Rumrell Named St. Augustine Beach Mayor

Rumrell Named St. Augustine Beach Mayor

Dylan Rumrell, who has served on the St. Augustine Beach Commission since 2019 will assume the role of mayor and Beth Sweeny, will serve as vice mayor, according to a city media release.

“I’m honored and blessed to be chosen by my peers as mayor of the city of St. Augustine Beach and I look forward to continuing working for the people of St. Augustine Beach,” Rumrell said in the release. Rumrell also serves as chairman of SJC Cultural Events Inc., the organization recently partnered with St. Johns County to oversee management of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

In September, Rumrell was appointed to serve on the Florida League of Cities 2023-2024 Land Use and Economic Development committee, one of the League’s five Legislative Policy Committees.

As a Legislative Policy Committee member, Rumrell will help develop the League’s Legislative Platform, which details priority issues that are most likely to affect daily municipal governance and local decision-making during the upcoming legislative session, as well as help League staff understand the real-world implications of proposed legislation. Committee members are also asked to serve as advocates for local decision-making throughout the legislative process.

Sweeny, who has served on the Commission since 2022, said she is eager to assume her new role.

“I am honored by the faith placed in me by my fellow commissioners and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of St. Augustine Beach as vice mayor,” she said in the release.

The terms will run for one year and will begin on Jan. 1, 2024, and end on Dec. 31, 2024.