Community Letter From County Administrator Joy Andrews – May 2024

Dear Residents of St. Johns County,

I am excited to announce that we’re pulling back the curtain on St. Johns County’s inner operations, and you’re invited to join us in the front row. This isn’t just about listening in; it’s about actively shaping the decisions that impact our community.

We’re launching our brand-new Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Workshop Series, representing a pivotal step in our commitment to open governance. Our aim is to provide you with unfiltered access to the dialogues among your County Operation staff as we plan for 2025. We want every voice to be heard and every perspective considered as we navigate the budgeting process for the upcoming fiscal year. This new Budget Workshop Series, from May 10 to May 20, is your direct access to the inner workings of County governance. From public safety to parks and recreation, economic development to health services, and everything in between, we’ll delve into the details of balancing revenues and expenditures and address operational needs for fiscal 2025—all broadcast live and recorded for your convenience.

Why are we doing this? Because we wholeheartedly believe in the power of community engagement.

Each of the 28 scheduled workshop sessions will be broadcast live and recorded for your convenience, allowing you to tune in from the comfort of your home or at our public broadcast locations throughout the county via GTV at A recording of each workshop will be available at within 72 hours of the session’s completion.

Additionally, we’ll provide avenues for you to share your feedback, ask questions, and contribute your ideas following each session. Your input will directly shape my final budget recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners in July, ensuring that our budgetary allocations align with the needs and aspirations of our community. To do so, after the sessions are completed, we will provide you with a special email address that you can use to ask questions or provide your feedback.

I invite you to join us on this journey of collaboration and co-creation as we work together to build a stronger, more vibrant St. Johns County. Your voice matters, and your participation will help design our operations, projects, and programs that affect us all.

For more information on workshop dates, topics, and how to get involved, please visit our website at

Thank you for your commitment to our community and willingness to engage in this vital dialogue. Together, we can create a brighter future for St. Johns County.

Warm regards,

Joy Andrews
County Administrator