Goergen Appointed to the Lee County Committee

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Goergen Appointed to the
Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)

Bonita Springs, Florida (January 3, 2022) – SWFL Inc. is proud to announce its Government Relations Manager, Josh Goergen, was recently appointed to the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC).

Local citizens are appointed to the CAC by MPO board members. Bringing the public’s perspective to the decision-making process, the CAC’s members make recommendations to the MPO board about project priorities for state and federal funding in FDOT’s five-year work program, proposed long-range transportation plans, project plans, program plans and other transportation issues.

“I’m honored to be appointed to the Lee County MPO’s Citizen Advisory Committee,” said Goergen. “I see this appointment as an opportunity to improve the quality of life in Southwest Florida as well as prepare for future infrastructure challenges.”

Goergen previously worked as a legislative assistant for State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and then for State Senator Ray Rodrigues. He recently earned his Masters in Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University.

SWFL Inc.’s 2022 Legislative Agenda puts an emphasis on economic development as well as increasing the amount of available workforce housing. SWFL Inc. supports and advocates for policies that increase the number of available homes that are affordable for the workforce and the community and is the only local chamber with a registered lobbyist. For more information on SWFL Inc.’s 2022 Legislative Agenda, visit SWFLinc.com/economic-development.

About SWFL Inc.

SWFL Inc. is a regional chamber of commerce serving the Southwest Florida business community. It connects businesses to a regional network of customers, offers educational resources to help them grow in a modern economy, and actively works to solve regional issues that impact the business community. At SWFL Inc., membership is free and open to all businesses to create (inc)lusive opportunities for all.

Ranked among the top one percent of chambers nationwide, SWFL Inc. produces exceptional business resources and programs to serve the business community, promote a region where business can grow and prosper and enhance the quality of life in Southwest Florida.