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WHY I’M RUNNING FOR FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WARD 3
I’m running for City Council (Ward 3) because I recognize the need for quality and reliable representation in the city that I call home, the City of Palms, beautiful Fort Myers. Florida.
I played in these streets as a child and now I’m committed to revitalizing those same streets, making them safer and worth taking pride in. As a young adult, I often hear these words from the elders: “you’re the future”, “so many young people need to hear your voice”, “you’re going to make a great leader…one day”.
Well, that day has arrived! Sometimes I pause and reflect on the fact that so many of our parents and grandparents have passed away, I take a moment to cry and then I examine my own life, my role and my purpose.
As paranormal as this may sound, I hear my grandmother’s spirit pounding at the door of my consciousness saying “Chantel, get your butt up and lead!”
I won’t make any grand commitments or promises to get votes. I plan to lead with integrity, humility, and boldness. I plan to use the voice that I once despised to raise those growing concerns related to affordable housing, safe environments, homelessness, and low wages. I will use my position and resources to encourage mental health education to families in our area.
I’ll encourage people to examine themselves to identify all barriers to their success, whether it be mental, physical, financial, or intellectual. We have so much work to do!
Vote for me and watch things transform for the better!
The professional experience that Chantel holds includes various roles as a Social Worker with agencies in Florida and Georgia. One of the most rewarding experiences for Chantel was living in Shanghai, China from 2017-2019 where she taught English as a foreign language. Currently Rhodes is employed with the Lee Health System as a Mental Health Navigator, helping communities and families understand mental illness and options for treatment.
Following the brutal slaying of George Floyd in May of 2020, Chantel and two beloved friends, Lisa Shamma and Napa Peacock formed the Peaceful Protest of Lee County group to bring awareness to police brutality and the racial injustice worldwide. Chantel lead Southwest Florida residents into thirteen consecutive days of peaceful yet powerful demonstrations that educated many and empowered others and challenged everyone to serve in the resistance movement.
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