SSJ Working Groups


The Suwannee St. Johns Group represents 15 counties in North Central Florida: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union.

In order to better address issues in this large geographical area, we recently started three “working groups” – Tri-County, North Counties, and Central Counties – which allow local activists to come together to provide a tighter focus on issues of concern in those areas. The Tri-County Working Group started first with great success in energizing members in Marion, Citrus and Levy Counties. North Counties Working Group is hitting the ground running, holding meetings at the new Rum 138 office in Ft. White and bringing together members from Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee, and Union Counties. And, now, we are starting on the Central Counties Working Group focusing on issues in Alachua, Putnam and Clay Counties.

If you are interested in learning more about the issues facing these counties or want to get involved, please contact the appropriate leader for these working groups:

Tri-County Working Group:           Jon Brainard   jonbrainard@gmail.com         407-491-8158

North Counties Working Group:    Chris Mericle cjmericle@gmail.com             386-938-5943

Central Counties Working Group:  Maryvonne Devensky Maryvonnedeven@gmail.com  352-871-1606

Roberta Gastmeyer rgastmeyer@bellsouth.net 352-494-9662