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Posted on: January 20, 2021

City of St. Augustine names Chief Resilience Officer

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Jessica Beach, Stormwater Engineer, receives additional duties


The City of St. Augustine has named Jessica Beach, P.E., the City’s Stormwater Engineer, as the next Chief Resilience Officer.  In addition to her existing duties, Beach will now take the lead on resiliency strategy implementation and long-term planning.

In promoting Beach to Chief Resilience Officer, City Manager John Regan affirmed his decision, saying, “As the City’s subject matter expert on flood mitigation, storm resiliency, and intervention methods to combat the increasing recurrences of sunny day flooding and extra-ordinary storm events, Beach will provide an advantage to our City as we create plans and projects to keep history above water.” 

“I am honored to get to contribute to the City of St. Augustine in this capacity,” said Jessica Beach. “This role will allow me to turn my passion into action, all while continuing to serve the City that I love.”   

Beach joined the City of St. Augustine in 2017 as the City’s stormwater engineer, overseeing the City’s stormwater program.  Before joining the City of St. Augustine, she worked for the St. Johns River Water Management District for almost thirteen (13) years in their Regulatory Program and as a project manager in the District’s Division of Projects.  Beach has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and Masters in Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida.  

Questions and media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, via email at or by calling 904.825.1053.

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