About Us

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 and Florida's second All-American Road in 2021. 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 57 All-American Roads in the America's Byways collection across the United States, and one of 27 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 $35; family level $50; or business level $100, please download and return the Membership Application and mail a check or Sign up and pay online.
We appreciate your support!

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Regular meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

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 during the month prior to the scheduled Board Meeting.

 

FRIENDS OF A1A  - National Scenic Byway

MONTHLY meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m., unless otherwise noticed.
Bill McClure - President

Meeting locations:

Hammock Community Center -  79 Mala Compra Road, Palm Coast, FL 32137
St. Augustine Waterworks Building - 184 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084

2022 Meeting Schedule

JANUARY 26, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL - Annual Meeting

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL  

MARCH 29, 2022* - 8 am - 5 pm - Guy Harvey Resort, St. Augustine Beach, FL - FSHP Annual Meeting. A1A All-American Road Dedication Ceremony 5:30-6:00 pm at Bridge of Lions (Public Event)  

APRIL 27, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL 

MAY 25, 2022 - Cancelled  

JUNE 29, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL

JULY 2022 - No Meeting 

AUGUST 31, 2022 - 10 am - 4 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL  - Community Meeting, Board of Directors Annual Retreat & Training, 2023 Work Plan Workshop 1 (In-Person ONLY)

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL  - Guest Speaker: Richard Goldman, President, CEO: Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine & The Beaches VCB, 2023 Work Plan Workshop 2 

OCTOBER 26, 2022 - 2 pm - Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL  - 2023 Work Plan Workshop 3 - Final Review & Approval

NOVEMBER 30, 2022 - 2 pm -  Hammock Community Center, Palm Coast, FL 

DECEMBER 7, 2022* - 2-5 pm - Friends of A1A Board of Directors Holiday Gathering 

Meetings usually occur the last Wednesday every month. *Indicates special meeting date. 

Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
Board of Directors:
Executive Committee:
President: Bill McClure (St. Johns County/Crescent Beach)
Vice President: Rick Belhumeur (Flagler Beach, Flagler)
Treasurer: Bob Samuels (St. Johns/St. Augustine Beach)
Secretary: Anne Streater (Flagler At Large)
Directors:
Marge Rooyakkers: (Flagler, PRIDE) Past President
Lauren Trice: (St. Johns, At Large)
Paul Haydt: (Flagler Beach/A1A Ocean Shore)
Nicole Crosby: (St. Johns, At Large/Ponte Vedra)
Regan Hansen: (Flagler, At Large)
Michael Goodman: (Flagler, At Large)
Carol Scott, Elayne Byrd, Jody Bollinger:(Flagler, PRIDE): Rotating   
St. Johns County Commissioner Henry Dean (St. Johns County, At Large)
Flagler County Commissioner Greg Hansen  (Flagler County, At Large)
Flagler Beach City Commissioner James Sherman (City of Flagler Beach) 
Danielle Anderson: Byway Program Administrator
Partners:
Sid Ansbacher: A1A Board Counsel
Sallie O'Hara: A1A Byway Consultant
Robert Barto: East Coast Greenway Alliance, Florida Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation Representatives:
Florida Scenic Highway Program State Coordinator: Dean Stoddart 
Florida Scenic Highway Coordinator District Two: Janice Charles
Florida Scenic Highway Coordinator District Five: Claudia Calzaretta
FDOT District Two, Five Consulting Team:
Michael Palozzi (Atkins Global Consulting)
Karen Ford (Atkins Global Consulting)

Other Committees include:

A1A Regional Trails Committee (Haydt - Chair, O'Hara, R. Hamilton)
A1A Scenic Byway Mobi Tour (McClure, Anderson TravelStorys App)
Fundraising - other events (Anderson, Rooyakkers)
Environmental Education Fair/Kids Ocean Day (Samuels, Streater, Rooyakkers) April 22, 2022
International Coastal Cleanup  (Trice, Provencher) September 17, 2022
Spoonbills & Sprockets - (McClure, Anderson) April 2, 2022
Super Scenic Garage Sale (Samuels, Anderson) November 19, 2022
Community Outreach (Anderson, Samuels, R.Hansen, Trice, Scott, Byrd, Bollinger)
Economic Development (McClure, Belhumeur, Goodman, G. Hansen, Dean)
Facility Improvement Committees (McClure, Belhumeur, G. Hansen, Dean)
Transportation/Safety Committee (Clark, R. Hamilton, Goodman, Belhumeur)
VISIT FLORIDA project committees  BOD
Adopt-a-Highway, Beach, Trail Committee (Trice, Crosby)
Membership (Trice, R. Hansen, Samuels)
Volunteer Orientation (Anderson)
Board Development, Recruitment (All)
Advertising (Anderson, Rooyakkers)
Website (Anderson)

Friends of A1A promotes projects and programs along the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway communities related to history, cultural activities, recreation, education, safety, tourism and economic development. 

 

 

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Friends of A1A Subcommittees:
A1A Regional Trails Committee (Friends of A1A) - meetings as noticed.
Paul Haydt, Chair 
A1A River and Sea Preserve/Scenic A1A PRIDE - monthly meetings on the fourth Friday of the month at 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise noticed.  Dennis Clark, Chair
A1A Safety Committee (Scenic A1A PRIDE Subcommittee) - meetings as noticed.
Richard Hamilton, Chair   

Subcommittee Meeting location: 79 Mala Compra Road - Hammock Community Center