St. Johns County announces 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 (which runs Oct. 1, 2024, through Sept. 30, 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. There will be opportunities to watch the workshops in person or on the county’s government access channel. For details, go to

All budget workshops will take place at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. There will be limited seating available in the San Sebastian Conference Room. Additional seating in the County Auditorium will be available for those who choose to attend so that they can watch it on GTV. All budget workshop sessions will be broadcast live on GTV at A recording of each workshop will be made available at within three days of the completion of the session.

Once all budget workshop sessions have been completed, St. Johns County will announce a dedicated email address for members of the public to submit comments, questions and concerns about the budget process. County staff will read and reply to all public comments that seek a response with regard to the budget process in the days that follow.

The Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Workshop Sessions will take place on the dates listed below:

May 10 – Begins at 1 p.m.

  • Library Services
  • Grants and Legislative Affairs
  • Administration/Board of County Commissioners/Office of Management and Budget
  • Utility Services

May 13 – Begins at 1 p.m.

  • Veteran Services
  • Performance and Transparency
  • Economic Development and Incentives
  • Public Works and Solid Waste

May 14 – Begins at 1 p.m.

  • Building Services
  • Growth Management
  • Medical Examiner
  • Public Safety

May 15 – Begins at 2 p.m.

  • Tourism and Development Council
  • Parks and Recreation

May 16 – Begins at 9 a.m.

  • Human Resources
  • Risk Management
  • Agricultural Extension Services
  • County Attorney
  • Facilities Management

May 17 – Begins at 1 p.m.

  • Management Information Systems
  • Public Affairs
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health Department

May 20 – Begins at 9 a.m.

  • Land Management
  • Purchasing and Contract Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Coastal Management
  • Disaster Recovery

Additionally, the budget workshop sessions will be broadcast live at the St. Johns County Public Library System branches listed below:

  • May 10: Anastasia Island, Southeast, Main, Hastings, Bartram Trail
  • May 13: Anastasia Island, Hastings
  • May 14: Anastasia Island, Main
  • May 15: Anastasia Island
  • May 16: Anastasia Island
  • May 17: Anastasia Island, Bartram Trail
  • May 20: Anastasia Island, Main

In June, the St. Johns County Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will unveil a dedicated budgetary website for the public, providing a line-item workbook of the requested budget along with other budgetary materials. Unlike previous budget discussions, this year’s budget workshop sessions will not utilize a line-item workbook.

The county OMB will also use the budget workshop sessions and feedback from county administration to provide an overview of the budget workshop sessions to the Board of County Commissioners in June in preparation for submitting the Fiscal Year 2025 recommended budget in July, in accordance with Florida Statute 129.03. The Fiscal Year 2025 recommended budget will be made available to the public via the budgetary website and announced across St. Johns County platforms.

County budgets from previous fiscal years are available for the public to view at