New Smyrna Beach
Residents' Coalition

New Smyrna Beach
Residents' Coalition

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

Our

Mission

To preserve the unique charm and special character of our city by providing a path for residents to communicate opinions with a united voice on issues relating to our city’s quality of life.

Areas

of Special interest

  • Maintaining the integrity of our shore line
  • Supporting development that does not exceed tree canopy height and whose design is consistent with the size and scale of our small city
  • Encouraging the preservation of historic buildings
  • Preserving quality views of our waterways and ocean beach
  • Creating an environment hospitable to the arts and education
  • Patronizing and sustaining our small businesses

Who we are

Mission

The New Smyrna Beach Residents’ Coalition is an independent, nonpartisan volunteer organization of residents dedicated to educating and informing residents on issues pertaining to growth and development. 

The Coalition was created by group of residents in 2015 concerned about development projects that in their view were inconsistent with the small town character of New Smyrna Beach. During that year, a petition drive confirmed that these concerns were shared by a large percentage of residents.  As a result, in May 2016, the City Commission enacted an ordinance that reduced density limits by one-third in both the beachside and the city’s historic districts.

Challenges to maintaining our small city charm continue. It is incumbent upon the citizens of New Smyrna Beach to support their elected officials as they are called upon to make difficult decisions that preserve both property rights and our superb quality of life that makes all properties valuable.