The Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission is pleased to announce it is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award. Awards are given annually to one single family residential property and one non-residential property that promote pride in the city’s past and increase 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 Dec. 29, 2023.
The city created the historic preservation award program in 2002. In 2009, the award program was named in memory of Donnadine Miller, who was an active volunteer and member of the community. Mrs. Miller had 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 this award does not place any restrictions on the property.
Each award winner will be presented with a bronze plaque at a future City Commission meeting. Winners in 2021 were 210 Palmetto St. (residential) and 214 Sams Ave. (non-residential). Applications are available in the Development Services building at 214 Sams Ave., the New Smyrna Museum of History at 120 Sams Ave., and online here.
For more information, please contact the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and 386-410-2835.