At the annual meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce at the Sundial Resort, Board Members and Volunteers were recognized as well as their award recipients.
Eric Pfeifer, Broker/Owner of Pfeifer Realty Group was named Sanibel Captiva's 2016 Citizen of the Year in recognition of his tireless service and involvement in supporting the island community. Roasted by Chris Heidrick, Eric was reminded that when he ran for Sanibel's City Council, and lost it was a great benefit to the Islands overall. Eric's time instead of being taken up primarily in governmental service, was channeled into support of all non profits serving the island community.
Baltimore native, Eric Pfeifer holds an Engineering Degree from Vanderbilt University as well as a Contractor License in the State of Florida. Wanting to raise his young children in a small community, Eric moved to Sanibel in 2001 with wife Mary Ellen, 2 year old son John, and 3 year old daughter Darby. His community involvement began quickly as he started the Sanibel NFL Youth Flag Football League, and became the Commissioner of both Flag Football and Little League Baseball for many years.