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.

Greg Kupperman

gkupperman@200firststreet.com 

Summer Morris 

summer@sumodesignstudio.com 

Edward S. Jones

jones@200firststreet.com

Robert J Raymond

bobby.raymond@brightway.com

Patsy Bishop

bishopbeach@yahoo.com  

Stevan Schwartzenberger

stevangarvin@gmail.com 

Maureen Shaughnessy

moshau361@gmail.com

Gus Dunlop

gusdunlop37@comcast.net

Hope Van Nortwick

design@200firststreet.com

Susan Hughes

SusanHughes631@att.net

Elaine Ferris

Neptuneshopper@bellsouth.net

Jay Handline

Jhandline@thefenwickgroup.com

Janice Waters

WatersJaniceb@mac.com

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, the need to raise additional funds to continue these enhancements that benefit the neighborhood have resulted in a NEW fundraiser: the Full Moon Party to benefit the Beaches Town Center Agency.

For more information on this nonprofit organization, call BTCA president Greg Kupperman at 904.241.6611.


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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