Z-DRAFT – 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.


Florida Museum of Black History

St. Johns County was notified on April 15 by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources that its proposal to be the home of the first Florida Museum of Black History scored within the top four prospective locations. St. Johns County is currently the number one ranked location by the Florida Museum of Black History Task Force, followed by Eatonville/Orange County, Sarasota, and Opa Locka.

Citizen’s Academy

St. Johns County has launched a new citizens academy called SJC 101. The program invites citizens to participate in activities and presentations to learn more about county government. For more information visit www.sjcfl.us/sjc101.

FY 2025 Budget Workshop Series

As part of County Administrator Joy Andrews’ framework for open governance and efficiency, St. Johns County is unveiling a transformative Budget Workshop Series for Fiscal Year 2025. This enhanced series of workshops, from May 10 to May 20, will amplify public engagement and encourage collaborative discussions about the budgeting process for County departments and services. The emphasis of these discussions will be on respective challenges, resource needs, and projected service delivery to the community. For details, visit www.sjcfl.us/2025Budget.

State of the County Speaking Tour

St. Johns County Administrator Joy Andrews will present a State of the County during her community speaking tour over the coming months. This presentation will feature updates on the County’s efforts to address traffic with the expansion of new and wider roads, the plan to build five new regional parks, a public safety program to add more fire stations, an update on the County’s 2050 Comprehensive Plan, details on how the County is creating new job opportunities, information about past and future County initiatives.

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
E: jqandrews@sjcfl.us

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
E: bbradley@sjcfl.us

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
E: cgroff@sjcfl.us