Mayor Teresa Heitmann has been a compassionate and engaged resident of the City of Naples since 1988. Throughout her years in Naples, Mayor Heitmann has been an active participant in many community areas serving on the boards of Drug Free Collier, the Collier County Juvenile Justice Committee, the Florida Planning Council, the Florida League of Cities – Civics in the Classroom Initiative and many others. She also served as a City representative for Collier County Public Schools and is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Foundation. She was the President of Aqualane Shores Homeowners Association, and was a founding member of Boys and Girls Club of Collier County.
Teresa’s professional career has been in marketing, purchasing, and sales for Lancôme and Revlon Cosmetics, the Body Shop, and Jarrod’s. She began her political career with the City of Naples in 2008, when she was elected to City Council and served two terms through 2016. During her tenure on City Council, she is most proud of her membership with the Florida League of Cities, serving as Chair of the Environmental and Energy Committee, and as Secretary of the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council.
Protecting and maintaining a high quality of life in Naples is a priority for Mayor Heitmann and tackling some of the issues such as over-development, water runoff, and establishing an ethics code of conduct for the City Council is a priority. Plan, Protect and Preserve was the platform of her successful Mayoral race in 2020.
Teresa and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Heitmann, MD, are longtime residents of Aqualane Shores, where they raised their three children, all of whom attended Collier County Public Schools. Dr. Heitmann, an accomplished OB/GYN physician, has served the needs of women of all ages since opening his medical practice in 1988.