Greater Titusville RenaissanceA community volunteer initiative which seeks to enhance our quality of life through the thoughtful balance of nature and commerce, the inspiration and initiation of arts and culture, and the preservation and showcasing of our pristine natural resources.
Robin L. Fisher
District 1 Commissioner
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
As I think about all that we've accomplished this past year, I have a few favorites that are real game changers for North Brevard. Collaboration has fueled our recent growth and we are on a fast pace forward.
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Downtown Titusville Friday Night Live
Greater Titusville Renaissance Inc., is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to embark on an exciting path of revitalization by celebrating our natural and historic resources, cultivating arts and culture, and energizing our economy in North Brevard County.† GTR was formed by a group of concerned citizens of North Brevard who wanted to make a difference in their community.† Lead by founders, Commissioner Robin Fisher and Mayor Jim Tulley, the organization has grown to several hundred volunteers and supporters coming together to actively participate in the regeneration of our community. GTR's major works are divided into four main programs:† Business Development, Corridors and Beautification, the Arts and Culture, and Youth Programs.† These committees led by volunteers from our community, are actively engaged in the planning, and implementation for a brighter future for North Brevard.† Projects already in progress include the Annual Art & Algorithms Digital Art Festival, the partnership with Keep Brevard Beautiful with litter clean-up, the Titusville Entrepreneur Meetup Group, †the Young Professionals for GTR, and the Youth Volunteer Development Initiative. And we have more programs in the works!† We need you to join the Renaissance and help make it happen!
Volunteer opportunities: †GTR's mission is to embark on an exciting path of revitalization by celebrating our natural and historic resources, cultivating arts and culture, and energizing our economy through business development in North Brevard.† Become a part of the Renaissance of our community and help make positive changes to our community. eMail: email@example.com
Committees are at work promoting growth in the following areas.
We invite you to pick a committee and join us.
The mission of the Business Development Committee is to encourage the commitment of leadership and resources toward creating a vital, livable, walkable community where business is supported and sustained, and where the character of the community (e.g. Nature, History, Space) is appropriately considered and incorporated, while seeking to enhance county and city economic development efforts.
The Business Development committee's pilot projects include: the creation an Arts/Entertainment District in downtown Titusville (from Julia Street to Garden Street) that, ultimately, connects with Sandpoint and Marina Parks and the purchase and rebirth of Miracle City Mall as a streetscape multi-use destination.
Where possible, we will first seek to maximize existing local businesses and add new concepts to create a vibrant, optimal marketing mix in the downtown district. Once this endeavor is successfully initiated, we will tackle other projects on the list below.
The approach to be used will be a Weed, Feed & Seed approach. While committee work may be done simultaneously, we will be disciplined and complete steps as sequentially as possible.
Corridors & Beautification
The Greater Titusville Renaissance Steering Committee recognized immediately that our corridors need improvement. Since these are the avenues by which our visitors first view our community, it is imperative that they present a "first-class" impression. The Corridor Committee portion of the Steering Committee decided to tackle three main corridors: Washington Ave (US-1), Cheney Highway (SR-50) and Garden Street (SR-406). In order to take best advantage of our initial group of volunteers, the team was divided into three sub-committees.
The three corridor sub-committees offer volunteers a chance to make a real difference in our community. The ideas outlined above are only an early sampling of some of the actions that have been envisioned to date. Ultimately we will rely on the creativity, initiate and hard work of many dedicated citizens to bring vision to reality. The Greater Titusville Renaissance is not just about how we look; it is also about how we think about our community. Citizen concern and action will make the difference.
- Medians and Landscaping
- Litter Control
The Beautification Committee works together with Keep Brevard Beautiful North Chapter. Our projects include Adopt-A-Roadway Program, beautification of Sand Point Park US 1 entrance, and Keep Amercia Beautiful Trash Bash.
Chairs Kathleen Burson and Donna Brenner
Arts & Culture
There is growing evidence that thoughtful investment in arts and culture initiatives can generate significant economic benefits for cities. With the right strategy and implementation we are working toward creating increases in property values, revenues and jobs. "Placemaking" is not just the act of fixing up a space, but rather a whole process that creates the kind of places where people want to work, live and play. Community input is essential to the placemaking process. "In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities" (National Endowment for the Arts).
This committee will focus on capitalizing on arts and culture, considering North Brevard's current assets, inspiration and potential. In order to understand our resources better and to foster successful social networks and initiatives we are recruiting local citizens to invest their time and talent in research, planning and moving forward with proactive, evidence based activities. Through deliberate fact-finding, research, and analysis, the ultimate success will be to create public spaces that promote health, happiness and wellbeing; encourage businesses and organizations to relocate and/or expand; and celebrate the uniqueness of our waterfront community.
Community Arts Initiative
The committee is seeking volunteers to help coordinate educational and volunteer programs with the Brevard County Schools Senior High Students. If you are interested please contact the GTR office.
Chair Pam O'Kell
In order to help keep our bright, young citizens living and working in North Brevard, GTR introduced a new program in 2015. Young Professionals for GTR is a group of 20-40 year olds who believe in our community. In 2016 GTR plans to introduce the Renaissance Academy, working with high school students in civic responsibility. By providing a platform and a voice for the young people within our community, we are encouraging civic engagement and passionately building future leaders for North Brevard.
Monthly Networking Events! • Professional Development! • Community Projects! • Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser
For more information join our Face Book Group
Chair Laura Anne Pray
A CoWork Space in Titusville
for Entrepreneurs, Independent Professional, Freelancers and Startup Businesses.
