October 31, 2023 - St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Select Joy Andrews as County Administrator – On Oct. 31, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) selected Joy Andrews as County Administrator after conducting interviews with the four finalists during a special meeting of the BOCC. A contract is pending BOCC approval. This concludes a public engagement process of recruitment and interviews managed by the County’s Human Resources Department, which featured public meetings, live video broadcasts of the meetings, and a “Get the Scoop on County Administrator Finalists” ice cream social for the St. Johns County community. Joy Andrews Selected as County Administrator
County Administrator – Director of Economic Development
P: (904) 209-0562
Joy Andrews joined the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners 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.
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.
Deputy County Administrator
P: (904) 209-0540
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.
Assistant County Administrator
P: (904) 209-0549
Sarah Taylor joined the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners in 2001 as a Camp Counselor while attending Flagler College. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, she joined the Board of County Commissioners full-time in 2003 as an Administrative Assistant. She pursued a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Valdosta State University, served as the County’s Risk Manager for six years, and then transitioned to leadership roles within human resources. She served as the Director of Human Resources for over two years before accepting the Assistant County Administrator position in 2021.
Sarah oversees the Cultural Events, Health and Human Services, Libraries, and Parks and Recreation departments of St. Johns County. She has more than 20 years of government experience working for St. Johns County, with extensive knowledge of operations and the County’s rich history.
As a Florida native from nearby Marion County, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting various public facilities across the state, and watching her kids play multiple sports. As former collegiate athletes, she and her husband continue to coach youth sports in the community.
500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
P: (904) 209-0530