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Waterfronts Advisory Board

The Waterfronts Board generally meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Currently there are three vacancies on the Waterfronts Advisory Board, if you live in the city limits please submit a volunteer application if you are interested. 

Board Members:

Joan B. Luebbe- Chair

Phillis Rosetti-Mercer

James Baumstark

Lynn Marcum

Rocky Rich, Jr.-Vice-Chair

Mike Engiles

Lisa Morris - Staff Liaison

Mayor Jim Farley-Liaison


Kings Bay


September 18, 2003 proved to be a bright day for the future of the Crystal River waterfront, the day the Florida Department of Community Affairs announced that the City of Crystal River was selected as a community in the Waterfronts Florida Partnership Program.

After receiving the designation, a community receives intensive technical assistance and limited financial assistance from the Department of Community Affairs, resulting in a new or refined community-designed vision plan (special area management plan),  to guide the revitalization of the community's designated waterfront area. We are proud to have been the recipient of this grant. After the two year period was over, the Waterfront Advisory Board was established by City Council vote in May, 2006 passing Ordinance # 06-O-10.

To read more about the Department of Community Affairs Waterfronts Partnership Program please click here DCA:

OUR WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD meets the first Tuesday of each month in City Hall Council Chamber.  Our meetings are called to order at 5:30 p.m. and we do have time for public input toward the end of our session, so please join us.  If you would like to present a program or ideas for our consideration, please e-mail  Lisa Morris  to see if we can add you to our agenda for the next meeting.

VISION:  Crystal River is a unique waterfront community that balances the preservation and enhancement of its environmental resources with eco-friendly business and residential practices.

MISSION:  To determine the actions, policies and practices necessary to preserve and enhance the Crystal River waterfront through proven scientific studies and identified needs of the residential and business communities. 


  • strive to ensure abundant clean waterways in Crystal River and Kings Bay
  • strive to ensure the protection of our unique spring shed, protection of the manatee, wildlife, and other environmental assets
  • promote the education of residents and visitors regarding the protection of the manatee
  • promote the establishment of eco-friendly businesses
  • collect relevant data
  • promote intergovernmental cooperation


  • promote Florida friendly yards and neighborhoods
  • promote safe disposal of scallop shells
  • waterway management around Three Sisters Springs
  • promote environmentally sound and neighbor friendly recreational use of Kings Bay and connecting waters by use of educational information for our visitors and residents
  • continually monitor water use permits for Citrus County
  • study and make recommendation regarding user fees for waterfront facilities


Waterfronts Bylaws 2018
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City of Crystal River

123 NW HWY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428

Ph: (352) 795-4216

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