Annual Community Meeting

The annual meeting provides an opportunity for TEAM to share with the community its accomplishments and financials, visually and in the form of an Annual Report.  It also provides an occasion for volunteer recognition, and allows members, volunteers and the community at large to mix and mingle.  It is an opportunity for the public to see exactly what TEAM does.  The committee for this event is responsible for securing the meeting site, which has traditionally been the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, planning the event, overseeing the program, inviting speakers, promoting, and staffing the event. TEAM Annual Community Meeting 2016 (3)

Go to our Photos Page for scenes from this year’s Annual Community Meetings.  

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS A TEAM SPORT
     The 2019 Annual Community Meeting
It was an evening of fun and enlightenment. At the outset, attendees socialized with members of City Council, TEAM volunteers, and community leaders. Wine, cheese and other light refreshments were served. Volunteers from TEAM’s diverse initiatives manned individual tables to promote activities and events. City Planner Mitchell Austin reprised his “Virtual Downtown” presentation from the recent Journey to the Future.

The meeting began promptly at 7:00 p.m. TEAM Board President Eric DeYoung welcomed attendees and urged everyone to become a Friend of Team with their time, talent and treasure. CEO Nancy Johnson spoke to the importance of collaboration and recounted the efforts of hundreds of volunteers during 2018. She thanked TEAM’s sponsors and donors for supporting their hard work. Victor Dover of Dover, Kohl & Partners reviewed the upcoming charrettes (community input workshops), encouraged everyone to monitor the new Master Plan website, www.puntagordamasterplan.com, and introduced Luiza Leite, the company’s on-site project manager for Punta Gorda.

The dynamic program, presented by former and current Charlotte County economic development directors Lucienne Pears and Dave Gammon, respectively, held attendees’ rapt attention. Pears reflected on the impact TEAM had in directing public policy with the creation of the 2005 Citizens Master Plan. “I want to applaud every one of you in TEAM. That (influencing public policy) is exactly what you have done. Now you are at a crossroads. You must continue to evolve.”