You're Only As Strong As Your Weakest Link: Addressing Coastal Resiliency in St. Augustine, FL
John P. Regan, P.E. is the City of St Augustine City Manager. He is a University of Florida graduate in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Environmental Sciences. John has been with the City of St. Augustine since 1998, serving as the Utilities Director and Chief Operations Officer until his promotion to City Manager in 2010. Prior to the City of St. Augustine, John served in progressively responsible engineering roles at Gainesville Regional Utilities over a ten-year period. He is published in technical engineering topics and is a frequent speaker in the fields of historic preservation, engineering and city management.
In 2016 John was bestowed the medal of Isabel la Catolica by King Felipe VI, Spain in recognition of exceptional services to promote the cultural relationship between St. Augustine and Spain. Membership in the Order of Isabel la Catolica is one of the most important recognitions that a non-Spaniard can receive from the King of Spain.
In 2017 John was recognized by the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning 2017 Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award in Historic Preservation. This is the highest statewide award given by UF in Historic Preservation work.
John was recognized with a Home Rule Hero Award by the Florida League of Cities as one of 89 recipients recognized for their tireless work in the 2018 legislative session.
He currently serves on the Board of Advocates for the University of Florida Historic Preservation Department and the Board of Directors for the United Way of St. Johns County and is a long-standing member of Rotary International both in Gainesville and St Augustine.