Public Service Awards


Picot B. Floyd Public Service Leadership

Zephyrhills City Manager Steven F. Spina, Ph.D., received the 2015 Picot B. Floyd Public Service Leadership Award.

His nominators spoke highly of him: “ . . . he demonstrated resolve and hight standards of ethics without public criticism over his actions and behavior.”  In his own words, “I strive to make my community a better place, a place for all people to be welcome and appreciated.” See more comments about the award by Dr. Jamil Jreisat.

Need more be said of this award deserving public manager?

Outstanding Public Administrator

North Port City Manager Jonathan Lewis received the Outstanding Public Administrator Award. Jon became the North Port City Manager in May 2011. Jon Daly nominated Lewis for the award and has this to say about Jon. “Since his arrival in North Port last year Jon has initiated social media systems granting greater citizen involvement and input in the City of North Port's governance process. Furthermore, Jon is leading collaborative efforts with fellow Sarasota regional city managers, focusing on collaborative methods for enhancing service delivery to citizens within constrained resource availability.” 

Public Management Innovation

Manatee County receives the Public Management Innovation Award. Bill Kersey, Communications Manager, and William Hutchison, Director of the Public Safety Department accept the award from President David Hamilton (far right) for Manatee County.The County received the patent for the Intellectual Property rights of the "IP Inventory and Planning Array" software. This allows for the display and tracking of IP subnets and their associated addresses within the county’s computer network.   Michael McLaughlin and Bill Kersey are the inventors of the system.

Picot B. Floyd


Picot B. Floyd served as Hillsborough County administrator and the city manager of Clearwater and Temple Terrace.

He also served as city manager in Savannah, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia.