City Manager Joe Gerrity


Mr. Gerrity became Atlantic Beach’s City Manager in August 2017. He has more than 30 years of management experience in the public and private sector, and six years of experience as an elected official. His expertise is in the following areas:

  • Operations and Training Management
  • Human Resources Practices
  • Customer Service
  • Cash Flow and Budgets
  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership and Consensus Building
  • Project Management and Financing
  • Media and Community Relations
Joe Gerrity, City Manager


University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.

  • B.A. Major-Political Science, Minor-Public Administration
  • Graduation 2008, Summa Cum Laude, 3.95 GPA; member, National Political Science, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Societies, Department of Political Science and Public Administration “Outstanding Service and Professional Award”

Keystone Junior College, La Plume, Pa.

  • Associate of Arts 1977

Government Experience

  • City Manager, Fernandina Beach, Fla., 2012-15
  • County Coordinator, Suwannee County, Fla., 2010-12
  • Mayor, Fernandina Beach, Fla., 2002-04; Vice Mayor, 2007-08
  • City Commissioner, Fernandina Beach, Fla., 2001-04, 2005-08

Additional Professional Experience

  • Broker-Real Estate Sales, 1997-2010, Prudential Chaplin Williams, Amelia Island, Fla.
  • Owner/Operator, McDonald’s of Nassau County, 1994-96; McDonald’s of Hellertown, Pa., 1990-94
  • Supervisor, McDonald’s of Bethlehem and Hellertown, Pa., 1983-86 and 1988-1990.

Contact the City Manager:

Joe Gerrity, City Manager
City Hall
800 Seminole Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Phone: 904-247-5806
Email Joe Gerrity

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