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PGICA Officers and Directors
Ed Zapke, Representative to the South charlotte County Coalition
South Charlotte County Coalition (SCCC) Representative
Like Albers, Ed Zapke, ...
Like Albers, Ed Zapke, president of the South Charlotte County Coalition, said FDOT's reconsideration of speed limits was good news.
More than two years ago, the coalition of homeowner associations approached the Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization
, which allocates the county's share of state and federal transportation money, and FDOT
to reconsider the speed limits.At the time, Zapke
said, FDOT engineers did a traffic survey and didn't think a change was warranted.
"The issue came back up as the area saw more development," he
Meet the Board
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
Members You Need to Meet - Ed Zapke
Members You Need to Meet
is assuredly one of those people.
Years ago, Ed
worked with Dave Phelen and Pete McLewin to expand the voice of area Homeowner Associations by representing them with one voice.
Ed serves on the Board of the SCCC/MPO and acts as its' liaison on the PGICA Board.
volunteers countless hours of his
time year after year representing us without fanfare or monetary reward.
In 1967, Ed
She was a social worker, but prior to retirement worked for a hospice caring for patients from infants to the elderly.
taught math…remedial to calculus from seventh grade to college.
He was Chairman of his Math Department, President of the Suffolk County Teachers' Association and went on to a State Supervisor's Association position.
wrote curriculum for local and state agencies and gained a wealth of experience working with Boards and political entities.
After a teaching career of thirty years, Ed
, with wife Maureen at his
side searched for warmer weather and followed friends south to Punta Gorda
As President of PGICA in 2003, he helped formulate the move out of our West Marion location, a superb decision we remain grateful for today.
We thank him for continuously striving to improve the quality of life in our community.
quick mind and sage advice remain wonderful assets for the people he
quietly and unselfishly chooses to serve.
If you, like Ed Zapke
are interested in the future of our community, you are invited to attend either or both.
Desoto Sun Herald - 12/10/05
-- Ed Zapke, president of the South Charlotte County Coalition, on Florida Department of Transportation announcing a short-fall of state road money for the expansion of the widening of Aqui Esta Drive in Punta Gorda.
..."While we were patting ourselves on how successful we were, the oven broke down," said Ed Zapke, president of the South Charlotte County Coalition.
The coalition is made up of 11 homeowner associations that Zapke
described as working in the background to encourage various projects.