What is StAR? - St. Augustine Regional Council
Do you wanna be a StAR?
There is a newly formed professional marketing organization in St. Johns County, Florida called the St. Augustine Regional Council or StAR for short. There is a Meet & Greet on Thursday, October 14th at Regions Bank on US1 in St. Augustine.
StAR is open to anyone interested in promoting St. Augustine and St. Johns County to individuals to encourage them to move to the area. If you answer the question: "Would you like to communicate with people that are contemplating a move to Florida and encourage them to move to the St. Augustine area?" with a Yes---you will want to join StAR. This includes lawyers, accountants, dentists, business owners, restaurants, artists, doctors, etc.
But what is StAR?
Mission: We are a group of professionals dedicated to promoting our community to individuals outside the region.
Why: To promote St. Augustine to individuals outside our area. The Chamber promotes St. Augustine to businesses. The Visitors & Convention Bureau promotes to visitors. No group is actively pursuing individuals who may be contemplating a move to Florida, but have not heard of or considered St. Augustine.
Purpose: The Purpose of the St Augustine Regional Council, Inc. (StAR) is to support the preservation and furtherance of the St. Augustine/St. Johns County regional area residential and commercial real estate industry and the public affairs attributable thereto as well as key measures and issues that will promote the image and advancement of the residential and commercial real estate industry and the community generally.
Promote St. Augustine outside the area
Maintain and improve the quality of life in the community
•· Funds will be used to promote and serve the local community
•· Leadership Opportunities
•· Listed/Link on Website
•· Marketing Opportunities
•· Community Events - helping out in the community
•· Government Affairs Committee - keeps the membership informed on issues influencing the industry and the community.
•· Marketing/Public Relations - includes market research & Website
•· Ways & Means
•· Other (Bylaws, Special committees, task forces)
Our logo is the sea star (aka starfish) washed up on the shore showing that St. Augustine is on the coast and has a unique and beautiful sea star.
Once a year a member of the community will be recognized for making a difference and will receive the Starfish Award based on the Starfish Story.
Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.
Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner