Local Group Contacts

ANSWER Suncoast

A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is a national coalition of anti-war and civil rights organizations.

Contact: Juliana Musheyev; Bryan Ellis

Better Government Association

Mission: to promote good government in Sarasota County by enhancing public support for those measures that benefit our society and our neighborhoods.

Contacts: Ayse Somersan and Wade Matthews
Next meeting: THE VUE: MODEL OR MISTAKE? Selby Library Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2:00-4:00PM

Citizens for Sarasota County

Purpose: to promote ethical, responsive government that preserves and enhances Sarasota's unique natural environment and cultural heritage while building a sound local economy based on effective stewardship and innovation. 



Contact Persons: Cathy Antunes, Tom Matrullo, Bill Zoller

Control Growth Now

Mission: To promote reasonable controls on urban sprawl and traffic congestion; to protect our neighborhoods and the environment and to make growth pay its own way.

Contact: Dan Lobeck

League of Women Voters of Sarasota County

Mission: encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, influences public policy through education and advocacy


Manatee NAACP

Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club

Goals for the Year: 100% Renewable Campaign, Oppose Phosphate Mining, Climate Justice

General Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month 7pm - 9pm Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd of the Arts

Website: http://www.sierraclub.org/florida/manatee-sarasota
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Manatee-Sarasota-Sierra-Club-186754528016133/
Office: 2127 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229, Phone: 941-966-9508
Representative: Lynn Nilssen

Newtown Nation

Mission: to propose and advocate for those programs which will advance and improve the lives of the Newtown community. 


Contacts: Deanie Bergbreiter, Valerie Buchand, Lou Murray

Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations

Stand Up Fight Back SRQ


Our goal is to preserve Sarasota’s quality of life and return the citizens’ voice to the development approval process.

Contacts: Mike Lasche, Kate Lowman, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch

Suncoast Waterkeeper

The Nation Discussion Group

Transition Sarasota