SAINT AUGUSTINE – St. Augustine City Manager John Regan is the most recent recipient of the Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award. Presented annually by the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program, the award recognizes an individual or group for having demonstrated dedication to historic preservation.
The award, created in 2004, is named in honor of Walter Beinecke, Jr. and Professor Emeritus F. Blair Reeves. Reeves, the founder and developer of the historic preservation program of the University of Florida, and Beinecke worked together with the Nantucket Historic Trust which led to the intuitive teaching partnership now known as Preservation Institute Nantucket.
The award honors professionals and organizations who most embody the “spirit of historic preservation” in Florida and beyond.
Additionally, Regan was recently named to the Board of Advocates of the University of Florida Preservation Programing in the College of Design, Construction and Planning. The program helps prepare the next generation of change agents in the multifaceted field of historic preservation
Regan joined the City of St. Augustine in 1998 as the Utilities Director, and was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in 2003 and City Manager in 2010. He came to the city from Gainesville Regional Utilities where he worked in engineering, management, and administration over a ten year period. A native of Miami, Regan graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Environmental Sciences in 1985.
The award was presented during a reception on Thursday, October 19 in St. Augustine’s Governor’s House.