Beaches Town Center Agency, Inc.

Mission Statement

The Beaches Town Center Agency works for the improvement of the Atlantic Beach/Neptune Beach Central Business District….protecting its unique character as a traditional neighborhood and enhancing its presence as an economic and cultural town center.

Our History

Started in 1991 by several citizens from the community, BTCA initially began fundraising efforts to improve the AB/NB Central Business District. The goal was to make the area more inviting and pedestrian friendly with major enhancements in landscaping and public amenities (park benches, bike racks, etc). This work was done in phases over 5 years. Fundraising efforts included the sale of engraved bricks, the Dancin in the Street™ Festival, Full Moon Party and private donations.

Over time, BTCA has continued to raise funds to enhance the “heart” of AB/NB. A few of these enhancements include:

  • The continued sale and installation of the engraved bricks.
  • Growing the annual Dancin in the Street™ Festival.
  • Adding more benches and bike racks.
  • Installing directional signage in 2014.
  • Landscaping redesign plan.
  • Purchasing the seasonal banners that rotate throughout the downtown area.
  • Purchasing and upgrading the Winter Holiday decorations for 2010-2015.
  • Raised funds for public art: Jaguar and Sea turtle and recently installed art in Atlantic Beach.

As the current BTCA board of volunteers continue to set goals to improve the Beaches Town Center area, and as City budgets are cut in this tough economy, there has been a need to raise additional funds to continue these enhancements that benefit the neighborhood.

For more information on this nonprofit organization, please contact BTCA president Jay Handline at handlinej@hotmail.com.

Below is a list of our current Board Members.

Jay Handline: Jhandline@thefenwickgroup.com

Summer Morris: summer@sumodesignstudio.com

Edward S. Jones: jones@200firststreet.com

Robert J Raymond: bobby.raymond@brightway.com

Patsy Bishop: bishopbeach@yahoo.com

Matthew Bothwell: matthew@bothwelllegal.com

Stephanie Calugar: stephanie.calugar@morris.com

Chris Chin: chris_scl@juno.com

Allison Newberry Dennis: anewberry-dennis@att.net

Stevan Garvin: stevangarvin@gmail.com

Chris Goodin: cwgoodin@gmail.com

Beverly Hecht: Beverly@FloridaNetworkRealty.com

Kendra Robertson: courtyard@200firststreet.com

Over time, BTCA has continued to raise funds to enhance the “heart” of AB/NB. A few of these enhancements include:

  • The continued sale and installation of the engraved bricks.
  • Installing directional signage and wayfinding signs.
  • Landscaping redesign plan and adding/replacing benches and bike racks.
  • Purchasing the seasonal banners that rotate throughout the downtown area.
  • Purchasing and upgrading the Winter Holiday decorations.
  • Raised funds for public art: Jaguar and Sea turtle and recently installed art in Atlantic Beach.

Merchants Association

The 2017 Beaches Town Center Merchants Association

Our mission is to work together to make Beaches Town Center a destination for tourists and locals! Our monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am.

We are pleased to share the accomplishments of the Beaches Town Center Merchant’s Association:

  • Professional advertising master plan developed for us by local advertising agency.
  • A contract to publicize the events and happenings through press releases, social media, e-newsletters as well as maintenance of our website, as well as a new template and revamp into a lifestyle type website.
  • Continue BTCMA Map Distribution
  • Spending $’s locally -- Getting this message out and using dues to advertise and promote the area. Education and promotion of “Local Businesses Support Local Economies” theme, including the annual July “Independents Day” Celebration and the Holiday “unchain” promotion.
  • Continuing support of our annual events: Dancin’ in the Streets, Fall Festival and the BTC Holiday Celebration; and the very successful monthly North Beaches Monthly Art Walk.
  • Better alignment of BTCMA with Town Center Agency -- through increased communication so we are working toward common goals and objectives.

 

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