Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Fernandina Beach

Occupation:  Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator,

OHPA Commissioner


Committee Membership

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce



Florida Bar (1990)

Former Senior Staff Attorney, Florida First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee, FL


Master of the Bench, Robert M. Foster American Inn of Court


Attorney Peer-review rated "AV" or "Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell


Gideons International


Sons of the American Revolution


J.D., Nova Univ. School of Law, 1990 (Executive Editor, Law Review)


B.A., Univ. of Georgia, 1973

Robert Sturgess


Serving the citizens of District 1


Contact Information

Phone: (904) 343-4779

Mailing Address:

Ocean Highway and Port Authority
86130 License Rd, Suite 9
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Term Dates

Current term: 11/22/2016-11/21/2020

Contact Commissioner Sturgess

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Port Director

Christopher T. Ragucci

(904) 990-1400 (o)

(917) 836-2880 (c)

Christopher Ragucci

Port Operations

Office: (904) 990-1400

General Contact

Office: (904) 491-7422
Fax: (904) 432-0229

Find us

OHPA of Nassau County
86130 License Road, Suite 9
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Mission Statement

The “Ocean Highway and Port Authority was created in 1941 and authorized to carry out public purposes to benefit to the citizens of the County of Nassau and the State of Florida.”

(Ch. 21418,S12.Sp. Acts 1941)

Fiscal year runs from

October 1 - September 30.


Ocean Highway and Port Authority was established in 1941 by the Florida Legislature. Read our charter here.

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