Blog Posts

City officials help a small business owner navigate the permitting processes.
August 18, 2017
Starting a small business can be a daunting experience. 
Mayor Lenny Curry when he was a smiling infant.
August 07, 2017
When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be an NFL linebacker. It was a dream many would describe as wild, but my parents always supported and encouraged me. Jacksonville should be doing the same to help our kids in our city reach for their dreams.
A collage of a photograph of Alexandria Andrade speking at the podium with Mayor Lenny Curry smiling behind her, and a letter to Alexandria from Mayor Curry.
August 04, 2017
Earlier this month, I met a future leader in our community. Her name is Alexandria Andrade, and she’s a rising 5th grader at Sallye Mathis Elementary School. 

Mayor Lenny Curry delivering his 2017 Budget Address. City Council President Anna Brosche sits beside him.
August 03, 2017
Having been a CPA, I’ve long known that budgets are about priorities. You can tell a lot about what an organization cares about by how it allocates resources. 
Featured VideoX
July 24, 2017
Is your family prepared for the next storm? Do you know your evacuation zone? Is your supply kit stocked? Get the answers to these questions and make sure you’re JaxReady this hurricane season. 
Mayor Lenny Curry at the podium, joined by EWC PResident Nat Glover, members of City Council, and clergy members in the Student Union of Edward Waters College on July 5, 2017.
July 05, 2017
Edward Waters College (EWC) should be a beacon of light for our community. Not just because of its historic significance, but because of its many valuable contributions to our city. Today, we announced plans to strengthen those contributions.
Mayor Curry, surrounded by his family, taking the oath of office at his Inauguration on July 1, 2015.
July 03, 2017
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I occasionally share motivational quotes. One of my favorites is from Tony Robbins: “The path to success is to take massive determined action.”
Jax Skyline
June 27, 2017
How many of you remember Jacksonville’s old tagline, The Bold New City of the South? While I was not a city resident at the time, I am certainly inspired by the bold history and legacy it represented.
Public Safety
June 27, 2017
One thing you learn as mayor going door-to-door to talk with residents: they keep it real.
IKEA Groundbreaking
June 27, 2017
Jacksonville is a city on the move, and we’re not stopping! Just look at these numbers…
 
Meeting with Youth
June 27, 2017
Growing up can be tough. As the parent of three school-age kids, I know. It helps having someone who believes in you, motivates you, and keeps you focused on the path to success. 
Treadmills
June 27, 2017
At a recent ribbon cutting for the new YMCA at Baptist North, I joked about the gym being my second office. I was only half joking.