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The River Ridge Community Development District is a local, special-purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended, and established on November 9, 1996 by Lee County Ordinance No. 96-02 as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities.

The River Ridge CDD encompasses an area of approximately 630 acres located west of U.S. Highway 41 in Estero, Florida, approximately 20 miles south of Fort Myers in southern Lee County. The District funds, operates and maintains community infrastructure including lake and wetland preserve enhancements, irrigation supply system enhancements, as well as street lighting, landscaping/hardscaping and roadway services outside the gates of Pelican Sound.

A Community Development District (CDD) provides the 'solution' to Florida's need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. CDDs represent a major advancement in Florida's effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a community to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community's facilities.

Board of Supervisors

James E. Gilman, JR.

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email
  • SEAT 1

Bob Schultz

  • Chair
  • Email
  • SEAT 2

Kurt Blumenthal

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email
  • SEAT 3

Terry Mountford

  • Vice Chair
  • Email
  • SEAT 4

Robert Twombly

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email
  • SEAT 5

District Staff

District Manager

  • Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC
  • Chuck Adams
  • 9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 214
  • Bonita Springs, FL 34135
  • Phone Number:(239) 498-9020
  • Email

Operations Manager

  • Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC
  • Cleo Crismond
  • 9220 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 214
  • Bonita Springs, FL 34135
  • Phone Number:(239) 989-2939
  • Email

District Counsel

  • Anthony Pires, Esq.

District Engineer

  • Charlie Krebs

CDD assessments

For additional information regarding CDD assessments, please contact the Financial Services Department as follows:


Please include the name of the District and the parcel ID.


(561) 571-0010

Please have the name of the District and the parcel ID ready.

Public Records 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.

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