WHO WE ARE
Citizens For Ormond Beach, Inc. is a long established civic group that has been an important voice of the people since its inception over thirty years ago.
A non-profit, non-partisan organization whose diverse membership consists of people from varying political parties, backgrounds and occupations, CFOB has had many accomplishments. Our approach to issues is balanced, alerting members to important issues, while stating both sides and letting the residents make an informed decision. It is this approach that has garnered us support from both government officials and residents alike, and it is this approach that has gotten results through the years.
To list just a few of our past initiatives, Citizens For Ormond Beach, Inc. has sponsored candidate forums, informational bulletins, workshops on visioning, Ormond Crossings, disaster preparedness and other public safety issues, Low Impact Development, and Tax and Amendment issues. We have actively supported Loop Corridor Advocacy groups and contributed to Ormond beautification projects.
A particularly important issue has been brought to our attention over the last two years. Because of the 2008 financial crash and the resulting foreclosure crisis, there are houses in our community that remain vacant and deteriorating, which has impact on our neighborhoods, our property values, the city coffers, and the community at large. To get an idea of the scope of the problem, members of CFOB have begun researching the issue and we have created a mechanism for citizens of Ormond to report vacant houses in their neighborhoods as part of that effort. You can anonymously submit information through the Ask CFOB function on our website. Please provide as much information as you can. If you have a question and/or would like a response, please remember to include your contact information as submissions are anonymous.
We have had some success in our efforts to address deteriorating neighborhoods. Chris Mason, the Neighborhood Improvement Manager for the City of Ormond Beach was our guest speaker for our April 13, 2016 meeting. He gave a presentation on the new changes to our code enforcement. You can find out more about the new code changes by visiting the Neighborhood Improvement Website.
Two activities have become defining endeavors for Citizens For Ormond Beach: the annual CFOB dinner, which enables us to recognize deserving citizens for their contributions to our city; and Ask CFOB. Ask CFOB allows citizens to ask a question they may have anonymously so that we can find out the answer and post it online. We encourage citizens of our fair city to use the function and to join us if they are so inclined.
Our 2016 Board Members:
President, Rita Press; Vice-President, Elizabeth Myers; Secretary-Treasurer, Ginny Turner; Webmaster, Shannon McLeish; Sue Parkerson, Martin Press, Charleen Evans-Thomas, Terry Mercer, Norman Lane, Kathy Grabow, Jerry Lapidus, Susan Wright, and Lee Dunkel.
Honorary Board Members: Brian Daly & Stefan Sibley
If you would like to support our work, pay your dues, or pay for your ticket to the annual dinner, please send a check to CFOB, P.O. Box 31, Ormond Beach, FL 32175, or use the link for PayPal below. If you are using PayPal to pay your dues or for the annual dinner, please include an extra $1 to cover PayPal's charges to us for the service.