Jeb S. Smith   

District 2 

Board of County Commissioners

P: 904.209.0302

C: 904.325.4182





2/1 - Planning and Zoning Agency

2/5 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board

2/6 - Board of County Commissioners

2/15 - Planning and Zoning Agency

2/20 - Board of County Commissioners



3/1 - Planning and Zoning Agency
3/5 - Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board
3/6 - Board of County Commissioners
3/12 - Tourist Development Council 
3/15 - Planning and Zoning Agency
3/20 - Board of County Commissioners

All meeting dates are subject to change. Please visit www.sjcfl.us for current meeting information. 

For upcoming St. Augustine Amphitheatre or Ponte Vedra Concert Hall events please call 904.209.0367 or visit the events website.
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St. Johns County 4-H Events and Updates
St. Johns County 4-H is a joint effort of St. Johns County, the University of Florida, and the United States Department of Agriculture. A community of young people learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills, 4-H is one of the nation's oldest organizations focused on positive youth development opportunities.

Several 4-H youth and their families from the Tri-County area recently took part in the 4th Annual 4-H Potato Planting Field Day at the Hasting Agricultural Extension Center. This event provided an opportunity for youth to engage in the following learning stations: Disease Diagnostic, Precision Ag, Food Packaging, Hand/Mechanical Planting, Container Planting, and Food Safety.

In addition, the 4-H Tech Wizards Club in Hastings celebrated Florida Arbor Day with assistance from the Florida Forest Service and Hastings Rotary. The group planted four American Sycamores and four water oaks at the Walter E. Harris Community Center in Hastings. Youth pruned the roots, planted the trees in the ground and surrounded the trees with mulch.

For more information on St. Johns County 4-H and upcoming events, please visit http://stjohns.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H.shtml
St. Johns County Horse Council
horse-saddle.jpg The St. Johns County Horse Council is a local nonprofit that strives to promote, defend, and propagate equestrian interests in St. Johns County. Since being established in 1999, the Council has become involved in promoting all types of equine activities and raising awareness regarding the economic impact the equestrian community has in St. Johns County. In addition to quarterly public meetings, the Council hosts numerous events at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center for handlers of all ages and experience levels. For more information on the St. Johns County Horse Council, events, and how to become a member, please visit their website. 
Working Together: St. Johns County and UF/IFAS Extension
 The St. Johns County Board of Commissioners and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension work in a cooperative effort to provide relevant programming to citizens throughout the County. UF/IFAS is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. To view the UF/IFAS St. Johns County Extension Office's 4th Quarter 2017 report, please click here. To find out more information the St. Johns County UF/IFAS Extension and how it supports the local agricultural community, please click here.
St. Johns County UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Friday Workshops 
The St. Johns County UF/IFAS Extension is offering a series of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) workshops to provide in-depth training on the nine principles of FFL at the St. Johns County Wind Mitigation Building, 3111 Agricultural Center Drive. Workshops cost $10 per person and pre-registration is required as space is limited. For dates, times, and registration links, please see the list below. For more information, please call 904.209.0430. 


February 23, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Water Efficiently and Fertilize Appropriately.


March 30, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Attract Wildlife and Manage Yard Pest Responsibly.


