Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services
Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Department
Welcome to the City of Jacksonville, Military Affairs, Veteran and Disabled Services (MAVDS) Department. We have an amazing and talented team of professionals who are dedicated to providing you with timely and competent services and answers to your questions.
The MAVDS team functions within the following four priorities:
- First, we are an advocate for the expansion of military infrastructure, personnel, and jobs within the City of Jacksonville and throughout the NE Florida. As the Director of MAVDS department, I am a cabinet-level member and a direct report to Mayor Alvin Brown. The department team works closely with military, business, community, and elected leaders at the local, state, and national levels to deliver a compelling message that Jacksonville is the most Military-Friendly City in the United States and that Jacksonville is strategically important to the security posture of the nation.
- Second, the MAVDS department is committed to delivering timely and competent services to our large and growing Veteran community. MAVDS staff is ready to assist Veterans, their survivors and their care-givers who seek access to pensions, healthcare, disability ratings, GI Bill, and other earned benefits.
- Third, the MAVDS department serves citizens with disabilities, through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and enforcement; in addition to providing information and referral services, special events and training. The Disabled Services office has a key role to ensure that all City services and programs are accessible to people with disabilities while also providing informal guidance and resources as it relates to accessibility and ADA to the private sector.
- Fourth, the MAVDS department oversees and maintains a Jobs-For-Vets website, a recently launched initiative by Mayor Brown and designed to connect job seeking Veterans to Veteran-Friendly employers in the City of Jacksonville and throughout NE Florida.
Thank you again for visiting the City of Jacksonville, Military Affairs, Veteran and Disabled Services Department website. Please contact us at one of the following numbers, or visit our offices in City Hall, if we can be of any assistance.
Military Affair matters: (904) 630-3621
Veteran Services: (904) 630-3680
Disabled Services: (904) 630-4940
Rear Admiral (ret) V.G. Guillory
City Hall at St. James Building
117 W. Duval St., Suite 175