Estero community organizer Don Eslick dies at 88

Author: David Dorsey, Gulfshore Business
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Don Eslick, a community organizer who was instrumental in incorporating Estero as its own government entity, died March 16 at the age of 88.  

Eslick retired in 1999 to Estero from the Chicago area after a career in education as Illinois’ assistant superintendent of schools and in government as director of legislative research for the Illinois House of Representatives.  

Eslick, who earned a degree in economics from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, also served for three years as a navigator and in electronic countermeasures as an officer on a B-47 crew in the U.S. Air Force. 

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