St. Johns County Recognizes Former Commissioner Paul Waldron

At the Dec. 5 St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Regular Meeting, former County Commissioner Paul Waldron was posthumously honored for his community contributions and public service with a presentation to his family for “Paul Waldron Day.” Waldron passed away in October 2022.

After a video tribute was broadcast, the Waldron family was presented a blue and black teardrop shaped art glass award to honor his life and legacy to the community. The presentation included remarks from Florida Farm Bureau President and former BOCC Chair Jeb Smith. He said in part, “It is an emotional time for many. It is hard to lose a servant, a gentleman, a man of temperance and compassion. It is difficult to lose a friend, a husband, a father, and gifted leader. We have had to move on to our respective duties and tasks and assume our responsibilities. However, it is a blessing to bring to remembrance a genuine servant of the people of this County.” Smith also shared a personal poem about Waldron.

A lifelong resident of St. Johns County, Waldron was a true champion for residents, always putting their needs first. He served honorably as the representative for District 3 in the County’s southeastern region after being elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020. As a small business owner, Waldron always brought a business approach to the organizations he served. As commissioner, Waldron served on various committees, including the Northeast Florida Regional Council, the Recreation Advisory Board, and the Tourist Development Council.