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 - Bi-MONTHLY meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise noticed.
Bob Samuels - President
Meeting location: Policy Center at 9601 N Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 - in Marineland
SPECIAL MEETING - FEBRUARY 6, 2013 3 pm to 5 pm - Bylaws
SPECIAL MEETING - FEBRUARY 21, 2013 9 am - 12 pm - Committee Meetings
SPECIAL MEETING - MARCH 20, 11 am to 2 pm - Fundraising Planning
STRATEGIC PLANNING STAKEHOLDER MEETING - MARCH 21, 2013 - 9 am to 4 pm - St Augustine Lighthouse
SPECIAL MEETING - APRIL 9, 2013 - Strategic Planning and Fundraising - 2 pm to 4 pm
APRIL 24.2013 - 2 pm to 4 pm
MAY 22, 2013 - 2 pm to 4 pm - SPECIAL MEETING - Policy Center
JUNE 18, 2013 - 1 pm to 5 pm - BOARD RETREAT - Policy Center - Special Meeting
JUNE 26, 2013 - 2 pm to 4 pm
AUGUST 28, 2013 - 2 pm to 4 pm
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 - 2 pm to 4 pm (Touring Ride)
OCTOBER 30, 2013 - 2 pm to 4 pm
NOVEMBER 2013 - (TBD) no meeting
DECEMBER 11, 2013 - 3-4 pm Business; 4-4:30 pm Highway Updates; 4:30 - 6 pm Networking - All Friends Groups - 100 Malacompra Rd, Hammock Community Center - Flagler County
SPECIAL BOARD TRAINING January 9, 2014 - Mizelll Rd, St. Johns County
JANUARY 18, 2014 - Board Retreat - Hammock Dunes Board of Directors Room 9 am -3 pm
JANUARY 29, 2014 - Marineland - Policy Center - ANNUAL MEETING - Election of Officers
FEBRUARY 26, 2014 - Marineland - Policy Center - Board Meeting/Training
MARCH 26, 2014 - Marineland - Policy Center - Board Meeting
APRIL 30, 2014 - St. Augustine Beach City Hall - Board Meeting (rescheduled for May)
MAY 22, 2014 - St. Augustine Beach City Hall - Board Meeting
JUNE 20, 2014 - Marineland Policy Center - CMP Planning Meeting 10:00 am
JUNE 25, 2014 - Marineland Policy Center - Board Meeting 2:00 pm
JULY 30, 2014 - St. Augustine Beach City Hall - Board Meeting 2:00 pm
AUGUST 2014 - No Meeting
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014- Marineland Policy Center - CMP Meeting & BOD Meeting 10 am to 2 pm
OCTOBER 29, 2014- St. Augustine Beach City Hall, Bldg C- Board Meeting 2pm
Remaining 2014 schedule TBD - usually last Wednesday every month.
Executive Committee Meetings
January 30, 2013 - Noon at Policy Center, Marineland
FEBRUARY 21, 2013 - 9 am and 3 pm Mizell Rd, St. Augustine Beach
JUNE 10, 2013 - Noon at Policy Center, Marineland
JULY no meeting
AUGUST 26, 2013 - 10:00 am, Mizell Rd., St. Augustine Beach
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 - 2 pm, St. Augustine Beach
OCTOBER 21, 2013 - 9:30 am, Mizell Rd., St. Augustine Beach
NOVEMBER - n/a
DECEMBER 9, 2013 - 9:30 am, Mizell Rd., St. Augustine Beach
JANUARY 13, 2014 - 10: am, Mizell Rd., St. Augustine Beach
JANUARY 20, 2014 - 9 am, St. Augustine Beach Civic Assn Office, A1A Beach Blvd.
JANUARY 28, 2014 - 10:30 am - Mizell Rd., St Augustine Beach - AD HOC meeting regarding WEBSITE
FEBRUARY 10, 2014 - 10:30 am - Mizell Road, St. Augustine Beach
MARCH 17, 2014 - 10:30 am - Mizell Road, St. Augustine Beach
APRIL 14, 2014 - 10:00 am - Mizell Road, St. Augustine Beach
MAY 19, 2014 - 10:00 am - Mizell Road, St. Augustine Beach
JUNE 16, 2014 - 10:00 am- Mizell Road, St. Augustine Beach
JULY 21, 2014 - 10:00 am - Mizell Road, St. Augustine Beach
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 14, 2013
MARCH 11. 2013
MAY 13, 2013
JULY 8, 2013 - cancelled
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
NOVEMBER 11, 2013 - cancelled
FUTURE scheduling TBD
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 24. 2014
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
MARCH 28. 2014
APRIL 25, 2014
MAY 23, 2014
JUNE 27, 2014
JULY 25, 2014
AUGUST 22, 2014
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
OCTOBER 24, 2014
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
DECEMBER 19, 2014
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 - 2014 Chair
Meeting location: Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 2nd St. Flagler Beach - City Hall Chambers
JANUARY 14. 2014
MARCH 11. 2014
MAY 11 2014
JULY 8, 2014
AUGUST 12, 2014
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
OCTOBER 14, 2014
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
DECEMBER 9, 2014
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.
Next Meeting to be posted here.
Other Committees include:
Location usually at 2175 Mizell Road or 9601 N Oceanshore Blvd.
Cell Phone Audio Tour (Samuels/Ashurst, First Coast 360)
Fundraising - other events (Samuels Chair)
Environmental Education Fair/Kids Ocean Day TBD (Kaufman chair) - 2/27/2013; 3/13/2013; 3/27/2013; 4/10/2013/ 4/23/2013; 5/1/2013 - event date 5/3/2013
2014 Event to be at GTM NERR in SPV - May 9, 2014
VISIT FLORIDA project committees BOD
SUPER SCENIC Garage Sale Team - (Rooyakkers/Anderson- Co-Chairs) November 15, 2014
Community Outreach (Siepietoski, Chair)
Volunteer Orientation (O'Hara)
Board Development, Recruitment (Browning)
Economic Development / Hospitality Training
Facility Improvement Committees
Spoonbills & Sprockets - (McClure) November 2, 2014
Membership (Anderson Chair)
Advertising (Samuels Chair)
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!