passion is rebuilding, along with a team of devoted volunteers, the Woman’s Club facility – an island treasure, and in helping to develop our 2nd tourist destination, the Heart of the Island – both very large historic preservation projects.  I want to dedicate my available time primarily to these two important activities, which will take all of my focus,” noted Milligan.

“Further, EITA was created to engage all taxpayers on the island, to educate and inform them on issues affecting our community.  Somewhere along the line, some felt EITA had a negative influence, even contributing to a divisiveness in our community.  With the election just around the corner, I believe the timing is right to send a message to all taxpayers that working together on positive issues is my personal goal and if resigning from EITA plays a part in the healing, I am happy to do so.”

The Estero Island Taxpayers Association is a Not-for-profit 501c4 organization with a mission to recognize, participate with and provide representation for all property taxpayers and businesses who have a physical presence on Estero Island at the town, county, state and federal levels to ensure an equitable voice in government policy decisions as they affect Estero Island.

In support of the above stated mission are a series of overarching philosophies which frame EITA’s position on issues affecting its constituency.  They are:

Recognition, participation and representation of all property taxpayers and businesses who have a physical presence on Estero Island at the town, county, state and federal levels to ensure an equitable voice in government policy decisions as they affect Estero Island.

In support of the above stated mission are a series of overarching philosophies which frame EITA’s position on issues affecting its constituency.  They are:

  1. All taxpayers and businesses are invested in Estero Island
  2. All taxpayers should have representation and the town level
  3. Protect our natural resources
  4. Promote Economic Growth
  5. Less is more in government, user friendly is important
  6. Estero Island infrastructure must undergo revitalization
  7. Island beautification especially downtown area is needed

Information provided by Estero Island Taxpayers Association.