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.
Bill McClure - President
Meeting location: Policy Center at 9601 N Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 - in Marineland
2017 Meeting Schedule
JANUARY 25, 2017 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
FEBRUARY 22, 2017 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach *Annual Meeting*
MARCH 29, 2017 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
APRIL 26, 2017 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
MAY 24, 2017 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland *Special date in observance of Memorial Day*
JUNE 28, 2017 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augusitne Beach
JULY 26, 2017 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
AUGUST 30, 2017 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
OCTOBER 25, 2017 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach
NOVEMBER 29, 2017 - 2 pm - Policy Center, Marineland
DECEMBER 27, 2017 - 2 pm - City Hall, St. Augustine Beach *Special date in observance of holidays*
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 8, 2017
MARCH 12. 2017
MAY 14, 2017
JULY 9, 2017
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
NOVEMBER 12, 2017
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 - Chair, Marge Rooyakkers- Vice Chair
Meeting location: 100 Malacompra Road - Community Center
JANUARY 22. 2017
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
MARCH 24. 2017
APRIL 28, 2017
MAY 26, 2017
JUNE 23, 2017
JULY 28, 2017
AUGUST 25, 2017
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
OCTOBER 27, 2017
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
DECEMBER 22, 2017
A1A Ocean Shore Corridor Management Entity - Bi-monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. CURRENTLY ON HIATUS.
Contact Oceanshore Vice President Linda Provencher (386) 439-8815 for information.
Meeting location: Flagler Beach City Hall, 105 2nd St. Flagler Beach - City Hall Chamber
APRIL 27, 2017 - 3 pm - City of Flagler Beach City Hall - Organizational Meeting
Should any member of the public need handicapped access information, please contact Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway at 904-425-8055.
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: Bill McClure (St. Johns)
Vice President: Marge Rooyakkers (Flagler/Hammock)
Treasurer: Lisa McGowan (St. Johns/St. Augustine Beach)
Charles Helm: (Flagler Beach)
Charlie Faulkner (Flagler Beach)
Kim McClure: (St. Johns)
Adam Morley (Crescent Beach)
Christopher Park (Vilano/South Ponte Vedra)
Danielle Anderson: Byway Administrator
Robert Samuels, A1A Past President 2013-14
Sallie O'Hara: A1A Byway Consultant
Sid Ansbacher: 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: Claudia Calzaretta
District 5 Counsulting Team -
Michael Palozzi, Karen Ford (Atkins Global Consulting)
Other Committees include:
Mobi Tour (Samuels, First Coast 360)
Fundraising - other events (Anderson, Rooyakkers,Samuels)
Environmental Education Fair/Kids Ocean Day: (Anderson) May 12, 2017
International Coastal Cleanup (Morley) September 16, 2017
VISIT FLORIDA project committees BOD
SUPER SCENIC Garage Sale Team - (Samuels,Park,Anderson- Co-Chairs) November 18, 2017
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,McClure) November 5, 2017
Adopt-a-Highway - (Morley,McGowan)
Membership - (Kim McClure)
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!