Karen Nelson

City Manager
Title: Deputy City Manager


Karen began her career with the City of Jacksonville Beach in 2000 as the Accounting Supervisor.

She became the Director of Human Resources in 2011, and then Chief Financial Officer in 2015. In April of 2018, Karen was selected to be Deputy City Manager.

Karen received her B.A. in Accounting from the University of North Florida. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Karen serves on the Finance Committee for the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and is also an active member of the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) and Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA). 


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