Lee County, Florida District 2
Commissioner Cecil L Pendergrass
Phone: (239) 533-2227
FAX: (239) 485-2021
Box 398, Ft. Myers, Florida 33902-0398
Old Lee County Courthouse
2120 Main Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from County Employees and officials regarding County business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your email communication may be subject to public disclosure. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Molly Schweers, Executive Assistant
Cecil L Pendergrass, son of Margie and C.L. Pendergrass, was born and raised in Fort Myers. He and his wife, Jodi, have been married for 24 years and are proudly raising their two children in Lee County. He has dedicated his life to public service as a Fort Myers Police Officer specializing in Community Outreach, Community Affairs Management and Human Services. Cecil’s success is attributed to his unwavering work ethic and unique ability to bring together the desires of the community with city and county resources. He faithfully served for 25 years, retiring on December 31, 2008. Following retirement, Cecil served as Vice President of Private Asset Management Group, helping clients establish, pursue and maintain short and long-term financial objectives.
Cecil has been recognized for his unique abilities by state and local officials as well as numerous community groups, some of which include: Senator Burt Saunders Award recipient, Mayors Gold Key Award, Employee of the Year, Employee of the Month, Courtesy Officer of the Month, City of Fort Myers Proclamation recipient, East Fort Myers Rotary Officer of the Month (3), and Life Saving Award. He was highly decorated upon retiring from the Fort Myers Police Department with the following Medals of Honor: Croix De Negotiator Laurel, Distinguished Volunteer Service Cross, Exceptional Service (2), Good Conduct, Honorable Service (2), Officials Medal, The Triumphant, and Unit Citation.
Cecil appreciates the importance of preserving and protecting the Florida ecosystem while promoting growth to stimulate the local economy. He also believes that core services must be considered a priority. Cecil is committed to protecting our community by:
• Controlling spending
• Creating a business-friendly environment to stimulate job growth
• Developing a long-term tourism plan that will promote local/global tourism
• Maintaining a safe/secure public safety program
• Safeguarding our area’s natural resources
Cecil L Pendergrass is an experienced leader who will offer a new perspective to the County Commission and provide dedicated leadership for Lee County residents.