The Resolution the St. Johns County School Board adopted in order to place the half-cent sales surtax referendum on the ballot called for the formation of a Citizen Advisory Committee to monitor and advise the School Board and the community as to the expenditure of the sales tax proceeds.

The School Board appointed 15 Advisory Committee members on February 9, 2016 to serve in staggered terms. The Advisory Committee meets quarterly and provides an annual report to the School Board.

The first meeting of the Half-Cent Sales Surtax Citizens Advisory Committee was held on April 18th 2016. The School Board selected a committee of citizens, with relevant expertise, dedicated to assisting the School District in fulfilling the mandate from the St. Johns County voters. A committee chair, vice chair and secretary were selected. This committee meets quarterly to monitor the expenditures made using the half-cent sales surtax revenue.

Half-Cent Sales Surtax
Citizens Advisory Committee

Chairman: Mr. Bill McCormick
Vice Chairman: Mr. Bill Kopf
Secretary: Mrs. Mary Geer

District 1 Term
Melissa Nelson 3 Years
Shannon McCormick 2 Years
John Quattrochi 2 Years
Alternate: Norvie Veracruz
District 2 Term
Thomas Cave 3 Years
Mary Geer 2 Years
Barbara Little 2 Years
Alternate: Victor Raymos (Dist. 5)
District 3 Term
Dr. Jon Wiles 3 Years
Bill Kopf 2 Years
Frederick Danner 2 Years
Alternate: Edward Albanesi
District 4 Term
Steven Olsen 3 Years
John Hardman 2 Years
Hugh Rappa 2 Years
Alternate: Damian Cook
District 5 Term
Susan Connor 3 Years
Bill McCormick 2 Years
Mark Simpson 2 Years
Alternate: Grant Misterly



Half-Cent Sales Surtax
Citizens Advisory Committee

Annual Reports