Don’t Miss The Ponte Vedra Beach Candidate Forum for St. Johns County Commissioners Districts 1, 3, and 5

June 21, 2024, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: The Palm Valley Community Association, in collaboration with the Ponte Vedra Community Association, will host a Candidate Forum for the St. Johns County Commissioner candidates for Districts 1, 3 and 5 on July 9th, 2024. The event will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will begin at 6:00 p.m.

All candidates for this office who have been certified by the Florida Division of Elections to appear on the August 2024 Primary Election ballot are expected to participate. For those who may not know, all County Commission seats are elected countywide.

The Ponte Vedra Beach Candidate Forum is a nonpartisan event that ensures all participants can share their thoughts in a fair and civil discussion. An experienced moderator will lead the process, providing a respectful and informative exchange of ideas on issues of interest to St. Johns County voters.

“Those who represent St. Johns County on the County Commission carry an enormous responsibility. Together, these five community leaders make the critical decisions that affect the services provided to our citizens and help our county navigate the significant challenges of a rapidly growing population. We need intelligent and thoughtful people in these roles, and for that to happen, we must make informed decisions”, said Greg Leonard, President of the Palm Valley Community Association.

Scott Pearson, President of the Ponte Vedra Community Association, added, “Our County Commissioners play a pivotal role in managing our community and county on a day-to-day basis. They also play a strategic role in the future development of the community and county. I encourage everyone to consider attending this forum to learn more about all the candidates running for our County Commission.”

For further information, contact Greg Leonard (

The Palm Valley Community Association, one of the oldest continually operating community organizations in North Florida, maintains the Palm Valley Community Center at 148 Canal Blvd., where community meetings, events, and the weekly, in-season Farmer’s Market occur.

The Ponte Vedra Community Association, established in 1946, strives to build a sense of community and preserve the unique qualities that make Ponte Vedra Beach a great place to live. The association communicates news and information on community activities and matters of importance through its newsletters, website, and social media presence and fosters fellowship through great member events.