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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Applications for 2019 Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award due January 31

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City of New Smyrna Beach accepting nominations for 18th Annual Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award

By: Robert Mathen

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL – The Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award.  Awards are given annually to one single-family residential and one non-residential historic preservation project that promotes pride in the City’s past and increases awareness and appreciation for buildings that contribute to the history and character of New Smyrna Beach.  Buildings 50 years and older or sites associated with a historic event are eligible.  The nomination deadline is January 31, 2019.

“The City created the Historic preservation award program in 2002,” said Planning and Zoning Director Amye King.  “In 2009, the award program was renamed in memory of Donnadine Miller, who was an active volunteer and member of the community.”

Mrs. Miller served as Chair of the Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission; worked as an amateur archaeologist; and participated in numerous other events and activities.

“While award recipients are encouraged to apply for local landmark designation, receiving an award does not place any restrictions on the property,” Mrs. King added.

Each award winner will be presented with a bronze plaque at a City Commission meeting in March 2019.  The 2018 winners were 411 Magnolia Street (residential) and 208 Magnolia Street (non-residential).  Applications are available at City Hall (210 Sams Avenue), the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History (120 Sams Avenue), and online at

For more information, please contact the Planning Department at (386) 410-2835.


The City of New Smyrna Beach, often referred to as “Florida’s Best Beach,” is a coastal community of 26,740 with over 17 miles of pristine beaches.  Nationally recognized as a top surfing destination with four commercial districts near the Intracoastal Waterway, visitors can conveniently move from sand to street and be sure to find what they’re looking for.  The City operates under a Commission-Manager form of government with a Legislative Branch consisting of the Mayor, four Commissioners, and a City Manager.  Located on the east coast of Volusia County, the City is 38 miles north of Kennedy Space Center and 14 miles south of Daytona Beach.  For more information on the City of New Smyrna Beach and the services provided to its residents, please visit or phone City Hall at (386) 410-2600.

Download 2019 Donnadine Miller Award application
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