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City announces upcoming events

The City of St. Augustine will host a preservation commission training workshop May 21, from 8:30 a.m. .until 5 p.m. in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St.

The day-long workshop will focus on preservation regulations at the local level and  is open to any historic preservation program and other community members engaged in preservation efforts. Limited reservations  are available with priority given to the Historic Architectural Review Board members

Conducted by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, the workshop, called CAMP for Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program, is designed to provide continuing education and support to local design review commissions as well as neighborhood organizations, local and state non-profits, community leaders and public officials. To download a booklet about the workshop, click here.

The workshop’s goal is to provide training to preservation related boards and commissions through presentations, hands-on exercises, group discussions and networking and mentoring opportunities led by trainers including commissioners, local, state and national staff members, attorneys and commission partners. It will include discussions of evaluating in-fill design, demolition policies, identifying local landmarks, as well as emerging concerns like resiliency strategies and conservation districts.

Cost is $20 per person and includes a box lunch. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 18. To register, call 904.209.4326 or email


At the conclusion of each academic year, the St. Augustine City Commission recognizes a graduating senior from each of St. Johns County’s high schools to recognize his or her leadership and service to school, to community and to other students.

The presentation of the Citizenship Award will be held as part of an awards ceremony May 14 at 4 p.m. in The Alcazar Room. It is open to the public and will be broadcast live on Government TV/Comcast Channel 3 as well as on where is may be seen on demand the day following the ceremony.

For more information, including the names of this year’s recipients, see the story at


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin a bridge rehabilitation project on the Bridge of Lions. The rehabilitation project includes cosmetic improvements, cleaning, painting and electrical work starting Wednesday, May 16, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances. This project is necessary to promote the health of the structure.

For more information  visit or call FDOT at 904.831.FDOT.


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