April 2024 Newsletter

Temporary Closure of Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Parking April 1-5

For public safety, St. Johns County will temporarily close public access to Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Parking and beach access in the area from Monday, April 1, to Friday, April 5, as it continues to work on the $38.6 million Ponte Vedra Beach Restoration Project. The public can stay updated on the project and beach parking closures at www.sjcfl.us/PVB and by using the County’s mobile app SJC Connect, available at www.sjcfl.us/SJC-ConnectThe County released a video explaining the project, which you can watch here.

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Chamber EDC Breakfast Feb. 23 2024

County Affirms Commitment to Keep IMAX Theater Open

Following the recent transition of ownership of the IMAX Theater and World Golf Hall of Fame building, St. Johns County has reaffirmed its dedication to keeping the IMAX Theater open to the public.

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St. Johns County Confirms Sean McGee as Fire Chief

On March 19, 2024, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved Sean McGee as the new Fire Chief of St. Johns County Fire Rescue. Chief McGee has served in St. Johns County Fire Rescue for more than 25 years, operating as a Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, and finally as a Battalion Chief for the past 11 years.

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Parks and Recreation Launches “Enjoy, Don’t Destroy” Anti-Vandalism Campaign

The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department is launching “Enjoy, Don’t Destroy” – an anti-vandalism campaign aimed at preserving the cleanliness and beauty of our County’s beautiful public resources and conserving County funds. Enjoy, Don’t Destroy will officially launch with a public kickoff event at Julington Creek Plantation Park, located at 3060 Racetrack Road, St. Johns, at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 5.

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Christian Whitehurst

District 1 News


Sarah Arnold


District 2 News


Roy Alaimo

Vice Chair

District 3 News


Krista Joseph

District 4 News


Henry Dean

District 5 News

County Begins Acquisition Process of North Beach Utilities

On March 20, 2024, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved St. Johns Utility District (SJCUD) starting the acquisition process of North Beach Utilities, Inc. (NBU) for water and wastewater services to approximately 1,400 customers in the Vilano Beach area. A public hearing will be held on May 7, as required by Florida statutes, to determine the public interest and present the negotiated purchase and sale agreement.

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Public Works Competes in APWA Northeast Florida Road-eo

The St. Johns County Public Works Road and Bridge Division recently competed in the annual APWA Northeast Florida Road-eo. This event tests the skills of equipment operators with six different competitions. The Road and Bridge Division had 10 operators who competed in this event. Watch the video recap here.

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County Advances Shore Drive Trail Project, Honoring Legacy of Late Commissioner Paul Waldron

The Board of County Commissioners proudly announces its commitment to honoring the enduring legacy of the late Commissioner Paul Waldron by advancing the Shore Drive Trail Project. This initiative reflects Commissioner Waldron’s unwavering advocacy for enhancing equal access to natural beauty and waterways, prioritizing safety, and ensuring ADA accessibility in all policy decisions.

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County Launches New Website and Mobile App

At the Feb. 20 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, a new wave of digital communication and public engagement was announced with the launch of a new website and mobile app.

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Please note that the new monthly St. Johns County newsletter is a replacement for the quarterly district newsletters that were previously issued.

A Spanish translation of this newsletter is available on the County website. The County website features multiple options in the Select Language tab near the top right of every web page that can be utilized at any time by readers.

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