Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, protect, promote and enhance the outstanding resources of the 72-mile A1A corridor through NE Florida's coastal counties of Flagler and St. Johns. The organization is composed of volunteer citizens who collaborate with municipalities, government agencies and other civic groups to improve facilities, amenities and promote interpretive stories about the area's intrinsic resources including nature, culture, recreation, archaeology, scenery and history.
The U.S. Department of Transportation designated the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Highway as a National Scenic Byway in 2002. The 72-mile corridor covers both St. Johns and Flagler counties, spanning from the Volusia/Flagler County Line to the St. Johns/Duval County Line on the east coast of Florida. The Byway is one of 150 National Scenic Byways in the country and one of 23 scenic highways in the state of Florida. The A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway emerged from three Florida Scenic Highways originating in the late nineties: A1A Ocean Shore (Flagler County -south), A1A River to Sea Trail (Flagler County -north), and Scenic and Historic A1A (St. Johns County).
To join Friends of A1A at the single level $25; family level $50; or business level $75, please download and return the Membership Application ver2012.pdf and mail a check or pay below online. We appreciate your support!
Friends of A1A conducts its business in accord with Sunshine Law as the organization originated as a grassroots movement under the auspices of the Florida Department of Transportation. Transparency is promoted.
Regular meetings OPEN TO THE PUBLIC are as follows:
FRIENDS OF A1A - MONTHLY meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise noticed.
Danielle Anderson - President
Meeting location: Policy Center at 9601 N Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 - in Marineland
2016 Meeting Schedule
JANUARY 27, 2016 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
FEBRUARY 24, 2016 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
MARCH 30, 2016 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
APRIL 27, 2016 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
MAY 25, 2016 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
JUNE 29, 2016 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
JULY 27, 2016 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
AUGUST 31, 2016 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
OCTOBER 26, 2016 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
NOVEMBER 30, 2016 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
DECEMBER 28, 2016 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach (Budget Meeting)
Meetings usually occur the last Wednesday every month.
A1A St. Johns Corridor Management Council (CMC) - bi-monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise noticed.
Meeting location: South Ponte Vedra Civic Association at 2470 South Ponte Vedra Blvd. , South Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 - in S. Ponte Vedra
JANUARY 11, 2016
MARCH 14. 2016
MAY 9, 2016
JULY 11, 2016
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
A1A River and Sea Preserve PRIDE Corridor Management Entity - monthly meetings on the fourth Friday of the month at 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise noticed. Dennis Clark, Secretary; Anne Wilson - Chair
Meeting location: 100 Malacompra Road - Community Center
JANUARY 22. 2016
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
MARCH 25. 2016
APRIL 22, 2016
MAY 27, 2016
JUNE 24, 2016
JULY 22, 2016
AUGUST 26, 2016
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
OCTOBER 28, 2016
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
DECEMBER 23, 2016
OCTOBER 9, 2014 Special Meeting 2pm Hammock Community Center
A1A Ocean Shore Corridor Management Entity - monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise noticed. Mary Ann Ruzecki - 2016 Chair
Meeting location: Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 2nd St. Flagler Beach - City Hall Chambers
JANUARY 12. 2016
FEBRUARY 9., 2016
MARCH 8, 2016
APRIL 12, 2016
MAY 9, 2016
JUNE 14, 2016
JULY 12, 2016
AUGUST 9, 2016
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
OCTOBER 11, 2016
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Should any member of the public need handicapped access information, please contact 904-425-8055 office .
AD HOC Committee meetings occur throughout the year.
Postings are listed on the website calendar.
Generally, the Executive Committee meets the month prior to the scheduled Board Meeting.
Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
Board of Directors:
President: Danielle Anderson (Flagler)
Vice President: Bill McClure (St. Johns)
Charles Helm: (Flagler Beach)
Mary Ann Ruzecki (Flagler Beach)
Charlie Faulkner (Flagler Beach)
Marge Rooyakkers (Hammock)
Adam Morley (Crescent Beach)
Christopher Park (Vilano/South Ponte Vedra)
Robert Samuels, A1A Past President 2013-14
Sallie O'Hara: A1A Byway Consultant
John Henry November: A1A Board Counsel
Joan Kramer: A1A Program Assistant
Florida Department of Transportation Representatives:
Florida Scenic Highway Coordinator District 2: Debrah Miller
Florida Scenic Highway Coordinator District 5: Vacant
Other Committees include:
Mobi Tour (Samuels, First Coast 360)
Fundraising - other events (Anderson, Rooyakkers,Samuels)
Environmental Education Fair/Kids Ocean Day: (Anderson)
International Coastal Cleanup (Ruzecki, Provencher, Morley)
VISIT FLORIDA project committees BOD
SUPER SCENIC Garage Sale Team - (Rooyakkers/Anderson- Co-Chairs) November 19, 2016
Community Outreach (Morley, Helm)
Volunteer Orientation (O'Hara)
Board Development, Recruitment
Economic Development (McClure)
Facility Improvement Committees (McClure)
Transportation/Safety Committee (Faulkner, Park)
Spoonbills & Sprockets - (Anderson) November 6, 2016
Sign up to learn more through our training workshops, soon to be available online. Review our Annual Reports.
Friends of A1A promotes projects and programs for the following Celebrations!