About CCUA

 

The Clay County Utility Authority is governed by a seven-member Board known as the Board of Supervisors. The Board Members are required to be ratepayers of the Clay County Utility Authority’s utility system. Individual supervisors may serve no more than two consecutive 3-year terms, not including the initial term of the members appointed in this act. Six of the Board Members are appointed by the Clay County Board of County Commissioners (“BCC”) and one is appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida (“Governor”).

The Clay County Utility Authority was created as an independent special district by the Florida Legislation in 1994 (F.S. 94-491).

Our current Board Members are:

Matthew Welch
Matthew Welch - Chairman
Appointment: October 2015 (BCC)
 
Mr. Welch earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently employed as the President and Chief Operations Officer of Elkins Constructors, Inc. Mr. Welch has been employed with Elkins Constructors, Inc. for 31 years. Beyond his wealth of experience in the construction industry, Mr. Welch has served Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors (2009-2015), the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2002-2006), the Clay County Development Authority (2007-2015, 2011-2013 as chairman), The Players Tournament (2008-present, Volunteer Committee Chairman), the Catholic Charities Board of Directors, and the YMCA Board of Directors (2005-2012, both Clay and Duval Counties).
Russell Buck
Russell Buck - Vice-Chairman
Appointment: October 2014 (BCC)
Committees: Audit/Finance (Chair)
 
Mr. Buck is a Regional Vice President with VyStar Credit Union. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the University of Maryland. Mr. Buck has lived in Clay County for 24 years. Beyond his service at VyStar Credit Union, he supports the community with his service on the boards of Haven Hospice and the Clay County Development Authority.
Mike Vallencourt
Mike Vallencourt
Appointment: January 2014 (Governor)
Committees: Personnel
 
Mr. Vallencourt has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Alabama. He has served as President of Vallencourt Construction Company, Inc. since 1985. Vallencourt Construction Company, Inc. currently employs 166 people, making it one of the top employers in Clay County. Mr. Vallencourt was also selected by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce as their Business Person of the Year for 2013.
Wendell Davis
Wendell Davis
Appointment: October 2017 (BCC)
Committees: Personnel
 
Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the College of Human Performance at the University of Florida. He has been employed at Watson Realty Corp. for over 26 years and currently serves as an Executive Vice President. Mr. Davis is also President of Watson Maintenance Services. His professional affiliations include serving as President of Florida Realtors—the largest Trade Association in Florida, Past President of Clay County Chamber of Commerce, Trustee for St. Johns River State College, Trustee for Orange Park Medical Center, and served two terms as Clay County Commissioner including as its Chairman twice. Mr. Davis’ background also includes serving as an Officer in the Army, and as a High School and College Football Coach for many years.
Walter Kloss
Walter Kloss
Appointment: October 2017 (BCC)
Committees: Audit/Finance
 
Mr. Kloss holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, and is a Florida Registered Professional Engineer. He has been the Vice President of Wantman Group, Inc. since 2011. Mr. Kloss’ professional affiliations include, Clay County Transportation Infrastructure Funding Study Group 2014, Board of Directors for Clay YMCA from 2010-2017, National Society of Professional Engineers/Florida Engineering Society since 1992, Graduate of FICE Florida Engineering Leadership Institute 2008, and Member of American Society of Engineers, American Society of Highway Engineers and Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers.
Mona Gardella
Mona Gardella
Appointment: October 2015 (BCC)
Committees: Personnel (Chair)
 
Ms. Gardella earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Education from the University of Kentucky. She is currently employed as the Director of Market Development for Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in Fleming Island. Ms. Gardella has a significant amount of experience in matters dealing with real estate. She currently serves on the Thunderbolt Elementary School Advisory Council, Green Cove Springs School Advisory Council, the Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunrise, and the Orange Park United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.
Greg Clary
Greg Clary
Appointment: October 2012 (BCC)
Committees: Audit/Finance
 
Mr. Clary is President and founder of Clary & Associates, Inc. Professional Surveyors & Mappers. Clary is a licensed Professional Surveyor and mapper in the State of Florida with over 43 years of experience in surveying and mapping. Clary was appointed and served for numerous years on the Subdivision Standards and Policy Advisory Commission of the City of Jacksonville. He also served as the Chairmain for the Florida Board of Land Surveyors and as the Director of the Northeast Florida Builders Association. He is a long standing member of FSMS, SCMS, FES, Clay County Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Clay County Development Authority. Clary plays an active role in community support throughout the region, most importantly in Clay County, which is where he has resided for over 35 years.
Grady Williams, Jr., Esq.
Grady Williams, Jr., Esq.
Attorney for Clay County Utility Authority
Appointment: October 1994
 
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, a J.D. from the University of Georgia, and an LL.M. from the University of Florida. He has 35 years of law practice experience in Texas and Florida, and professional affiliations with the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, The State Bar of Texas (inactive), U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. He also serves as legal counsel to the Clay County Property Appraiser's Office.
 
Once-A-Week Watering Restrictions Are Now In Effect! Know your day!
Did you know...?
During Daylight Saving Time, you may water your lawn twice per week on specific days? Know your days!
 

Have we asked you to take a survey?

Click here to begin!
 
Follow us on
Twitter Logo
 
Call Before You Dig - 811
 
My Account
Avoid phone queues, waiting in line, and save on postage by creating your CCUA online account!
 
 
 
New Customers
To apply for new service via the Web, please click on the link below.