Skip to main content
Your Town
Palm Coast Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 1 week ago

Jerry Cameron receives the Northeast Florida Regional Leadership Award

The award is given to a leader who exemplifies service to community and commitment to regionalism.
by: Guest Writer

The Northeast Florida Regional Council announced the winners of the 2021 Northeast Florida Regional Leadership Awards last week at its 19th-annual Regional Awards for Excellence and Elected Officials Luncheon. The NEFRC awards these honors each year to recognize the best projects and the brightest leaders in the region.

The Regional Awards recognition program is anchored by the Regional Leadership Award, given to a leader who exemplifies service to community and commitment to regionalism. This year’s recipient of the Northeast Florida Regional Leadership Award is recently retired Flagler County Administrator Jerry Cameron.

Cameron has worked tirelessly as a civil servant in counties across the region throughout his accomplished career, including serving as police chief and the city manager in Fernandina Beach and assistant county administrator in St. Johns County.  

Other award winners include both the Jacksonville Withintrification Strategy and the North Florida Urban Land Institute – North Florida in the Affordable Housing category; the City of St. Augustine’s Take Pride in the Westside initiative in the Culture and Historic Preservation category; the Visit Putnam County, FL App in the Economic Development and Tourism category; the Flagler County Fire Rescue Community Paramedicine Program in the Healthcare/Emergency Preparedness category, the Groundwork Jacksonville Emerald Trail in the Environmental Stewardship category, the Nassau County State Road 200/A1A Corridor Master Plan in the Planning and Growth Management category; the Central County Fire Station #50 in Baker County in the Public Safety category, the Jacksonville City Council Special Committee on Resiliency in the Resiliency category, the City of St. Augustine’s Mobility Plan and Mobility Fee in the Transportation category, and the Putnam County Quality of Life Survey in the Quality of Life category.     

“We are excited to honor those in our Region who standout in their efforts to improve the quality of life of citizens in Northeast Florida,” said Beth Payne, CEO of the Northeast Florida Regional Council. “This year’s winners are examples of the outstanding work that is ongoing in the Region. We are happy to have been able to celebrate their accomplishments in-person at this year’s Awards Ceremony.”  

For more information on the 2021 Regional Leadership Award winners, please visit

The NEFRC is an independent, regional government agency serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, Nassau and St. Johns counties. It provides a regional perspective toward growth management, economic development, emergency preparedness, resiliency, and community development to enhance the quality of life of Northeast Florida residents. For more information about the Northeast Florida Regional Council, visit

Related Stories