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 H. Drury, ICMA-CM, is originally from Stowe, Vermont. He graduated from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida with a B.S. in airport public administration in 1985. Since then, his career has included management of public airports in Tampa and Naples; as well as Vermont and Massachusetts. Prior to coming to Tavares, he served as Town Administrator in Stowe, Vermont. John is also a pilot and a certified scuba diver. He enjoys recreating in the waters and enjoying time in the sky with his wife Jo-Anne and five children.