StAR Council

St. Augustine Regional Council is dedicated to improving quality of life for residents of the area through community outreach, building relationships and discovering local assets.

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BraTini

BraTini

An event featuring music, food, and men modeling decorated bras. Next event is October 19, 2017
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Chalk Walk

Chalk Walk

Paseo Pastel – the Spanish custom of a casual promenade or walk. Our plans for the next event are in review - stay tuned for our 2017 event calendar.
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Marketing

Marketing

MoveToFlorida.org directs potential residents to professional advisors that can assist them in their move to Florida.
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Network

Network

Great information, great networking, and great food can all be found at the StAR Council General Membership Meetings.
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Donna Leuders with INK Foundation Speaking at the October Meeting

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
116 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

October 17, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.

Donna Lueders oversees the St Johns County Education Foundation d/b/a Investing in Kids (INK). Donna’s family is from St. Augustine and while she spent time away from “home,” she’s been back since 1986. Prior to her employment with the Foundation, Donna worked in the criminal justice system. She’s married to Loran Lueders, Retired Chief of Police in St. Augustine. Her daughter, a graduate of St. Johns County Schools and Flagler College, is a teacher in New York City. Donna will be updating the members on recent fundraising events and the programs INK supports in the community.

ANNUAL MEETING starts at 7:00 p.m.
Membership quorum and vote required on significant issue.

Mayor Shaver to Address StAR Council in September

Mayor Nancy Shaver, City of St. Augustine, will be the September Program Speaker for the StAR Council. Mayor Shaver will update the group on current and emerging concerns with City government.

Mayor Shaver has over 25 years of business experience leading marketing organizations, and currently serves as a Principal Consultant with Experian Marketing Services engaging with global firms to deliver data and analytically based strategy. On a professional level, she is a speaker at industry conferences, contributes regularly to various publications and has been a board member of the DMAW Educational Foundation and TransAmerica Marketing.

As an active resident and neighbor, Mayor Shaver is a contributor to the communities she has lived in, often supporting the visual arts, and providing pro-bono consulting to small businesses and non-profits. She has served on the Board of the Denver Art Museum Native Arts, as well as the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. In St. Augustine she has sponsored swimming lessons at the Galimore Center, was a founding member of Keep Riberia Pointe Green, and is part of the Vicker’s Park Preservationists, and has been an active participant in city government.

Wellesley College awarded her a Bachelor of Arts degree; she also attended the MBA program at Mary Washington University.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
116 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

September 19, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Economic Development Director to brief StAR members on county growth

Melissa Glasgow, Director of Economic Development for St. Johns County will be the July Program Speaker for the StAR Council on July 18th at 6 p.m. Members and guests are welcomed to attend at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Historic St. Augustine, 116 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.  Glasgow will update the group on current and emerging business development in the county.

Melissa S. Glasgow serves as the Director of Economic Development for St. Johns County, FL. She is the first person to hold this position and began her work with the County in 2011. As the lead for the County’s primary designated economic development organization, Glasgow coordinates overall economic development efforts in St. Johns County and works closely with the Chambers of Commerce, Industrial Development Authority, Enterprise Florida and other partners to attract new businesses to St. Johns County, as well as support existing businesses.

She is a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), CORENet Global, NAIOP, CREWJAX and Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), among other organizations. She also serves on the University of North Florida’s Small Business Development Center Advisory Council, and is a graduate of Leadership St. Johns.

 

 

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
116 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

July 18, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Local Entrepreneur, Jay Owen, to talk with StAR Council about “Hitting the Digital Marketing Target”

Jay Owen, owner of Design Extensions, will be the guest speaker for the StAR Council program meeting for the June program. He will speak about “Hitting the Digital Marketing Target” on June 20th.

Jay founded Design Extensions, a digital marketing agency, at the age of 17. He’s grown the business for almost 20 years and loves helping others grow their business through digital marketing. When he’s not working on the company, he’s usually spending time with his wife of 14 years and their five children. Jay is a long time resident of St. Johns County.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
116 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

June 20, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Gen Anderson Talks About Rookery for May Program

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

May 16, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Gen Anderson, Bird and Mammal Curator for the St. Augustine Zoological Pak will be the guest speaker for the StAR Council program meeting. She will be speaking about the Wading Bird Rookery at the park.