The GNBGC hopes to advance ethical and effective government in Collier County and the State of Florida through candidate evaluations and grading. Additionally, BGC engages in informed political discussion of the issues affecting our community.
Established in 1991, the Greater Naples Better Government Committee (GNBGC) was founded by leaders concerned about promoting ethical government. Registered as a Political Committee (PC) that same year, BGC remains the most active and longest operating committee in Collier County, Florida.
GNBGC significantly expanded its scope of influence in community affairs—most notably with the establishment of Elected Official Evaluations. Conducted at the end of their first year in office, public officials are interviewed and evaluated. Each receives a letter grade based upon their accomplishments as compared with their campaign promises and platform, in addition to a general evaluation of performance. A “report card” is then issued and released to the media.
Over the years, GNBGC has endorsed more than 100 candidates for public office, including those for Collier County Board of County Commission; Naples City Council; Collier County School Board; elected Collier County public officials, including Sheriff, County Clerk, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, and Supervisor of Elections, in addition to other local and state offices.
Greater Naples Better Government Committee demonstrates a commitment to educating residents about candidates and critical ballot issues by participating in the sponsorship of public forums focused on those candidates and issues and by the publication of their endorsements and positions in the local media.
Promote better government in the City of Naples, Collier County and State of Florida
Participate in interviewing and endorsing candidates for public office
Participate in “grading” the effectiveness of elected officials
Participate in forums to provide critical information to the community
Become informed on what is going on behind the political scene in Collier County and help bring about change where needed