Blog Posts

Flowers at the Police Memorial Wall in downtown Jacksonville.
May 25, 2018
A solemn duty I face as mayor is the responsibility of helping our city honor our fallen heroes.
From left: Rear Admiral Sean S. Buck, Mayor Lenny Curry and Rear Admiral Linda R. Wakerman
May 11, 2018
I came to Jacksonville the same way many people in our city did – through the Navy.
From left: Mrs. Molly Curry, Katie Davis, and Mayor Lenny Curry
May 09, 2018
Every May, Jacksonville joins cities across the nation to observe Older Americans Month, recognizing the many contributions that senior citizens make in our communities. The successes we enjoy today are built upon the strong foundation these amazing citizens helped build.
Mayor Lenny and Molly Curry deliver baby books to newborns and their mothers at UF Health Jacksonville.
April 27, 2018
The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are some of the most important.
 
Mayor Curry learning how to package an order during a tour of the JAX2 facility.
April 26, 2018
Jacksonville is on the move. That fact was on full display at the grand opening of Amazon’s JAX2 Fulfillment Center in northwest Jacksonville this month.
 
Mayor Curry joins State Senator Aaron Bean, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. John Rutherford to learn more about Magellan Transport Logistics.
April 10, 2018
Logistics is big business in Jacksonville. And it keeps getting bigger.
Mayor Curry participating in the 2018 Treadmill Tuesday Challenge at the Winston Family YMCA.
April 02, 2018
I recently joined the First Coast YMCA to help break the tie with our rivals in Tampa in the Treadmill Tuesday Challenge.
Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a meeting with HUD Secretary Ben Carson and local pastors.
March 30, 2018
Great things are happening in Jacksonville and key people are taking notice.
Mayor Lenny Curry speaking on the steps of Jacksovnillf Fire and Rescue Department Headquarters building.
March 29, 2018
Our first responders have a difficult job. They respond to tragic events and scenes – car accidents, house fires, and medical emergencies – often multiple times per day. Bearing witness to that level of trauma isn’t easy.
Collage of the mayor's visits to Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and River City Science Academy visits
March 28, 2018
Earlier this month, I was honored to witness the amazing heights modern technology has reached. I am inspired by the bright future that lies ahead for the City of Jacksonville due to the innovation and leadership taking place within our community.
 
Mayor Lenny Curry with Sheriff Mike Williams and Governor Rick Scott at a news conference annoucing Gov. Scott's proposals to improve safety in Florida schools, Feb. 28, 2018.
March 02, 2018
Every morning, I watch my kids enter the school yard. When they do, I feel a sense of safety and security because I know they are in the care of adults I trust to teach and care for them.
Mayor Curry met with the David and Linda Stein and the UNF Scholarship recipients in his office at City Hall.
March 01, 2018
Last week, I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with the “Steiners” – a group of promising students from the University of North Florida.
 
Mayor Curry and City Councilman Al Ferraro take a group photo with a Public Works pothole patching crew, Feb. 21, 2018.
February 27, 2018
City Councilman Al Ferraro and I were privileged to spend some time with an amazing group of men on Wednesday. We joined a Public Works crew conducting pothole repairs along Whittaker Road on the northside.
From left: Edward Waters College President Nat Glover, Mayor Lenny Curry, JU President Tim Cost, and Fellowship Founder Chuck Wodehouse.
February 22, 2018
Last week, I joined the Jacksonville University community to announce the Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship program, and it was an honor to be included in a monumental moment that will benefit the City of Jacksonville in the many years to come.
 
Mayor Curry marching with City Council members during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.
February 22, 2018
As individuals, we might not believe that we can change the world by ourselves; but if we all make a conscious effort to have a positive impact in at least one person’s life, we are well on our way.
From left: Councilman Reggie Brown, Councilman Reggie Gaffney, Mayor Lenny Curry, Councilwoman Katrina Brown, and Councilman Sam Newby.
February 20, 2018
One City. One Jacksonville. is a promise for our entire city. Not just for downtown, but for every community in Duval County.
 
The Curry family with Tajon at his adoption ceremony.
February 16, 2018
As the old adage says, “it takes a village to raise a child.” I’m appreciative of Jacksonville heroes who open their homes and their hearts to children in need.
 
