Council Member, Community Leaders Recognized at Annual Mayor's Environmental Awards Luncheon

September 15, 2016  
Left to right: Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer, DCPS Board Member Ashley Smith Juarez, Scenic Jacksonville Board Member Rachel Cocciolo,  Council Member Anna Brosche, Director of Community Affairs Charles Moreland and DCPS Board Member Scott

Jacksonville City Council member Anna Brosche was one of 34 honorees recognized today at the 24th annual Mayor’s Environmental Awards Luncheon. The awards, recognize Duval County individuals and organizations for their demonstrated leadership, creativity and commitment to our local environment.

“We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful city with an abundance of natural resources,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “We are as equally fortunate to have so many community stewards dedicated to improving and protecting our environment.”

Brosche was recognized alongside Duval County School Board members with the first-ever Scenic Jacksonville Award for Civic Engagement & Environmental Stewardship. Brosche introduced bill 2016-487, which appropriates City funding to plant one tree at each of Duval County's 160 public schools. Trees are assets to our city that help improve the visual appeal of communities, reduce energy costs, remove air pollutants and more.
 
Thirty-four awards were presented by 12 organizations at the University of North Florida University Center. The awards were distributed by City Council President Lori Boyer and Director of Community Affairs Dr. Charles Moreland to:
 
CITY BEAUTIFUL JAX
“Beauty Is Good For The Environment” Award
University Of North Florida Environmental Leadership Program
 
“Beauty Is Good For The Neighborhoods” Award
Jacksonville University
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD
2015 Charles E. Bennett Champion of The Environment Award
Warren Anderson
 
2015 Christi P. Veleta Environmental Award
Felicia Boyd
 
EPB Duval County Public Schools Environmental Champion Award
Marcia Rivas
 
Environmental Protection Board Individual Award
Sarah Nan
 
Government/Institutional Award
JEA
 
Business Award
CSX Corporation
 
EPB Environmental Award Of Merit
Kevin Gartland
 
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
2016 Northeast District Environmental Excellence Award
Saft
 
GREENSCAPE OF JACKSONVILLE
2016 Canopy Award
The Late Bloomers Garden Club
 
2016 Canopy Award
Dr. J. Thomas Son
 
KEEP JACKSONVILLE BEAUTIFUL
Individual Category Award
E. Denise Lee
 
Elementary School Category Award
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School
 
High School Category Award
Palm Avenue Exceptional Student Center
 
Organization Category Award
Greenstate Environmental Club
 
College Category Award
University of North Florida Environmental Center
 
Business Category
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
 
THE PUBLIC TRUST
2016 Public Trust Environmental Award
Erin Handy
 
SCENIC JACKSONVILLE
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
The Honorable Cheryl Grymes
 
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
The Honorable Scott Shine
 
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
The Honorable Ashley Smith Juarez
 
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
The Honorable Paula D. Wright
 
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
The Honorable Constance “Connie” S. Hall
 
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
The Honorable Becki Couch
 
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
The Honorable Jason Fischer
 
The Scenic Jacksonville Award For Civic Engagement And Environmental Stewardship
City Council Member Anna Lopez Brosche
 
SIERRA CLUB
2016 Sierra Club Environmental Award
Allen Tilley
 
ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER®
2015 Advocate
Matt Keene
 
2015 Volunteer Of The Year
James Taylor
 
2015 Educator Of The Year
Christ The King Catholic School
 
TIMUCUAN PARKS FOUNDATION
2016 Conservation And Preservation Award
Tony Williams
 
TREE HILL
T.R.E.E. Award Recipient
Tracey Algard
 
MAYOR’S ENVIROMENTAL AWARD
John Shellhorn