Reason to Run for Board of Directors position: I would like to bring excellent customer service and experienced management to St Augustine Service Corp Board of Directors to better serve the residents of the Shores.
Education: AS in Civil Engineering from Miami-Dade Community College, BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC.
Experience: I have over forty years experience in delivering quality customer service to citizens while employed with local governments. I was employed by Miami-Dade County for over 9 years and worked in the Public Works Dept. and Traffic & Transportation Dept. The last position held was a Traffic Engineer I.
I worked for the City of Spartanburg, SC for over 32 years. I held the position of Traffic Engineer for 25 years and the position of Director of Public Works for 7 years. I retired from my position as Director of Public Works in August 2007 and moved to St Augustine Shores.
As Director of Public Works I managed the second largest department in the City. The department had 129 employees with an annual budget of over six million dollars. The department consisted of six divisions: Street & Sewer Division, Solid Waste Division, Building Maintenance Division, Grounds Maintenance Division, Fleet Maintenance Division and the Traffic Engineering Division.
I am currently active in the Saint Augustine Shores Service Corp in the Architectural Control Committee where I am serving as Vice Chairman. I have made contacts with St Johns County Roads & Bridges Division and through this contact I have had several problems within the Shores corrected. I have also made contact with the Florida Department of Transportation and have had changes or repairs made to two traffic signals along US 1.