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Noelle Casagrande named new public information officer for the City of Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 24, 2024) – The City of Fort Myers welcomes Noelle Casagrande as the new public information officer in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

In this position, Casagrande works alongside city leadership and oversees internal and external communications, media relations and citizen engagement around City efforts and impact.

Growing up primarily in Lee County, Casagrande is a permanent resident of Fort Myers. Her most recent leadership position was with Collaboratory as communications lead, promoting the nonprofit’s visibility and mission. For over 18 years, Casagrande has been a strategic communicator and community collaborator across various fields, serving in leadership roles at for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Her previous roles include public relations account manager at The Zimmerman Agency in Tallahassee, an international tourism and hospitality firm, director of corporate communications for Chico’s FAS, Inc., operations director for Captains For Clean Water, and director of client care and charity relations for WearTheFund, a social impact enterprise.

Casagrande holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations with a concentration in business administration from the University of Florida (UF). She also earned an essentials in public interest communications credential from UF. Serving on local boards and committees throughout the years, she has been recognized by business groups such as Gulfshore Business and Business Observer as a 40 Under 40 recipient.

According to the City’s interview panel, Casagrande has a combination of skills and enthusiasm that will expand outreach to existing and prospective Fort Myers residents. In addition, she’s a community leader committed to a high level of service, relationship-building and social responsibility.

“Noelle is a strong fit with our team culture and brings a wealth of experience that will benefit our overall communications,” said Marty Lawing, city manager for the City of Fort Myers. “In her first week, she’s already demonstrated her ability to work cross-sector with community stakeholders, media and internal teams while developing ways to enhance our City’s civic engagement and community involvement.”

“I’m grateful to fuse my professional purpose and passion for public service to amplify the transformational work of the City and its commitment to this region,” Casagrande said. “To me, communication is rooted in relationships and collaboration, and I look forward to connecting the community at-scale, as our collective goals and progress have generational impact for years to come.”

Andrea Guerrero, who served as interim public information officer for the City of Fort Myers, remains within the Office of Communications and Public Affairs and will continue to support community outreach, resident engagement and multimedia storytelling.

Incorporated in 1886, the City of Fort Myers is committed to providing exceptional municipal services to residents, businesses and visitors in a fiscally responsible manner while preserving the City’s rich history, diverse culture and charming lifestyle. To carry out its mission, the City of Fort Myers strives to provide economic opportunity, personal growth and a high quality of life surrounded by a beautiful natural environment, while fostering an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive. To learn more and get involved, visit

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