Mayor Lenny Curry laid out his priorities and presented his proposed 2015-2016 Annual Budget to the Jacksonville City Council during a special meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015. View digital versions of the mayor's proposed budget and capital improvement plan at www.coj.net/myjaxbudget
Event Will Explore the Theme “City of Jacksonville – 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship”
The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board (EPB) and the University of North Florida (UNF) will present the 2015 Environmental Symposium on Aug. 14 at UNF’s Adam W. Herbert University Center. The annual event, sponsored by EPB and the UNF Environmental Center, brings together members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy.
Robin Lumb Will Serve as Mayor’s Director of Policy
Mayor Lenny Curry announced today that he has appointed Robin Lumb as his Director of Policy.
In this capacity, Lumb – a former At-Large Jacksonville City Councilman – will report to newly appointed Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart.
Playoff Teams Atlanta and New Orleans to Face Off in Third Annual Event
For the third straight year, Jacksonville will be a destination for the NBA as the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans face off in a preseason game at Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday, Oct. 9.
The Hawks, who posted the best record in the Eastern Conference this season, will be playing a Pelicans team that advanced to the playoffs in the Western Conference for the first time since 2011.
“This year’s NBA game between two playoff teams showcases Jacksonville’s strong ability to host major events. We are excited that our partnership with the NBA will continue for a third successive year,” Mayor Alvin Brown said. “Our city’s record as a premier destination for sports and entertainment will only continue building momentum with this first-class show for basketball fans in 2015.”
The New Orleans Pelicans return to Jacksonville for the third year in a row. They feature All-NBA performer Anthony Davis coached by Alvin Gentry, who was an assistant coach for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors this past season.
Join the City of Jacksonville and PRI Productions in celebrating our nation’s independence with the annual 4th of July Celebration. The event will feature a free concert at the Shipyards with performances by Jacksonville’s own Be Easy opening for pop/rock band Orleans. Orleans is best known for iconic hits “Still the One,” “Dance with Me,” and “Love Takes Time.” Activities kick off at 5 p.m. with family fun games and entertainment on the Northbank at the Shipyards and on the Southbank at Friendship Fountain.
Capping off the day’s events will be a spectacular fireworks display, choreographed to music, over the Downtown riverfront. The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.
The fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. Fireworks will be launched near The Jacksonville Landing and the Shipyards.