County Commission candidate JERRY Cameron's St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections bio may exaggerate his putative qualifications. See below. Check it out. For example, he lists, “Guardian De La Puerta” award from the Executive Staff of the City of Saint Augustine for community service." The City of St. Augustine certifies there are no documents supporting this claim:
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Subject: Re: Request No. 2016-190: “Guardian De La Puerta” award from the Executive Staff of the City of Saint Augustine for community service
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Subject: Request No. 2016-190: “Guardian De La Puerta” award from the Executive Staff of the City of Saint Augustine for community service
Jerry Cameron has been a leader all of his life. His career includes serving as Police Chief in two communities. He has also served as a City Manager. In these key positions he learned that the most effective leadership always begins and ends with serving others.
His experience in the Private Sector in managerial and entrepreneurial positions taught him how over-regulation and taxation stifles economic growth in a community, which cost jobs and economic vitality so essential to a community's quality of life.
Over 25 years in the public sector and over 20 years in the private sector give Jerry a deep understanding of how the fabric of our community is woven together. Jerry's extensive experience in serving his community has given him an understanding of what it takes to keep that fabric from fraying.
Here are some of the positions Jerry has held:
Police Chief of Irmo, South Carolina
Police Chief of Fernandina Beach, Florida
City Manager, of Fernandina Beach, Florida
Faculty of Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of N. FL
Assistant County Administrator, St. Johns County
Twenty Years in the private sector, various management positions
Jerry attended the University of South Carolina, the University of Virginia (FBI Academy), and St. Johns River Community College. He is a graduate of the 150th Session of the FBI National Academy, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Basic Drug Enforcement Course, two U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Professional Institutes, the National Intelligence Academy, and has completed numerous public and private sector personal growth and managerial seminars and courses.
Jerry has received many honors and recognitions, including:
Resolution of the S. C. House of Representatives for contributions to law enforcement
Resolution of the Fernandina Beach City Commission for services as the City Manager in addressing a fiscal crisis
Civilian Award from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department for work on the Public Safety Radio System
Recognition from the Nassau County NAACP for Community Service
Community Service Award from The Maria Jefferson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
“Guardian De La Puerta” award from the Executive Staff of the City of Saint Augustine for community service
St. Johns County Veterans Council for services to the county’s veterans
Servant Leadership Award from EPIC Behavioral Health Care
Community Service Award from Stewart Marchman Act
Jerry has always been actively engaged in his community with membership in civic and service organizations, and has been asked to serve on numerous board and committees, including:
Board of the United Way of St. Johns County
Board of Communities for a Lifetime Community Leadership Council
Member of the St. Augustine Rotary Club
Past President of the Hastings Rotary Club
Past President of Amelia Island Toastmasters
Past President of Sebastian Harbor Condominium Association
Past President of the Saint Augustine South Improvement Association
Pedro Menendez School Advisory Council
St. Johns County School District Advisory Council
Currently serves on the St. Johns Republican Executive Committee
Jerry has always been actively engaged in his community and has consistently applied his leadership skills to solve pressing challenges in the organizations in which he has served. He has a lifetime commitment to personal growth and service to his community.
This profile has been approved by Jerry Cameron.