April 27, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Recycle Yard Waste, Mulch, Reduce Stormwater Runoff, and Protect the Waterfront.
Volunteer Opportunities with St. Johns County Boards and Committees 
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents who have an interest in participating in their local government with a variety of board and commission opportunities. Depending on the board or commission, the volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding a myriad of topics including planning and zoning issues, development projects, the library, parks and recreation facilities and programs, and arts, culture, and tourism matters. Please visit the Boards and Commission Webpage to view an updated list of board and commission vacancies and download an application, or contact the Board of County Commissioners office at 904.209.0300 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information.
2018 Beach Driving Passes On Sale 
2018 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes are now on sale for residents and visitors. St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40. Passes will be available during normal business hours at the following locations through March 1, 2018:
* Tax Collector's Main Office - 4030 Lewis Speedway.
* Tax Collector's DuPont Center - 6658 US1 South.
* Tax Collector's Julington Creek Office - 725 Flora Branch Blvd.
* Tax Collector's Ponte Vedra Office - 5430 Palm Valley Rd.
* St. Johns County Beach Services Office - 901 Pope Rd.
* St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier Gift Shop - 350 A1A Blvd.
Residents must present a valid I.D. with a St. Johns County address or present proof of property tax payments in St. Johns County to purchase a resident pass. When requesting a handicap pass, a handicap hang-tag or proof of qualification must be presented. Disabled military are eligible for a free annual pass by presenting military I.D. or a letter from Veterans Affairs verifying 100% disabled status. Vehicles accessing the beach do not need a beach pass until March 1, 2018.
For more information about annual beach driving passes, please call the St. Johns County Beach Services Office at 904.209.0331. Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or www.sjcfl.us/Beaches for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.
2018 St. Johns Reads Community-wide Reading Project Features
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
The St. Johns County Public Library System has announced Erik Larson's novel Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania as the featured book for the 2018 "St. Johns Reads" community-wide reading project. A variety of programs focusing on the book will be staged at all six St. Johns County library locations throughout the month of February, including food and art events, movies, and lectures.
Dead Wake is the concurrent story of the last voyage of the Lusitania and the German U-Boat that sunk the British liner. The sinking of the Lusitania is often cited as one of the reasons the United States finally entered World War I. To read Dead Wake and to learn more about St. Johns Reads events, contact your local library or visit www.sjcpls.org.
Adopt a Pet from the St. Johns County Pet Center 
Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? Let the St. Johns County Pet Center, 130 North Stratton Road, help you find your next furry friend! Kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs are eagerly waiting to be adopted and become part of your family. All pets are micro-chipped and spayed/neutered, and families are invited to interact with potential pets to determine compatibility. The Pet Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information on adoption fees or the adoption process, please call the Pet Center at 904.209.6190 or visit www.sjcfl.us/animalcontrol.
St. Johns County offers ACA Kayak Quickstart Courses 
St. Johns County is partnering with the American Canoe Association (ACA) to host two Kayak Quickstart Courses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 and Thursday, March 22 at Trout Creek Park, 6795 Collier Road. Taught by Level 2 Certified ACA instructors, the course will focus on the fundamentals of kayaking including kayak designs, trip planning, and water safety. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn and practice basic paddle strokes and rescue techniques. The cost is $80 per person. Participants may provide their own kayaks, paddles, and life vests, or rent equipment for free. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 904.209.0335 or email kussia@sjcfl.us
Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park Temporary Closures
The Mickler's Landing Beachfront Park, including the parking lot, beach access, and all related facilities, will experience intermittent, temporary closures through spring 2018 while the site is utilized as a staging area for beach restoration associated with Hurricane Irma. Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution when visiting Mickler's Landing Beach during this time as heavy equipment will be present on the beach until restoration efforts are complete. To find information on other St. Johns County beach access points, please visit www.sjcfl.us/beaches. For more information, please call 904.209.0322. 
Pope Road Beach Access Closure due to Renourishment Project
The St. Augustine Beach Pope Road beach access point will be closed through spring 2018 due to an Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project. The beach access point will remain a staging area for equipment throughout the project. This project will renourish critically-eroded shoreline between Anastasia State Park and 8th Street in St. Augustine Beach. The beach will remain open outside of work areas, however, residents and visitors are encouraged to exercise caution when visiting during this time. For more information, please visit www.saj.usace.army.mil/StAugustineBeach. 
Join SJC and the Easter Bunny for Free Easter Egg Hunts
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting free Easter Egg Hunts at multiple park locations on Thursday, March 29 and Saturday, March 31. Children eight years old and younger are invited to participate at the following parks:
Thursday, March 29 at 11 a.m.
Veterans Park, 1332 Veterans Parkway, St. Johns
Palencia Park, 405 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine
Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m.­
Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine
Al Wilke Park, 6140 Main St., Hastings
Please bring a basket for collection. Eggs and treats will be provided. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures at 10:30 a.m. and again after each Easter Egg Hunt. Parents are invited to bring their own cameras for photographs. For more information, please call 904.209.0377. 
St. Johns County Holiday Hours
Presidents' Day - February 19
All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, library branches, and the Pet Center will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. All offices and branches will resume standard business hours on Tuesday, February 20.

Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be affected. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open on the holiday during standard business hours.
Good Friday - March 30 
All departments of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, library branches, and the Pet Center will be closed Friday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday. All library branches and the Pet Center will reopen on Saturday, March 31. All other offices will resume standard business hours on Monday, April 2.
Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be affected. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will remain open on the holiday during standard business hours.
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