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Meet the Candidate: Ian Rudnick

As befitting the youngest candidate in the race, Ian Rudnick’s enthusiasm is matched by a sense of urgency. “I’m not getting into this to become a politician; I’m going into this because I was a Naples police officer and I see that this city is going to become unsafe if we keep going down the [...]


Meet the Candidate: Beth Petrunoff

Beth discovered Naples in 2008 when she was searching for a vacation home. Her first impression of the city is not uncommon. “When I drove over that bridge into 5th Avenue, I nearly had to pull my car over because it was so pretty,” recalls Beth. She liked the ‘Midwest vibe’ – it looked clean [...]


Meet the Candidate: John Dugan

Newly remarried and “learning a lot” out on the political trail, John first came to Naples when his parents relocated to the city in 2003. He’s called Naples home since 2010. Nearly all of his business career was spent as a road warrior with the global services and consulting giant Accenture. Getting involved with the [...]


Meet the Candidate: Raymond Christman

Ray Christman is one of two incumbent councilors up for re-election. Ray and his family were regular visitors to Naples before purchasing a home here in 2003. After graduating with a master’s degree in city planning, Ray worked in urban development and land conservation in his home state of Pennsylvania before embarking on a career [...]


Meet the Candidate: Terry Hutchison

If there was one person in the world who could claim a median was the launchpad for a stint in the political arena, it would be Terry Hutchison. While the convenience store company 7-Eleven brought the native from Indiana initially to Venice, Florida in 2008, frequent visits to our city inspired Terry’s relocation here eight [...]


Meet the Candidates for Naples City Council 2022

By Pam Nicholls, GSAC Board Member Submit questions or feedback online Rest assured citizens, safeguarding the charm and small-town character of our city is high on the agendas of all five candidates for city council. The condition of our waterways, beaches and lakes is another shared concern, as is managing the inevitable growth and development of such [...]



By Pam Nicholls, GSAC Board Member Submit questions or feedback online At the Collier County Commissioners meeting on September 14, Deputy County Manager Amy Patterson reported that the Army Corps of Engineers, author of the Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and Recommended Plan for Collier County, is taking another look at the entire project. ACE is [...]


Naples City Council Elections are February 1, 2022

By Jim Melican, President Emeritus and GSAC Board Member  Submit questions or feedback online. On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, there will be a very important election for Naples City Council members. At present five candidates are running for what will be three open seats. We have interviewed each of the five candidates, two of whom are incumbents, [...]


Update: Venetian Bay Seawall Repairs

By Stan Karpf, Vice President, GSAC Board of Directors Submit questions or feedback online In July we updated you in a “Special Edition E-Letter” on the status of the Seawall Litigation and Pending Repairs along Gulf Shore Blvd North. The Seawall has been in disrepair for years and has created an unsafe and unsightly condition along [...]


2021-2022 GSAC Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 Board Meetings and Workshops 3:00 - 5:00 PM October 19, 2021 - Workshop November 16, 2021 CAI/ GSAC Forum 9:00 AM -Noon November 16, 2021 - Board Meeting December 14, 2021 - Board Meeting December 16, 2021 - Candidate Forum 9:00 - 11:00AM January 11, 2022 - Board Meeting [...]

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