The 2018-2019 City Council year will keep District 1 Councilmember Joyce Morgan focused again on meeting the needs of Arlington and bringing City Hall directly to the constituents through monthly town hall meetings. Morgan has earned a reputation for consistently holding informational Town Hall Meetings every month other than July and December and providing a personal touch for her constituents. She continues efforts to fight blight, increase economic development, and decrease crime in Arlington and across the City.
Morgan will serve this year as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health & Safety committee. Morgan retains assignments with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission, and the Public Service Grants Council, but will assume additional duties on the Value Adjustment Board, the Personnel Committee, and Sister Cities.
Last year, Morgan served on the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee and the Rules Committee. She was also appointed to the original 5 member committee seeking information on the possible sale of JEA. Prior to that, she served as City County Chaplain and during her first year, Morgan was appointed to serve as Floor Leader. She has also received the “Charles D. Webb Award” her first year. It’s the City Council's most prestigious internal award, bestowed annually, by the outgoing President, to the Council Member that best exemplifies the extraordinary commitment to public service demonstrated by the late Charles D. Webb during his years on the City Council. Mr. Webb served on the City Council from 1971 until his death in 1976.
Morgan is married to Dr. Richard Danford, Jr. CEO of the Jacksonville Urban League. They have three children, Faith, Morgan, and Richard Danford III.
Joyce and her family are members of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.