Gateway Sun

The Gateway Services Community Development District is losing a key member of its staff, as Operations Manager Scott Connell has announced that he will be leaving his position on Friday, February 12, 2016 after a little more than 2 years on the job.

Most of Connell’s work is behind the scenes, but he played a huge role in vital projects like Road Turnover, the Royal Palm relocations, the Lake Bank Restoration Project and the Water Meter Replacement Project.

Connell also helped increase staff at the GSCDD, helped secure new vehicles, worked on the landscaping contract and co-ordinated with Comcast as the tech giant laid down new fiber optics cables in Gateway.

“I always found Scott to be a competent manager who worked well with the staff, the community and the board of supervisors. Scott paid a major role in the turnover discussions and implementation of the road turnover to Lee County. Scott provided a steady influence in a demanding position and I wish him well,” said GSCDD Chairman William Guy.

District Manager Calvin Teague added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Scott as I found him to be very knowledgeable and competent in his position. He had the respect of the employees, the Board and always seemed willing to listen to residents with concerns. When dealing with community issues he was always available, open minded to new ideas or suggestions and was an effective representative for the Gateway Community. As Scott’s immediate Supervisor he will be missed but I wish him well with his new venture.”

Teague is right about Connell being available. He always responded to requests made by the Sun as quickly as he could.

Connell – who joined the GSCDD on August 13, 2013 – says he will be be getting in to Project Management Consulting.

Teague will be tasked with finding Connell’s replacement, although someone could be appointed as Acting Operations Manager (or a similar role) until the right person is found.

We wish Connell all the best.

About Jeff Kuntz

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Editor of the Gateway Sun and owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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