The mayor's pups, Blake & B.
February 16, 2018
My family and I couldn’t imagine our lives without Blake and B. Those faces you see in that photo greet us every day, reminding us of the special bond and incredible love only pets can provide.   
 
An aerial view of EverBank Field and the Jacksonville Sports Complex taken in 2016
January 29, 2018
For too long, Jacksonville has been described as a city with “great potential.” It’s time to turn that great potential into actions that produce great results for our citizens and communities.
 
Mayor Curry on stage at the Bills Bustin' Bash, Jan. 5, 2018.
January 26, 2018
While I’m not thrilled about how the AFC Championship game played out, I’m blocking my hurt and thinking about the guys that played the game.
 
Mayor Lenny Curry addressing the first board meeting of the Kids Hope Alliance, Jan. 17, 2018
January 24, 2018
Too many kids in Jacksonville are facing hopelessness. In the past two and a half years, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with some incredible young people. But some of these same kids have faced unfathomable hardship; they have dealt with a friend being shot, seen a parent incarcerated, or struggled with homelessness.
 
Mayor Lenny Curry with a student from Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Kooker Park ribbon cutting, Dec. 14, 2017.
December 21, 2017
Kooker Park has a long history in Jacksonville’s historic Eastside community, and one man is a big reason why. 
 
Mayor Lenny Curry with Jaguars Quarterback Blake Bortles and Sheriff Mike Williams with kids at a football camp in June 2017.
December 19, 2017
Success is built on getting the right talent together around a common vision, putting in the time and preparation, and executing the plan. The Jaguars are leveraging these principles into a winning season, earning support and generating enthusiasm all over the city.
 
Mayor Lenny Curry talking with NS Mayport officers during the Jacksonville Vets Breakfast on Dec. 7, 2017.
December 15, 2017
Each week, I issue birthday and anniversary letters to citizens, celebrating the milestones they’ve reached in their lives or their organizations. Last week was incredibly special in that I was afforded and opportunity to recognize a long-time anchor in the community.
Mayor Lenny Curry shakes the hand of a Jacksonville Firefighter at Fire Station 2.
November 27, 2017
Jacksonville is well known for taking bold steps. That also rings true for the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department (JFRD).
Mayor Lenny Curry rides in the back of a weapons carrier Jeep with his mother and father in the 2017 Veterans Day Parade.
November 20, 2017
Though I never served, I learned to honor those who have from my experiences with those in my family who answered the call. I had the chance to honor one of those heroes – my dad – during this year's Veterans Day Parade.
Mayor Curry brought Jaguars game tickets to the EVAC students at Lee High School
November 13, 2017
Some of the most valuable insights I receive happen when I get out of my office and meet people face-to-face. That’s how I can learn about citizens’ daily lives and challenges.
Mayor Curry talking to a Daniel Academy student at the bill signing for the Kids Hope Alliance
November 01, 2017
There was a sign on the wall, just above the whiteboard, in the classroom at Daniel Academy where I signed the Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) legislation into law. It read, “No Slacking Any Time.”
 
Jacksonville Firefighters in dress uniform saluting the flag at the 2017 Fallen Firefighter Memorial Day observance
October 19, 2017
Every October, we gather to honor the lives and service of 22 individuals who gave their all in service to this city. I was proud to join the men and women of the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department (JFRD) on Oct. 10 to pay tribute.
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October 18, 2017
With two years and now our third budget behind us, Jacksonville continues to send a strong message that we are united and committed to addressing key priorities.
The mayor's dogs, Blake & Beatrice.
October 03, 2017
During the long campaign for mayor, I promised the kids that we could get a dog. I won, and so did they.
September 26, 2017
You can tell a lot about a people by how they respond in times of challenge. These events can be defining moments for communities. Hurricane Irma has proven, once again, that Jacksonville is a resilient city full of resilient people.

August 23, 2017
Since the start of hurricane season on June 1, we have already seen eight named storms form in the Atlantic Ocean.
August 21, 2017
It’s back-to-school time in the Curry household. A lot changes when the school bell rings, signaling the start of a new year.
August 18, 2017
Starting a small business can be a daunting experience. 
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.
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. 

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. 
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. 
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.
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.”
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.
June 27, 2017
One thing you learn as mayor going door-to-door to talk with residents: they keep it real.
June 27, 2017
Jacksonville is a city on the move, and we’re not stopping! Just look at these numbers…
 
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. 
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.