Jacksonville's more than 500 neighborhoods are divided into six planning districts each with a Citizens Planning Advisory Committee or 'CPAC'. The primary purpose of the CPAC is to maintain open and effective communication between Jacksonville residents, businesses, neighborhoods, community organizations, educational institutions and city government.
Click on a district to see more information:
District 1: Urban Core
District 2: Greater Arlington/Beaches
District 3: Southeast
District 4: Southwest
District 5: Northwest
District 6: North
Effective government requires meaningful citizen participation. Broad-based public involvement in planning, land use, zoning, transportation, community services, economic development, recreation, schools, police and public safety is absolutely essential.
Any interested person may attend any CPAC meeting. However, you must be appointed to become a voting member.
Citizens Planning Advisory Committees were first established in October 1993 by Mayor Ed Austin as an ongoing, grassroots public participation program. In September 2001, Mayor John Delaney issued a new executive order to continue that involvement as did Mayor John Peyton in 2007. You may view the Executive Order 2007-04 and Model By-laws (676k) in Acrobat Reader.
Mayor's Meeting with the CPAC Chairs Summaries:
Mayor's Meeting with CPAC Chairs, March 11, 2010 (PDF 67k)
Mayor's Meeting with CPAC Chairs, June 9, 2009 (PDF 2.8 MB)
Previous Mayor's Meetings with the CPAC Chairs Summaries:
Summaries of the Mayor's Quarterly CPAC Meetings, November 2002 - August 2007 (PDF Portfolio 4.4 MB) (This portfolio works best using Acrobat Reader 9.0. Click here for a free Acrobat Reader download.)
Membership on the CPAC
CPAC members are appointed by the Mayor. Members are nominated through a variety of community, civic, or government organizations located in their district. Eligibility for appointment is determined by the Chief of the Housing and Community Development Division, Neighborhoods Department.
Voting members consist of one representative per organization and one alternate to participate in the absence of the primary representative. Individuals can be nominated through the following organizations:
(a) Neighborhood, civic and homeowner's associations in the district which are listed in the Directory of Neighborhood Organizations.
(b) Businesses and professional organizations active in the district.
(c) PTA and/or SAC organizations.
(d) Other community-based organizations and entities in the district, as determined appropriate by the Chief of the Housing and Community Development Division, Neighborhoods Department.
(e) City Council members, including At-Large Council members, to each CPAC located in any part of their district.
(f) Sheriff's Advisory Council (SHADCO) in the district.
(g) Charter Members of a CPAC.
Non-voting CPAC members include:
(h) One City Department Head assigned to the CPAC by the Mayor or Director of Neighborhoods.
(i) One representative from the Duval County School Board nominated by the Board.
(j) One representative from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office nominated by the Sheriff.
If you are interested in membership, nomination and interview forms are available for download. For more information on membership contact the Housing and Community Development Division, Neighborhood Coordinators at (904) 255-8200.
CPAC Nomination and Interview Form (Word DOC, 90KB)
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Directory of Neighborhood Organizations
This listing of the city's known neighborhood associations is organized by the six planning districts - Urban Core, Greater Arlington/Beaches, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest and North. The directory serves as a resource for groups that want to share experiences and advice with each other. It is continuously updated in the division's database on a voluntary basis. You may also register to receive notification of zoning changes within your neighborhood. Use this Directory form (Microsoft Word document, 44k) to register or update your organization's information and to sign up for zoning notifications.
Housing and Community Development Division
214 N. Hogan St., 8th Floor
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 255-8200 (904) 255-8244 (fax)
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