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Posted on: September 7, 2023

We Need Your Vote!

Vote Best Place

Voting continues through Friday, September 29

St. Augustine's Downtown St. Augustine has been named as one of three finalists in the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association's 10th Annual Great Places in Florida Award.  The award program focuses on unique, memorable places that work for the good of their community and attract people to visit them.  This year’s theme, “Great Resilient Places” is considering nominations that embody “the ability to thrive amidst changing conditions and to conserve resources from present and future generations.”

The finalists were selected after careful consideration by an independent selection committee comprised of professionals from the urban planning, transportation, architecture, and parks and recreation fields.  The winner will be determined by popular voting by the public, which is ongoing now through Friday, September29.  The winner will be announced on Monday, October 2.

The community is encouraged to vote for Downtown St. Augustine here to show support of St. Augustine's “great resilient place.”  To learn more about the Great Places in Florida award and to preview all of the finalists, click here.

Contact the Historic Preservation Division at 904.209.4283.


For media inquiries, contact Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307.

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