Krista Joseph, District 4
Commissioner Krista Joseph
Term Expires: 2026
November 29, 2023 - Commissioner Joseph Commends St. Johns County Fire Rescue – In a heartwarming testament to community service, a St. Johns County resident recently contacted District 5 Commissioner Krista Joseph to thank St. Johns Fire Rescue for providing exceptional assistance during a time of need. Commissioner Joseph Commends St. Johns County Fire Rescue
November 7, 2023 - St. Johns County Recognizes November as Adoption Month – At the November 7, 2023, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Commissioner Krista Joseph presented a proclamation to Family Integrity Program (FIP) staff recognizing November as Adoption Month. SJC Recognizes November as Adoption Month
September 30, 2023 - St. Johns County Dedicates New Bus Stop for Safety of Children in Historic Elwood Community – Late last month, St. Johns County dedicated a brand-new bus stop at 7001 Second St. for the children of the historic Elwood community, once the epicenter of the area’s turpentine production. Darrell Johnson, co-manager of the Elwood Historical Business Adventure, Inc., presided over the dedication, which also heard comments from District 4 Commissioner Krista Joseph and SJC Public Works Director Greg Caldwell. New Elwood Bus Stop
October 3, 2023 - St. Johns County Recognizes 50th Anniversary of EPIC Behavioral Healthcare – At the October 3, 2023 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Commissioner Krista Joseph presented a proclamation to representatives from EPIC Behavioral Healthcare recognizing October 3rd, 2023 as the 50th Anniversary of EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. 50th Anniversary of EPIC Behavioral Healthcare Press Release and Photo
September 5, 2023 – St. Johns County Recognizes Library Card Sign-Up Month – Commissioner Krista Joseph presented St. Johns County Public Library System staff and supporters with a proclamation recognizing September as Library Card Sign-Up Month at the Sept. 5, 2023, Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. Library Card Sign-Up Month Press Release | Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3 | Photo 4
August 10, 2023 – St. Johns Track City USA – I want to take a moment to highlight the work of an organization called St. Johns Track City USA. St Johns Track City USA was founded with the goal of creating a culture of fun, excitement, education, and excellence for our track and field and running community. St. Johns Track City USA partners with other track and field and running organizations to bring fun amateur and elite events, speakers, and guests to our community in an effort to bring out the passion for running and inspire the next generation of athletes to strive to be the best version of themselves. St Johns Track City USA | Photo
August 1, 2023 – Anti-Littering Campaign with Ponte Vedra High School – I am looking forward to beginning an initiative with Ponte Vedra High School students eager to protect our beautiful community from littering and pollution! We are focused on cleaning our scenic beaches and roadways, promoting the proper disposal of garbage and recycling, and helping educate the community on properly tying down materials on vehicles and truck beds so it does not end up in our environment.
July 18, 2023 – Protecting Our Trees – I am making every effort possible to amend the St. Johns County tree ordinance as it applies to developers to address clear-cutting. I presented 14 suggestions to the BOCC at the July 18 meeting for consideration. You can watch my presentation here. Like so many of you, I want to maintain Florida's natural beauty. I hope to bring this back to the Board for further consideration at a future meeting.
July 6, 2023 – Feeding Families with Epic-Cure – I am grateful to be able to support the work of Epic-Cure, a wonderful organization focused on food distribution assistance for those in need. I am always excited at the opportunity to volunteer with this amazing group, which feeds an average of 22,000 people per week! Learn more here. Feeding Families with Epic-Cure Photo
July 1, 2023 – Get Involved! – If you're a resident of St. Johns County, I want to hear from you! Your opinion matters to me. You can attend any Board of County Commissioners meeting on the first and third Tuesday of each month and speak on any topic at 11:30 a.m. during Public Comment. Call me at 904-209-0304 or email me at email@example.com to talk about any issue that interests you. I encourage you to stay up to date on all the latest developments within our community by using the County's Development Tracker. If you see me out in public, please call me Krista. Even though I am a Commissioner, I am just like you: a proud St. Johns County resident wanting the best for our community.
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About Commissioner Joseph
Krista Joseph has lived in Florida since 2007 – ten of those years in St. Johns County. Her first job in the public service sector was a governor-appointed position on the Citrus County Hospital Board; she was confirmed by the Senate for a second term and helped turn around a failing hospital while saving millions in taxpayer dollars.
A mother of five, including two U.S. Navy SEALs, Krista is a frequent speaker to local organizations, inspiring others with memories of her son Charlie Keating IV. In 2016, Charlie was killed in a firefight with ISIS. His death made Krista a Gold Star Mom – a distinction no mother wants but which is worn with pride. She continues to be interviewed by Fox and Friends about her son’s sacrifices. Krista is an award-winning author of the Big-Hearted Charlie series of children’s books. Her most notable book is Charlie Don’t Be a Hero, A Mother’s Story of the Extraordinary Life of Her Son, U.S. Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV.
Krista attended the University of Arizona on a full academic and sports scholarship and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-TV with a minor in marketing. She lettered in running and track eight times. Krista went on to be named high school cross-country Coach of the Year in Arizona. She also coached track in St. Johns County as a volunteer at Ocean Palms Elementary. A lifetime athlete, Krista ran her first marathon at age 12.
Krista lives with her husband Ron, an orthopedic surgeon, and her teenage daughter Ali – an avid swimmer on the Ponte Vedra High School swim team and Planet Swim Team. Ron holds up his end in this family of athletes - he brought home an Olympic bronze medal in figure skating at age 19.
In addition to the speaking engagements described above, Krista volunteers for the Daughters of the American Revolution and Our Lady Star of the Sea – the church her family attends.