South Charlotte County Coalition Board Appointee.
Ed Zapke, South Charlotte County Coalition Board Appointee
The South Charlotte County Coalition
is a coalition of property owner associations from the Peace River southward, formed in 2003.
Its mission is to enable, enhance and improve the quality of life for the residents of south Charlotte County.
When the coalition was formed, it identified items of interest which included beautification, water management, traffic, evacuation, green space, emergency services and taxes among others.
Ed Zapke was the President from 2005 to 2007 and is the representative for the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association.
provides monthly reports to the PGICA
board and is granted authorization to speak on behalf of the association when appropriate.
wife Maureen moved to Punta Gorda
in 1999 after a 30 year career teaching secondary mathematics for grades 7 through 12 in New York.
While teaching, Ed was moderator and advisor to several clubs and activities.
coached football, swimming and baseball and umpired baseball.
During the summer breaks, he
sailed extensively in New England.
sailing experience includes both cruising and racing.
also had the opportunity to sail the bi-annual Marion (MA) to Bermuda race.
held numerous professional positions during his
career in New York.
He served as the Secondary Mathematics Program Chairperson and was a consultant to the New York State Education Department, Mathematics Bureau.
Ed was the President of the Suffolk County Mathematics Teachers Association and the NYS Association of Mathematics Supervisors and co-founded the Long Island Mathematics Conference Board.
received several awards for Mathematics Teaching and Contributions to Mathematics Education.
academic career includes a B.S. from Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, an M.S. from Adelphi University
in New York, a P.D. from Long Island University
in New York, and post graduate work at the State University of New York
Shortly after arriving in Punta Gorda
became an active civic volunteer.
He has served on the PGICA board since 2001 and was President in 2002.
He is on the Executive Board of the South Charlotte County Coalition and was selected to participate in the Charlotte Assembly in 2007.
He serves on several Advisory Boards including TEAM Punta Gorda, Burnt Store Initiative, Punta Gorda Advisory Planning Board and Metro.
Citizen Advisory Committee.
is the SCCC
and PGICA representative to the Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization