TO PROMOTE AND FACILITATE
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ST. AUGUSTINE
AS THE MAJOR CENTER FOR
COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL
MARINE ACTIVITY IN NORTHEAST
St. Augustine Port,
Waterway & Beach District
P.O. Box 4512
St. Augustine, FL 32085
PH: (904) 824-0113
|Gerald Dixon - Commissioner
Commission Seat Group 1 – Four Year Term
Commissioner Dixon was first elected in 1998 and is currently serving his third term. Jerry first sailed to St. Augustine in 1977 and has lived in the city since 1987. He has a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado and is a principle in the firm of Dixon and Associates / Architects headquartered in St. Augustine. Currently he is also a member of the City Planning and Zoning Board, the City Traffic and Parking Committee, St. Johns County Intergovernmental Committee. Jerry is also a twenty year member to the St. Augustine Yacht Club, he has spent over 30 years on the districts waters. Currently he sails a Island Packet 44 and is restoring a Shock 36 IOR racing sail boat.
Chris Way - Commissioner
Commission Seat Group 4 – Four Year Term
Bio coming soon!
Barry Benjamin - Commissioner
Commission Seat Group 2 Commissioner
Barry Benjamin grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and has been a resident of St. Johns County for over 18 years. He is currently serving his third term as Commissioner having first been elected in 2000. He served as Vice Chair of the Port Authority from 2006 through 2008 and is currently serving as the Chairman.
Barry has been a professional sales and service manager for over 30 years. His prior experience includes serving as the General Manager and Vice President of his family business of over 146 retail stores. Commissioner Benjamin is a licensed yacht broker and is Vice President of A1A Yachts Brokers. In addition he owns and operates a 100+ slip marina.
Commissioner Benjamin has been a member of the Management Advisory Group of the Guana Tolomato Reserve since 2000. He is also the Port Authority Liaison for Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) and is a Code Enforcement Officer for St. Johns County.
This is Mark Helman's first term as a Port and Waterway commissioner. He has been a resident of Saint Augustine for 12 years. Mr. Helman moved here from Denver, Colorado after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University to raise a family. For the past ten years he has been the marina manager of the Conch House Marina and Resort. He is a Certified Marina Manager (CMM) and licensed Coast Guard Captain. Commissioner Helman is an avid sailor and fisherman. He owns multiple boats and has raced his 30' Irwin sailboat for the past seven years in the St. Augustine Yacht Club’s local racing series.