City Manager


The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission, and serves as the administrative head of the city. The primary responsibilities of the City Manager are to see that the policies of the elected council are implemented and that the entire community is being served. 

Palatka's City Manager is Zeriah K. Folston.

The City Manager’s office is located in City Hall at:
201 N. 2nd St.
Palatka, FL 32177

Please feel free to contact our office with any of your concerns.

About Zeriah K. Folston

The City of Palatka is pleased to welcome Zeriah K. Folston as the City Manager of Palatka, FL!

Zeriah K. Folston is a dynamic and energetic public manager!  His energy and wisdom amazes yet excites those who encounter him!! Thanks to his father and grandfather’s service to others; he has always had a servant’s heart.  He’s a balanced, professional and infectious leader who shifts organizational cultures. 

Zeriah is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree and Minor in Leadership.  In his 12 plus years of experience in government, he has served as: City Manager’s intern, County Manager’s intern, Grants/Contracts Specialist, Budget Analysts, Assistant Supervisor of Elections and City Manager.   He is a member of the Florida City and County Managers Association (FCCMA), the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). 

One of his passions is to provide quality service to increase the Quality of Life for all citizens!