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Become a CEPD Commissioner

CEPD seats 2, 4, and 5 are up for election in the upcoming November General Election.  All interested parties must qualify between June 10th to June 14th, 2024.  Election Resources for Candidates are provided by the Lee County Supervisor of Elections and can be found at the link below:
https://www.lee.vote/Candidates/Candidate-Resources  

The following forms must be completed by all parties interested in becoming a Candidate:
https://www.lee.vote/Candidates/Candidate-Online-Packets/Special-District-Candidate-Packet  

Why Become a Commissioner of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District?

  • Because you are community-oriented
  • Because you care about preserving and sustaining the environment
  • Because you recognize the benefits beach renourishment brings to both the community and your property
  • Because you want to make sure Captiva is a viable and thriving community well into the future 

How do I Become a Commissioner?

Elected

  • You must be a registered Captiva voter residing within the District.
  • You are elected by the qualified electors residing within the District.
  • Positions come up for election every two years.

Appointed

  • If a vacancy occurs on the Board due to the resignation, death, or removal of a Board member, the remaining members may appoint a qualified person to fill out the remainder of the unexpired term.

What is Expected of a Commissioner? 

  • Attendance of all monthly Board meetings.
  • Attendance at the weekly briefing meeting if possible.  (These are often cancelled and are not mandatory.)
  • Vote on every motion in which there is no personal interest.
  • Request items be placed on the meeting agenda, introduce motions and resolutions, and discuss subjects.
  • Attend CEPD public hearings, emergency meetings, and special meetings.
  • Any commissioner can serve as an officer (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer) if and when elected by the other commissioners. 
  • Commissioners serve a four-year term.
  • Commissioners receive no compensation.

*The CEPD Executive Director and any CEPD Staff do not provide any election or campaign support to incumbent Commissioners running for re-election, except to inform them of candidate filing deadlines. CEPD Personnel will not assist any potential candidates to qualify. CEPD Personnel will not submit documents to assist a candidate or incumbent Commissioner with their filing status.