Industrial Development Authority

About the IDA

Founded in 1980, the St. Johns County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) consists of a 5-member board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations. By utilizing the tax-exempt financing, the end user receives a lower interest rate and therefore has a more economically viable project.

The IDA is instrumental in attracting new manufacturing businesses to St. Johns County and expanding existing facilities. Over the past 40 years, the IDA has issued more than $1.3 billion in tax-exempt bonds.

IDA Bond Process

For information on industrial development revenue bonds and the process for obtaining bond financing through the St. Johns County IDA, please review the IDA Bond Process.

Notices

NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) meeting scheduled for April 8, 2024, has been cancelled. The meeting was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in the BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

The next regularly scheduled IDA meeting will be held on May 13, 2024, beginning at 3 p.m. The location of the May 13th meeting is the BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

Except for the April 8, 2024, IDA meeting, all other meetings previously noticed will take place at the time and date advertised, unless otherwise provided


NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) meeting scheduled for March 11, 2024, has been cancelled. The meeting was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in the BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.

The next regularly scheduled IDA meeting will be held on April 8, 2024, beginning at 3 p.m. The location of the April 8th meeting is the BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.  

Except for the March 11, 2024, IDA meeting, all other meetings previously noticed will take place at the time and date advertised, unless otherwise provided.


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will hold monthly meetings on the second Monday of every month beginning in January 2024, at 3 p.m.  The meetings will take place in the BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL. The Industrial Development Authority will meet on the following dates listed below:

January 8, 2024

February 12, 2024

March 11, 2024

April 8, 2024

May 13, 2024

June 10, 2024

July 8, 2024

August 12, 2024

September 9, 2024

October 14, 2024

November 11, 2024

December 9, 2024

The purpose of each meeting is to discuss IDA issues and any other business of the committee.

Should any monthly meeting date or time change, a separate notice will be posted on this page containing the updated information.

It is anticipated that one or more of the St. Johns County Commissioners may attend and participate at these meetings.

NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS:  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact ADA Coordinator, at 904-209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084.  For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770, no later than 5 days prior to the date of the meeting.

Meetings

The IDA meets on the 2nd Monday of each month in the BCC Executive Conference Room, County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. 

Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes can be found in the calendar below.

Annual Report

IDA Board Members

Chair – Vivian Helwig

Vice Chair – Kevin Kennedy

Treasurer – Melissa Churchwell

Secretary – Geoffrey Litchney

Assistant Secretary – Orville Dothage

Meetings

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Upcoming

June 10
3pm
Industrial Development Authority

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

Industrial Development Authority
June 10 | 3pm

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, 32084

The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.

Add to Calendar June 10, 2024 3:00 pm America/New_York The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.
July 08
3pm
Industrial Development Authority

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

Industrial Development Authority
July 08 | 3pm

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, 32086

The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.

Add to Calendar July 08, 2024 3:00 pm America/New_York The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.
Aug. 12
3pm
Industrial Development Authority

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

Industrial Development Authority
August 12 | 3pm

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, 32084

The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.

Add to Calendar August 12, 2024 3:00 pm America/New_York The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.
Sept. 09
3pm
Industrial Development Authority

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

Industrial Development Authority
September 09 | 3pm

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, 32084

The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.

Add to Calendar September 09, 2024 3:00 pm America/New_York The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.
Oct. 14
3pm
Industrial Development Authority

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

Industrial Development Authority
October 14 | 3pm

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, 32084

The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.

Add to Calendar October 14, 2024 3:00 pm America/New_York The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.
Nov. 11
3pm
Industrial Development Authority

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

Industrial Development Authority
November 11 | 3pm

BCC Executive Conference Room located in the County Administration Building

500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, 32084

The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.

Add to Calendar November 11, 2024 3:00 pm America/New_York The primary purpose of the IDA is to issue tax-exempt bond financing for manufacturing facilities within the county. The IDA can also issue bonds for certain exempt facilities such as water & sewer projects, solid waste and hazardous waste facilities as well as bonds for tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) non-profit organizations.

Contacts

Savannah Rodgers Project Manager
Henry O’Connell IDA CPA
Mike McCabe IDA Attorney