Letter to Collier County Residents

Dear Collier County Resident,

My name is Michelle McLeod, and I am running for Collier County Commissioner, District 4.

As a native of this area, I not only bring a unique historic perspective to the table, but also in-depth knowledge of city and county issues.  Along with my decades of business experiences in banking and hospitality, I have a graduate degree with a concentration in finance and local government and policy making experience.

I previously served on the Naples City Council where I helped lead the efforts of three significant landmark projects that benefit all Collier County residents:

  1. Design and construction of Baker Park
  2. Reconstruction of the Naples City Dock
  3. Construction of the City’s Emergency Operations Center

All three of these projects were started and completed within my term, all under budget.  As we know, to accomplish such a thing in government is a tremendous feat.

As county commissioner, my top three priorities will be to:

  1. Stop excessive spending on projects like the Paradise Coast Sports Complex which is currently $67 million dollars over budget.
  2. Stop subsidizing companies that bring low wage jobs to the area which only exacerbates our affordable housing problems like when the county gave $15 million to the Great Wolf Lodge.
  3. Support smart growth policies to avoid further urban sprawl and negative impacts on the environment.

I have the background, the education, and the experience to be your next county commissioner and I ask for your support.

Vote Michelle McLeod for County Commission, District 4 on August 23, 2022.