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 few 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 researched the issue and created a mechanism for Ormond citizens to report vacant houses in their neighborhoods. 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 also recommend contacting Chris Mason, the Neighborhood Improvement Manager for the City of Ormond Beach and visiting the Neighborhood Improvement Website.
In addition to Ask CFOB, which allows citizens to ask a question anonymously and have the answer posted online, another defining endeavor for Citizens For Ormond Beach is the annual CFOB dinner, which enables us to recognize deserving citizens for their contributions to our city. This year, 2017, we are honoring Dr. Pamela Carbiener for her work with pregnant mothers. The dinner will be held Wednesday, October 11 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center.
Our 2018 Board Members:
President, Rita Press; Vice-President, Elizabeth Myers; Secretary-Treasurer, Ginny Turner; Webmaster, Shannon McLeish; Sue Parkerson, Martin Press,, Terry Mercer, Norman Lane, Kathy Grabow, Jerry Lapidus, Susan Wright, Lee Dunkel, and Belinda Davis.
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.