Friday, January 28, 2022


Commissioner Jim Coletta was recognized by the Marine Corps League, E. T. Brisson Detachment #013 as the recipient of the “Good Citizenship Award” during the Collier County Board of County Commissioners meeting yesterday. When presenting the award to Commissioner Coletta, Jerry Van Hecke of the Marine Corps League recognized Commissioner Coletta for his many years of community accomplishments.

The award is in recognition of Commissioner Coletta’s longtime community involvement in Boy Scouting.  Commissioner Coletta received the Eagle Scout rank when he was 16 years old and has been personally involved in the scouting program for the majority of his life.  Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting.  Since it was first awarded in 1912, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle”.

Prior to moving to Collier County, Commissioner Coletta lived in Elmira, New York where he served as a  scoutmaster for a disadvantaged inner city troop. Currently he serves as an advisor to the Boy Scouts of America Southwest Florida Counciland attends many of the Eagle Scout Court of Honor events.

For more information  call Jerry Van Hecke  at 239-451-0154 or Commissioner Jim Coletta at 239-370-0509

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