COlaunch is the place for you! Through membership offerings, you can have:
- Looking to start your own business?
- Already in the process but need assistance?
- Independent Professional/Freelance?
- Work from home but would rather work in a more productive environment?
"Coworking is affordable, full of startup geeks like you and way cooler than any office you could afford." - INC Magazine
- A professional business address,
- A place to work from that offers fast speed wifi, fax, copier, printer, scanning equipment,
- Conference rooms,
- Access to workshops and business resources,
- Networking events,
- Support and mentoring
- Information on business financing
- Launch parties both Rockets & Businesses
- and FREE COFFEE
- Oh, and a beautiful view of the Indian River Lagoon!
COlaunch is preparing to open it's doors in early April.
For more information contact Cathy Musselman, Program Manager
321-607-6512 --- Cathy@colaunch.biz
2323 S. Washington Ave. Ste 102, Titusville, FL 32780
CLICK HERE FOR A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
COlaunch is a program of the North Brevard Economic Development Zone and the Greater Titusville Renaissance.
Are you happy with your community? Do you like the way North Brevard looks? Can you convince someone to move here? Maybe it's time you decided to join the Greater Titusville Renaissance! The end of the Space Shuttle Program has brought an enormous challenge to the citizens of Greater Titusville, but not one that we haven't met and conquered before.
Greater Titusville is Open For Business! We are poised to become an economic engine in Central Florida with an eye to the future offering a unique business and social environment.
The North Brevard
Economic Development Zone
The establishment of an Economic Development Zone with tax increment funding will allow the North Brevard area to formulate and focus on a strategy for economic development and job creation that is desperately needed in the wake of Space Center layoffs. The tax increment revenues generated by the establishment of the Economic Zone would be administered by a dependent special district focusing on North Brevard and the Titusville community. Effective economic development incentives and community redevelopment requires the establishment of dedicated funding mechanisms. Our competitors do this and are succeeding! - Continued
The Communications Committee acts as the liaison between each of the other Greater Titusville Renaissance Committees and the community by updating social media and the website on an ongoing basis.
Communication Committee members are also ambassadors for Greater Titusville Renaissance by making presentations to community groups and organizations to solicit volunteer support in order to accomplish our mission and vision. Request a presentation to your group or organization!
Please use this form to contact us: GTR Contact Form.
What I'm Thankful For†ROBIN'S TOP 12 of 2014† Robin Fisher
Brevard County Commissioner, District 1
I've just finished my 6th year as your District 1 Commissioner.† I regularly find myself thankful for the trust you've placed in me to be of service†to you.† We've been working hard on some very large projects that are coming to fruition and I want you to know how much I appreciate you and how we work together for the good of our community.† Click this link to read what I'm most thankful for as your Commissioner.† Happy New Year!† 2015 is OUR year!
Greater Titusville Renaissance Welcomes Our New Executive Director - Cathy Musselman
The Greater Titusville Renaissance is pleased to announce Cathy Musselman as its new Executive Director. Musselman brings more than 20 years of business and non profit management experience to GTR. Most recently, she served as an Entrepreneur Coach and Startup Quest Training facilitator for CareerSource Brevard. Musselman will begin her new position at the Greater Titusville Renaissance October 1, 2014.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of GTR, I am very excited to welcome Cathy Musselman as the new executive director," said Board President Matt Barringer. "Her wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership will help Greater Titusville Renaissance move forward in its mission to encourage business development, enhance the arts and culture and continue the beautification of North Brevard."
As executive director of GTR, Musselman will oversee an organization whose purpose is to help revitalize the North Brevard community through business development, arts and culture and beautification. "I live in the greater Titusville area and this is my community. I look forward to connecting with the people and businesses in our community and continue to make great strides in the greater Titusville area."
Greater Titusville Renaissance is a grassroots, non-profit community volunteer initiative which seeks to enhance the quality of life through the thoughtful balance of nature and commerce, the inspiration and initiation of arts and culture and the preservation and showcasing of the areas pristine natural resources. The Greater Titusville Renaissance office is located at the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000 S Washington Ave. Titusville, FL.
Greater Titusville Renaissance to Host
Food Trucks Downtown
Generally third MondaysMonday, April 18, 2016 — 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Julia Street Parking Lot &
Downtown Titusville, Florida
Dining Pavilion Hosted by Seacoast Bank
2017 Indian River Festival
Art & Algorithms Festival
When you are done with most of your work, shopping, eating, sleeping ... and it's time for a break:
There are lots of refreshing activities in North Brevard.
For starters, North Brevard is a
Base Station for "Soft Adventures."
Dozens of fun / interesting destinations and activities right here in the Greater Titusville area.
Websites with links to details and print-outs that help you track your progress as you explore our communities.
The North Brevard Business & Community Directory
Has more than 4,500 webpages relating to North Brevard indexed by Google
Google finds more than 20,000 outside webpages that link to one of these webpages.
Here are links to some of the most helpful webpages.
Places to Go
Things to do.
Brief descriptions with links
to detailed websites.
Plan ahead with the NBBD
Calendar of Events
List of events with links to details.
Get "close to" reminders here.
A perspective on
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with websites on the NBBD that
currently help support the NBBD.
Calendars of EventsGreater Titusville Renaissance • • City of Titusville • • Chamber of Commerce
This site is being set up in cooperation with the Greater Titusville Renaissance.
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