Historic St. Augustine Area Council



The Historic St. Augustine Area Council meets monthly to address issues within the historic district such as historic preservation, tourism, and business growth.



Richard Pinto, Historic St. Augustine Council Chair

Meetings:  Historic St. Augustine Council meets the second Friday of each month (click for calendar). The meetings feature a guest speaker presenting relevant information to you and your business. Meetings are designed to bring members the most current information on tourism trends, local and state initiatives that have economic impact on business in the historic district, and work to make the nation's oldest city a better place for residents and visitors.

Access to Historic Council meetings and events are a Chamber membership benefit. No additional membership cost is required. The council is open to Chamber members living or conducting business in the historic downtown St. Augustine area.


  • Identified a need to help local businesses solve an issue of increased panhandling in the historic district. Worked with City Commission in support of stronger panhandling ordinance. 
  • Ongoing support of the non-issuance of permits to vendors conducting business in the Plaza De La Constitucion. The council recognizes that issuing permits to vendors to conduct business in the Plaza constitutes an unfair competition to the downtown merchants who are regulated and taxed to do business.




Historic St. Augustine Council Board

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