2017 - 2018
Open To The Public - Please Plan To Attend & Bring A Friend Or Neighbor!
Coffee & Sweets for meet & greet at 6:30; meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Next NACA Meeting January 24, 2018
Dan Lobeck Guest Speaker

Co-Founder & President of Control Growth Now
Many important topics will be discussed including:  Traffic Congestion; Over-Development; Impact Fees On New
Construction; Long-Term Planning For The Benefit Of Residents
Check Back Closing To The Meeting For Additional Information & Opportunity To Ask Questions In Advance For
Addressing During The Meeting!

NACA President Bill Cantrell and Lt. Scott, Sarasota County Sheriff Deputy
October 2017 NACA Quarterly Meeting
Here's A Video Of This Meeting


Free Money for Your Neighborhood!
NACA Public Meeting
Tuesday, JULY 25th, 7:00 pm, Nokomis Community Center

Here's A Video Of This Meeting

Miranda Lansdale, Community Outreach Specialist - Thank You For Being Our NACA Guest Speaker!

 Sarasota County Neighborhood Services educates, involves and empowers residents to collaborate with the county so they have a better understanding of the scope and process of county projects.  On a larger scale, Neighborhood Services is responsible for the implementation of neighborhood plans.

Put our County’s programs to work for your neighborhood.  Neighborhood Grants program matches county funding to your neighborhood-initiated project.  You are invited to listen and meet Miranda Lansdale, Community Outreach Specialist from Sarasota County Government | Planning and Development Services Department-Neighborhood Services.  The program will include detailed information on Grant Writing and how your neighborhood can maximize its efforts.  This will be most informative for all, especially HOA Board Members!!

  Sarasota County Neighborhood Services is excited to announce a new program for 2017, the Neighborhood Challenge. Come learn more about how your neighborhood can compete against other Sarasota County communities to be the greenest, healthiest, most involved neighborhood in the county.

See you soon and bring a friend!!


April 25, 2017
Featured Guest Speaker
Sarasota County Administrator - Tom Harmer

County Administrator Tom Harmer speaks to NACA

Pictured Are Leeanne Stavarz, Bill Cantrell, Mark Hawkins & Pat McCarthy
Leeanne, Bill and Patrick are NACA Board Members.  Mark Hawkins is a
Sarasota County Planning Commissioner.

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 P.M.
Nokomis Community Center
234 Nippino Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
Coffee/Sweets at 6:30 - Come early and chat with officials, friends & neighbors.


Co-Founder & President of Control Growth Now

A recent poll of Sarasota County residents indicated their biggest concern was growth and its affect to our quality of life. For over 25 years
Control Growth Now has attempted to protect and enhance all that makes Sarasota County a special place to live, work and visit.

 Are you concerned about the impacts of development on neighborhood compatibility, traffic and the environment?  Do you believe growth should
be made to pay its own way rather than the costs of growth placed on the backs of the taxpaying public?  Then come to our February 7th meeting
and hear guest speaker, Control Growth Now president Dan Lobeck.  Mr. Lobeck’s presentation is: “Protecting our Community”, how to keep
Sarasota County a desirable place to live, visit and do business. 

 Mr. Lobeck is a long-time Sarasota County attorney specializing in neighborhood associations.
He is also an expert in government & managing growth & local taxes.

See you soon & bring a friend!


Pictured here is State Senator Greg Steube; State Representative Julio Gonzalez is to the right.
See Video Of Forum

Open To The Public

October 25th, 2016

General Election Candidate Forum
Sarasota Board Of County Commission Candidates
Mike Moran (Republican) vs. Fredd Atkins (Democrat)

Florida State Senate District 23
Greg Steube (Republican) vs. Frank Alcock (Democrat)

Florida State House Of Representatives District 74
Dr. Julio Gonzalez (Republican) vs. Manny Lopez (Democrat)

Here Is The Video Of The July 26, 2016
Candidates For Sarasota County Commission & FL State Senate District 23 Participated

July 2016 NACA Newsletter (PDF)

April 2016 NACA Guest Speaker
ABC Channel 7 Weatherman Bob Harrigan


ABC 7's Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan has been forecasting Suncoast weather for 30 years.  He will be NACA’s guest speaker on Tuesday, April 26th at the Nokomis Community Center, discussing hurricane and severe weather preparedness for our Nokomis Community.  Before coming to Sarasota in 1985, Bob worked for the National Weather Service as a weather observer, and as an instructor in weather forecasting and micro-computer classes at the University of Kansas

Bob has been voted by the Bradenton Herald readers as the "Best Television Meteorologist" in the Tampa bay area over 5 times. He has also been voted the "Best Television Personality" by Sarasota Magazine several times.  Bob has been designated a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society. 

