The Old City South Neighborhood Association is an all-volunteer, non-political association of neighbors who live in the oldest residential neighborhood (Old City South) in the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, FL.
What’s the purpose of the OCSNA?
Our neighborhood association exists to make our neighborhood a better place for all of us. It helps us stay connected with each other, have fun together, stay informed about what’s happening in and around our city, learn about and discuss issues that affect our neighborhood with city officials and policy makers, work together to make our neighborhood a safer and better place, and take advantage of outside resources available to our neighborhood. Overall, we hope that our neighborhood association will help us, as neighbors, to maintain, an honest concern for each other and for our neighborhood.
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Your neighbors here in Old City South run it. We all volunteer our time and we would love your help! We need help putting together social events, meetings, and workshops, researching the history of our neighborhood, serving on board committees, helping to maintain this website and many other things. Contact us at: [email protected] if you would be willing to volunteer your time to help with one of the activities of our neighborhood association.
Are there other neighborhood associations?
There are currently nine neighborhood associations in St. Augustine. They cover the neighborhoods of Flagler Model Land, Greater Fullerwood, Lighthouse Park, Lincolnville, Nelmar Terrace, North Davis Shores, Uptown, Ravenswood and Old City South.
What is the St. Augustine Neighborhood Council?
The St. Augustine Neighborhood Council is an umbrella organization of the nine neighborhood associations in the city. Here is a link to a description of the St. Augustine Neighborhood Council on the City of St. Augustine web site:
Why did OCSNA choose to join the St. Augustine Neighborhood Council?
OCSNA chose to join the St. Augustine Neighborhood Council so that we could take advantage of a number of outside resources available to our neighborhood that the Neighborhood Council provides. For example, the Neighborhood Council assists member neighborhood associations to obtain CoSA Neighborhood Grants. This website was developed with a neighborhood grant from the city of St. Augustine and the Neighborhood Council provided key assistance with our application to the city. Through the Neighborhood Council, we have access to free checking, we can compare ideas with and learn from other neighborhood associations, and we’re better connected to what is going on throughout the city. Until 2016 our neighborhood association was a fairly informal organization. In 2016 we decided to join the Neighborhood Council. This triggered the need to draft bylaws, elect a board and develop a more formal structure because bylaws and an elected board are a requirement of membership in the Neighborhood Council.
What’s the cost to be a member and why do you ask members for annual dues?
Annual dues for a member household is $15. This helps offset the costs of running the neighborhood association, (postage, photocopying, website maintenance, party supplies, meeting hall rentals etc.) Dues run for 12 months from the date that you join
How do I join?
We’re excited to have you! Please head over to our Contact Us page and send us a brief message with your address, name, and contact information.
Somebody from the organization will reach out to you with additional information.
Old City South Neighborhood Association seeks to represent the beautiful historic St. Augustine area & America's oldest residential neighborhood. Get involved, become a member, and/or explore our great resources.