Amy Thibaut says she has been committed to serving her community and neighbors since early childhood. And that commitment continues to influence her career and her civic engagement.

“As a land use and environmental attorney at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, I advocate for responsible development, property rights and policies that benefit all residents of Southwest Florida,” she says. “In that vein, I am also a member of the Lee County Land Development Code Advisory Committee and the City of Fort Myers Building and Zoning Oversight Committee.”

After losing her father to cancer in 2012, Thibaut began volunteering with organizations that provide services to terminally ill persons and grieving families, including Hope Hospice, Valerie’s House and the American Cancer Society. She also volunteers with Builders Care, the charitable arm of the Lee County Building Industry Association, providing construction and redevelopment services to deserving homeowners such as veterans or persons with disabilities.

What are your future aspirations?

I hope that my advocacy will inspire others to pursue their passion and find the confidence to lend their voice to causes that better our community.