Immokale Zocalo wins national award!

Awards and honors continue to flow to the Immokalee Zocalo – or Main Street Plaza!  News came as a Christmas gift of a national award for the community plaza. The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has named the Immokalee Zocalo as the recipient of its 2015 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award.  Named for the first deputy […]

Happy Holidays from the Immokalee CRA!

No matter what tradition you celebrate during this most wondrous season of the year, we wish you the very best! 

Immokalee Christmas Around The World – December 13!

For 23 years Immokalee's Christmas Around The World celebration has been a mainstay of holiday festivities in Southwest Florida and the 2014 edition is set for December 13!  Sponsored and organized each year by the Christmas around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department, the Annual Christmas Parade and Snow Gala is set […]

Immokalee Christmas Tree Lighting – An extraordinary event!

For the first time, Immokalee held a community Christmas Tree in the First Street Zocalo!  "It's a good start," said Cherryle Thomas to the Naples Daily News. Thomas is chair of the advisory board of the Immokalee Lighting and Beautification Municipal Tax Service, which paid for the decorations. Read more about the event in the Daily News […]

“Have you heard what’s happening in Immokalee lately?”

So proclaims the joyful editorial in the November 29 edition of the Naples Daily News!  Yes, that's right: the Naples Daily News triumphantly boasted of all the advancements and growth occuring in today's Immokalee.  And Immokaleans are grateful for the shout out!  You won't be able to read the full editorial unless you're a paid subscriber to […]

Immokalee seeks Promise Zone designation

The Immokalee CRA will partner with Glades & Hendry counties and Southwest Florida regional planners to establish a Promise Zone, backed by and supported with the resources of the U.S. government.  Collier County commissioners approved the partnership Nov. 18 and work will begin immediately to lay the ground work and submit an application for the valued […]

Immokalee Walmart up for discussion again Nov. 19

Not that it will be controversial but the proposed Walmart planned for Immokalee will be back up for public discussion Nov. 19.  The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency's (CRA) citizens advisory committee is set to hear updates on plans for the store, which the Barron Collier Companies announced last spring could open as early as autumn 2015.  The […]

Collier Schools’ Virtual Town Hall in Immokalee Nov. 13

Immokaleans will have the chance Nov. 13 to join other Collier County residents in a Virtual Town Hall meeting about and with Collier County Public Schools.  The focus of the county-wide tele-session will be early childhood education, specifically PreK through Third Grade, with the live discussion originating at the Martin Luther King Administrative Center in […]

Open Streets – Ciclovia – coming to Immokalee!

Imagine a community event drawing hundreds of families to walk, run, bike and be active right in the open streets of Immokalee – Ciclovia!  The Immokalee CRA is part of a wide coalition of organizations – led by the Safe & Healthly Children's Coalition of Collier County – to bring such an event to Immokalee […]

Economic blueprint for Immokalee on the horizon!

By next summer Immokalee could have a new economic blueprint for its future as "Florida in the 21st Century."  Development of the plan will be a joint project of the Immokalee CRA, Collier County government and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, a five-county intergovernment body based in Fort Myers.  The plan will analyze the economic […]