News - Green Cove Springs New City Manager Starts Oct. 1

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Green Cove Springs New City Manager Starts Oct. 1

Steve Kennedy


Steve Kennedy starts his first day as City Manager of Green Cove Springs on Monday, Oct. 1. After City Council offered him the position at the end of August, Kennedy signed a three-year City Manager contract with the city in mid-September.

The City Council will formally introduce Kennedy at its October 2 meeting in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.Steve Kennedy was born in Waycross, GA, and grew up in Washington, D.C., where his father worked at the Pentagon, before moving to Thomasville, GA, where he graduated high school. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting at Valdosta State University in 1975. He’s been involved in municipal government operations for over 38 years, including 22 years with Thomasville, GA, one year with Cartersville, GA, 13 years as city manager of Kennesaw, GA, and 3 years as city manager of Americus, GA, before coming to Green Cove Springs. He’s moved to Green Cove Springs with his wife Cheryl. They have two sons: Caleb, who is 28, and Mitchell, who is 26. Along with serving his community, Kennedy enjoys golfing and hunting.

City Manager Danielle Judd ends her time with the city on Thursday, September 27. To assist in transition of city management, Judd will continue to be employed by the city as a Special Advisor to the City Council until October 31, 2018. She will aid the new administration and City Council at their request.