Responsibilities2020 John Drury Photo

The City Administrator works directly for the five elected City Council Members and is responsible for implementing the policies developed by the City Council. Primary areas of focus are the efficient delivery of day to day public services and the planning for the City’s future. Direct reports include the City Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Public Works, Director of Utilities, Director of Community Development, Director of Community Services, Director of Finance, Director of Public Communications and Director of Human Resources. The Administrator welcomes comments both positive and constructive. 

John Drury, ICMA-CM, AAE is the City Administrator for Tavares, Florida - America’s Seaplane City.  He is originally from Stowe, Vermont.  He graduated from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Airport Administration in 1985.

Since then, his career has included management of public airports around the country including Tampa, Naples, Marco Island, Vermont and Massachusetts.  Prior to coming to Tavares, he served as Town Manager for Stowe, Vermont - The Ski Capital of the East.  John is also a pilot and board member for the United States Seaplane Pilots Association. 

He is married to his wife JoAnne and they have five (5) children.