"The Suncoast is the lightning capitol of North America, and it's essential for survival to know safety tips that can save lives."  It should be noted the importance of the fact that perhaps a majority of our residents have never personally experienced a hurricane, and likely, would not be adequately prepared for a severe storm. 

Doors will open at 6:30 PM with our program beginning at 7:00 PM.  This is the first time Bob has been a guest speaker to NACA.  We are very excited to have Bob join us.  His presentations are most informative and very popular…..Please plan to join us & bring a friend.

NACA Quarterly Meeting
Monday, January 25, 2016
Nokomis Community Center
234 Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Coffee & Sweets for meet and greet at 6:30; meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker - Charles Hines
Sarasota County Commissioner

Newsletter Describing This Event

October 26, 2015 Quarterly Meeting

Guest Speaker - Alan Maio
Sarasota County Commissioner


Recent meeting held on July 28th

Sarasota County Sheriff, Tom Knight, is bringing is "Command Team" many of which are newer to the position, introducing them to the community and allowing them to outline their role in the organization and community.  The floor will be open to questions, comments and discussion

NACA Quarterly Meeting
Monday, April 20, 2015

Congressmen Vern Buchanan and Bill Shuster
speaking to NACA Town Hall meeting


Free, Open To The Public
Where:    Nokomis Community Center;   234 Nippino Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275

Time:      5:00 p.m.  coffee/sweets (chat with neighbors, community leaders & elected officials); meeting at 5:30 p.m.



United States Congressman
Florida 16th District Vern Buchanan

CONGRESSMAN VERN BUCHANAN is graciously returning to NACA, and will be our featured guest speaker in a TOWN HALL question and answer format.  

Undoubtedly, Mr. Buchanan will share his insights on what is happening in Washington D.C., and in the world as it pertains to America.  Please join us on April 20th, as look forward to learning from a primary source about what’s going on in the federal government, the U.S. Congress and America.

Congressman Buchanan is the only Florida member of Congress to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade, health care and Social Security. Mr. Buchanan is an outspoken advocate of reforming the U.S. tax code to make it simpler and fairer. He also serves on the Trade and Health subcommittees on Ways and Means.

For an added bonus Congressman Buchanan is being joined by his colleague Congressman Bill Shuster, 9th District of Pennsylvania.  Congressman Shuster is the Chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

United States Congressman
Pennsylvania  9th District Bill Shuster

We look forward to you joining us in welcoming Congressman Buchanan, and Congressman Shuster, to Nokomis and learning more about many important issues impacting American life and well being.



John Ask, Government Affairs Liaison
Nokomis Area Civic Association – NACA


Map For The 16th Congressional District Of Florida

Map For Location Of The Nokomis Community Center
234 Nippino Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275


NACA Board Members:
Bruce Dillon, Patrick McCarthy, Victor Bagnardi, Bill Cantrell, Robert Merrill, John Ask

Voice Of Nokomis Newsletter Editor – Valerie Grey



Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Nokomis Community Center
Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst
will be our featured guest speaker.


We will also have many updates regarding happenings in Mid-County including:
1.  FDOT will provide an overview of the road widening project from Tamiami Trl
from roughly Bird Bay to Center Road - also known as Venice Bypass.

2.  The initiative to extend Legacy Trl updates.

3. We are hoping that candidates for the various elected offices on the upcoming
November 4th ballot will be present too!  This affords our Nokomis community to
meet future leaders "first hand" and ask questions.


July 22, 2014 - Nokomis Community Center
Candidates forum - Florida State Representative
Sarasota County Commissioner

April 22, 2014 - Nokomis Community Center
Featured Guest Speak - Congressman Vern Buchanan, Town Hall Meeting

January 27, 2014 Quarterly Meeting
Sarasota County Commissioner Charles Hines, and SCOPE Interim Director John McCarthy were the guest speakers.

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October 21, 2013 Meeting
Sheriff Tom Knight provided the HELICOPTER, S.W.A.T. Horses, and K-9 for close up presentations and picture taking.

Congressman Vern Buchanan - Speaking at a NACA
Town Hall Meeting In April 2013

County Commission Chair, Carolyn Mason, chats with School Board
President, Jane Goodwin, at NACA

January, 2013 NACA Quarter Meeting

Featured Speakers Were State Senator Nancy Detert, State Representative Ray Pilon, State Representative Doug Holder

State Senator NANCY DETERT; State Representative RAY PILON; State Representative DOUG HOLDER were our featured speakers in a forum setting



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