The DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. blossomed out of the DeLeon Springs Merchant’s Association, a group of local merchants who wanted to see DeLeon Springs businesses prosper and the downtown corridor improved.
In 2011, the DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. incorporated as a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to “making DeLeon Springs A Better Place to Live, Work and Play”.
The DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. Mission Statement:
“DSCA, Inc. strives to foster positive economic and cultural advancement within the community of DeLeon Springs, Florida, while preserving its rural nature and agricultural heritage. As stewards of this remarkable area, DSCA, Inc. works to cultivate an appreciation for the environmental treasures that abound in DeLeon Springs, through education, awareness, and conservation of natural resources. DSCA, Inc. is dedicated to providing opportunities to increase and enhance community spirit, volunteerism and civic responsibility, thereby improving quality of life for all.”
Our mission is broad and includes a wide range of volunteers across the community, whose dedication drives our efforts and has accomplished outstanding goals including the now annual “Art Among The Trees” Fine Arts and Music Festival the second Saturday in April; the annual “Autumn in The Oaks” Arts, Music and Crafts Festival and the Annual Ponce DeLeon Look Alike Contest, both held the third Saturday in October.
This organization spent 2013 working with Volusia County to create a district overlay to define a downtown area, eliminate split zoning in the downtown corridor, and worked with Volusia County and FDEP to create the LEAD 1 and LEAD 2 (Local Economic Advancement District) Brownfield Designations, a historic first for unincorporated Volusia County!
We have provided numerous scholarships to support local churches, schools, organizations and individuals, offered educational opportunities, promoted student art in McInnis Elementary School and continued to prod the FDEP to excavate the underground fuel plume under Highway 17 in order to protect our water supply, our beloved DeLeon Spring and the health of our community.
These are lofty goals and accomplishments for a tiny, unincorporated community, and our volunteers make it all happen with gusto, guts and good humor!
Please take a few moments to peruse the ‘tabs’ at the top of this page and take a look at what we’re up to. And please consider joining us as a member, as your dues fund the strides we are making to revitalize DeLeon Springs!
Monthly meetings are held in the Historic Porter House, 5030 Highway 17 North, DeLeon Springs, 32130, 6:00 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month and are free, open to the public and include refreshments! For further information contact the DSCA, Inc. at (386) 717-5786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DeLeon Springs Community Association, Inc. Monthly Meeting
DATE: Tuesday September 9, 2014
TIME: Business begins promptly at 6:00 p.m., refreshments to follow
LOCATION: Historic Porter House, DeLeon Springs
5030 Hwy. 17 N, DeLeon Springs
Business Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month and begin promptly at 6:00pm with social time and refreshments to follow, at 5030 US Hwy. 17 North, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130.
Meeting dates for 2014
|January 14 |
|July 8 |
You need not be a member to attend, in fact we encourage all interested parties to drop by and meet us at any meeting. We are all about getting to know each other and network for the common good of DeLeon Springs. We would love to hear everyone's ideas about how to make our town a better place!