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The Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District is an independent special district, established by House Bill 1515 (codified in Chapter 2007-306, Laws of Florida) passed by the Florida Legislature and approved by the Governor of Florida on June 27, 2007. The District encompasses approximately 17,787 grid acres of land located within Charlotte and Lee Counties, Florida. The lands within the District are planned for a mix-use development.

This independent special district is a local unit of special government, created under Florida law, has constructed and is responsible for the maintenance of certain improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the District. In accordance with applicable federal and state law, all District owned improvements, infrastructure and facilities are and shall remain open and accessible to the general public.

Florida Law requires that the District publish an annual meeting schedule for the fiscal year one time in a newspaper of general circulation in Charlotte County. The Board may decide to cancel or reschedule any of its meetings, or add meetings or workshops as items of business dictate. These new meetings will be advertised in the newspaper at least seven (7) days in advance, and agendas are available on the website a week prior to the meeting.


Board of Supervisors

Gary Nelson

  • Chair
  • boardmember1@babcockranchcommunityisd.com
  • Elected: 11/04/2014
  • Term Expires: 11/2018
  • SEAT 1

Bill Vander May

  • Vice Chair
  • boardmember2@babcockranchcommunityisd.com
  • Elected: 11/04/2014
  • Term Expires: 11/2018
  • SEAT 2

Kathy Valentine

  • Assistant Secretary
  • boardmember3@babcockranchcommunityisd.com
  • Elected: 02/23/2017
  • Term Expires: 11/2020
  • SEAT 3

Elizabeth Andres

  • Assistant Secretary
  • boardmember4@babcockranchcommunityisd.com
  • Elected: 11/08/2016
  • Term Expires: 11/2020
  • SEAT 4

Gail Maltese

  • Assistant Secretary
  • boardmember5@babcockranchcommunityisd.com
  • Elected: 02/23/2017
  • Term Expires: 11/2020
  • SEAT 5

District Staff

District Manager

  • Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC
  • Craig Wrathell
  • 2300 Glades Road, Suite 410W
  • Boca Raton, Florida 33431
  • (561) 571-0010
  • info@babcockranchcommunityisd.com

Public Record Notice

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail 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.