Move Will Create 123 Local Financial Services Jobs
International financial services company Macquarie Group will open an office in Downtown Jacksonville, creating 123 highly skilled jobs over the next two years.
The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved the project on Tuesday as Project Post, and Macquarie officials announced today they selected Jacksonville as the home for these jobs, which have an average annual wage of more than $64,000.
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.