Established in 2004; Located in Collier County, Florida

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Note: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email 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.

Basic Information


 The Big Cypress Stewardship District (“District”) is an independent special district, created pursuant to and existing under the provisions of Chapter 2004-423, Laws of Florida, Acts of 2004, and established by the Florida House of Representatives’ approval of House Bill No. 923 on June 17, 2004.  The District includes within its boundaries approximately 22,211 acres of land located in unincorporated eastern Collier County.

District Infrastructure and Property

The District has not yet raised funding to install its planned public infrastructure improvements nor does it own any real property.

District Annual Budgets 

The District annually approves an Operations and Maintenance “O&M” budget which outlines the expected general revenues and expenses for the District.  There is no annual debt service budget since the District has yet to issue any indebtedness.

District Annual Non-Ad Valorem Assessments

The District is currently being funded by the Landowner.

A  map of the District’s boundaries can be found here: PDF | RTF


Florida Law requires that the District publish an annual meeting schedule for the fiscal year one time in a newspaper of general circulation in Collier 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.

  • David Pensabene
    David Pensabene Vice President

    Seat 1

    5830 Oil Well Road, Naples FL 34120

    Term Expires: 6/2025

  • John S. McGarvey
    John S. McGarvey Assistant Secretary

    Seat 2

    McGarvey Development Company
    12752 Trade Way Drive, Suite 1
    Bonita Springs, FL 34135

    Term Expires 6/2024

  • Meredith Budd
    Meredith Budd Assistant Secretary

    Seat 3


    Term Expires: 6/2025

  • Patrick Utter
    Patrick Utter President

    Seat 4

    Collier Enterprises Management, Inc.
    999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 507
    Naples, FL 34108

    Term Expires: 6/2023

  • Cecil Howell Jr
    Cecil Howell Jr Assistant Secretary

    Seat 5

    1201 Orchid Ave

    Immokalee, FL 34142

    Term Expires: 6/2024

PFM Group Consulting LLC

pfm logoPFM Group Consulting LLC has extensive experience providing consulting and management services to special districts located throughout Florida. Our firm provides services at every stage of a district’s life from establishment to full development. We offer Financial Advisory Services and District Management Services (including Administrative Services, Accounting, Minutes and Public Records Services, and Lien Book & Tax Roll Services) to over 50 CDDs throughout the state of Florida.

Orlando East Office

Address: 3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 270
Orlando, FL 32817

Phone: (407) 723-5900
Fax: (407) 723-5901


  • Attend, record and conduct all regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors Meetings including landowners meetings.
  • Presentation of District’s annual budget in accordance with Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.
  • Ensure District is in compliance with administrative and financial reporting for Community Development Districts.
  • Correspond and communicate with Board of Supervisors and Staff to respond to the various needs of the District and Community.
  • Prepare agendas for circulation to the Board of Supervisors.
  • Prepare annual budget, annual audit, monthly disbursements.
  • Review annual insurance policy to ensure District maintains proper insurance coverage.

For information regarding this District, please contact the District Manager:






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The Board adopts the budget each year in accordance with a process outlined in the Florida Statutes. Each Fiscal Year runs from October 1 to September 30. The Board will approve and adopt a budget prior to October 1 of each year and provide it to Collier County.


  • Fiscal Year 2024 Adopted Budget (PDF) | (RTF)
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Budget (PDF) | (RTF)
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Adopted Budget (PDF | RTF)
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget (PDF) | (RTF)
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted Budget (PDF) | (RTF)
  • Fiscal Year 2021 Adopted Budget (PDF) | (RTF)
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Adopted O&M Budget Revised (PDF) | (RTF)

For anyone interested in adopted budgets prior to Fiscal Year 2020, please contact the District Office.

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As the District’s audited financial statements are prepared by an independent auditor, accepted by the Board, and are available to view: HERE.

If you are interested in an audit for a previous fiscal year, please contact the District Office. For more information on audits, please visit

Additional District Documents:

    • Special Act Ch. 2004-423 (PDF) | (RTF)
    • Rules of Procedure (PDF) | (RTF)
    • Fiscal Year 2023 Meeting Schedule PDF | RTF
    • Fiscal Year 2024 Meeting Schedule PDF | RTF

Fiscal Year 2024 Meeting Agendas:


  • 12-6-23


  • 3-6-24


  • 6-5-24


  • 9-4-24

Fiscal Year 2023 Meeting Agendas:


  • 12-7-22 – Meeting Cancelled


  • 3-1-23 Meeting Cancelled
  • 3-30-23 PDF | RTF
  • 3-30-23 Final PDF | RTF



Fiscal Year 2022 Meeting Agendas:


  • 12-1-21 Meeting Cancelled


  • 3-2-22 Meeting Cancelled



  • 9-7-22 Meeting Cancelled

Fiscal Year 2021 Meeting Agendas:


  • 12-2-20 Meeting Cancelled


  • 3-3-21 Meeting Cancelled



  • 9-1-21 Meeting Cancelled

contact info

Contact Info

Big Cypress Stewardship District
3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 270
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 723-5900

Jennifer Walden
3501 Quadrangle Blvd. Suite 270

Orlando, FL 32817

PFM Group Consulting LLC
3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 270
Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 723-5900

For estoppel and payoff requests, please email:

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Questions or concerns relating to CDD facilities and programs:
Lynne Mullins, District Manager
Email the District Manager

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Note: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email 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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