James D. Gray, Jr.
Mr. Gray has a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management and Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. Mr. Gray has over fifteen years of management, engineering, environmental, and educational experience. In his previous positions of Natural Resources Manager and Coastal Engineer for Indian River County, Mr. Gray’s responsibilities included; administering projects and budgets, implementing the County’s beach preservation plan, artificial reef program, lagoon restoration plan, removal of derelict vessels from the waterways, maintaining aids to navigation, and writing, applying for, and managing Federal and State grants.
Mr. Gray’s has extensive experience working with legislators and the public, has managed numerous projects, and overseen the award of in-excess of $50 Million in grant funding from various Federal and State agencies. Mr. Gray also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association (FSBPA) and was awarded the 2018 FSBPA “Local Government Award” and the 2016 Keep Indian River Beautiful “Government Collaborator Award”.