County Administration


The County Administrator is the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and provides leadership, direction, and management to all County departments under the Board of County Commissioners, excluding the County Attorney. In addition to implementing the policies of the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration operates in full transparency to ensure all residents, businesses, and stakeholders are informed of County projects, programs, and initiatives.

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County Administration

Joy Andrews joined St. Johns County in 2006. Beginning her career with the County as a Budget Analyst for the Office of Management and Budget, she also held the position of Director of Health and Human Services before accepting the role as Deputy County Administrator in 2015. On Oct. 31, 2023 the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners selected Joy Andrews as County Administrator.

Andrews graduated from Nanjing University School of Law in 2002, where she concentrated on International Commerce and Trade Law. She served at the University’s Legal Aid Center before joining a private practice. In 2005, Andrews moved to the United States to attend the Kansas State University School of Public Administration, where she received a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Finance.

Andrews moved to St. Johns County in 2006, where she lives with her husband David and two boys, Gavin and Garrett.

P: (904) 209-0562

Brad Bradley, Esq. is a member of the Florida Bar and the Deputy County Administrator of Operations/Chief of Staff for the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners. He provides administrative oversight for the Public Works, Utilities, Public Safety, Facilities Management, Building Services, Management Information Systems, Veterans Services, and Land Management departments of St. Johns County government.

Prior to serving as Deputy County Administrator, Mr. Bradley was the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and Comptroller. In addition, he was previously a deputy sheriff and SWAT member, a felony prosecutor in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, and a private practice attorney. Mr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree, a Master in Public Administration degree, and a Juris Doctor degree.

P: (904) 209-0540

Colin Groff, P.E. is an alumnus of University of South Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering and has been working in the public services arena for various municipal agencies for the last 34 years. He provides administrative support for County infrastructure departments including Land Management, Public Works, Utilities, Growth Management, Coastal Management, Procurement, Facilities Management and Economic Development.

Prior to serving as Deputy County Administrator, Mr. Groff served as the Utility Director for the County. In addition, he was previously the Assistant City Manager for Boynton Beach, Fl., Technical Services Director for JEA and held other leadership positions with City of Tallahassee and City of Cape Coral along with experience in the private sector as an engineering consultant. Mr. Groff also serves on several committees and boards for engineering and construction trade groups representing a local government perspective.

P: (904) 209-2703

Sarah Taylor started her career with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners as a seasonal camp counselor while she was studying Political Science and playing volleyball at Flagler College. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree, she joined the Board of County Commissioners full-time in 2003. She continued her education and pursued a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Valdosta State University. Sarah served as the county’s Risk Manager for six years before transitioning into leadership roles within human resources. She served as the Director of Human Resources for two years before taking on the role of Assistant County Administrator for Community Services in 2021.

Currently, Sarah is the Chief Performance Officer and oversees manages the organization’s performance management and transparency initiatives. She evaluates the effectiveness of the organization’s operations and develops strategies to achieve excellence. In collaboration with the County Administrator, Sarah coordinates efforts to improve processes and performance to support the county’s vision, values, and leadership philosophy.

Sarah is a Florida native from Marion County and enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring various public facilities and parks across the state, and watching her kids play various sports. As former collegiate athletes, she and her husband continue to coach youth sports in the community.

P: (904) 209-0549