Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award


The Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission (HPC) annually accepts nominations for the Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award. The purpose of the award is to promote pride in our past by increasing awareness and appreciation for the buildings and sites that contribute to the heritage and character of New Smyrna Beach. Buildings 50 years and older or sites associated with a historic event are eligible.

Donnadine Miller was an extremely active member of the New Smyrna Beach community. She had served as Chair of the HPC; worked as an amateur archaeologist; was a working member of the Greyhound Pets of America - Daytona Chapter; was a member of the Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, and regularly volunteered for and participated in numerous other events and activities. Donnadine Miller was generous with her time, quick to lend support to causes she believed in, and was a tremendous asset to the New Smyrna Beach community. She is truly missed.


Owners of buildings 50 years and older, residential or non-residential, or sites associated with a historic event are invited and encouraged to nominate their properties by completing a nomination form available in Development Services, 214 Sams Ave., or at the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave.


The HPC evaluates the nominations and recommends that the Mayor and City Commission present a bronze plaque to the owners based on the following criteria:
  • Historic Significance – Reflects the original architecture, use of appropriate materials/colors, and promotes and reflects the historic nature of New Smyrna Beach (30 points)
  • Charm – Aesthetic value (20 points)
  • Landscaping – Use of native landscape material and aesthetically pleasing (10 points)

Award Recipients

Please use the Links on the left to view each years Award Recipients.