A happy pet with its new owner.
December 12, 2011
Florida Animal Control Association also recognized ACPS volunteer as top in state

The Florida Animal Control Association, the professional association of animal care and control personnel in Florida, named the City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services division as the Outstanding Animal Control Agency of the Year for Florida. ACPS was recognized out of more than 130 agencies as a statewide leader in animal programs and services.
Mayor's Mentors
December 07, 2011
Mayor Calls On Citizens to Give One Hour a Week to Mentor Jacksonville Students

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown announced today the launch of the Mayor’s Mentors, a public-private partnership to train and place 500 new school-based mentors with Duval County Public School students by April 1 at no cost to taxpayers. The Mayor’s goal is to recruit, train and match mentors with Duval County Public School students to increase on-time, next grade promotion and graduation rates. For more information on becoming a Mayor’s Mentor, the public may call United Way’s 2-1-1 or visit www.coj.net/mayorsmentors.
December 05, 2011
Holiday Hoops Game with Florida Gators vs. Rider Broncs

The City of Jacksonville welcomes the University of Florida Gators and the Rider University Broncs for their upcoming Holiday Hoops Classic basketball game on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Both team mascots will be available before the game so bring a camera for photo opportunities.
Mayor Brown at the Jaguars' Season Opener
November 30, 2011
Mayor Alvin Brown welcomes the new Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Mr. Shahid Khan, to the community. Following the announcement of the sale of the Jaguars, Mayor Brown sent a welcome letter to Mr. Khan, expressing his pleasure for Khan’s commitment to Jacksonville and the Jaguars.
 
“As mayor, I take seriously my duty to support the Jaguars,” said Brown in his letter. “The City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars have long been partners in making this a great NFL city. I look forward to continuing that partnership with you as the new team owner.”

Pictured from left: Jaxson De Ville, Mayor Alvin Brown and Lenny Curry
November 21, 2011
Game-day activities to take place downtown prior to Jaguars’ Monday Night Football game on Dec. 5
 
Mayor Alvin Brown joined Touchdown Jacksonville Team Teal Commissioner Tony Boselli and Chair of Game Day Experience Lenny Curry in announcing the Ultimate TEALgate Party for the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday Night Football game on Dec. 5. 
 
Mayor Brown has proclaimed Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 as “Ultimate TEALgate Day” in support of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Monday Night Football game against the San Diego Chargers. To create a fun environment for all to enjoy, the Jaguars and others will host festivities at various locations throughout downtown.


 
Jacksonville seniors are sending over 300 care packages to our soldier for Christmas.
November 16, 2011
The City of Jacksonville’s Adult Services Division, in partnership with Mission Harvest America, Inc., is sending care packages to troops in Afghanistan during the holidays.

Seniors from 19 senior centers have collected toiletries, snacks, phone calling cards, batteries, pens, stationery, crossword puzzles, books, sports and entertainment games, greeting cards and other miscellaneous items in appreciation of our military overseas. Collectively, more than 300 care packages will be distributed to soldiers by Christmas.
Mayor Brown with Councilman Clark and Council President Joost
November 08, 2011
Mayor Alvin Brown unveiled his reform plan for City Council’s review on Tuesday. The reform plan is an effort to streamline operations to deliver city services in the most efficient, effective manner possible.

The reform plan promotes economic development and quality of life by concentrating on cost-reductions and public-private partnerships that will boost value for taxpayers.

Recognized as a Top Affiliate and for Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
November 01, 2011
Recognized as a Top Affiliate and for Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

For the second consecutive year, the City of Jacksonville and the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission have been recognized nationally by Keep America Beautiful in two award categories. This year, KJB earned a distinguished service citation in the Affiliate Award category and second place for its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. This recognition builds on KJB’s first-place wins in the same categories in 2010. KAB will present the awards to KJB at the 58th Annual National Conference at the end of November. The conference will be in New Orleans and affiliates nationwide will attend.

Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic 2011
November 01, 2011
 It was a great day for football in Jacksonville as the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs squared off in the 89th annual Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic.

The event packed EverBank field with 82,000 fans as a total of 200,000 fans flocked to the downtown area.

Jacksonville has been neutral ground for this premier college football rivalry since 1933.

Click here for some game day images of Mayor Alvin Brown.
Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic 2011
October 28, 2011
 Welcome back fans!

The Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic is Saturday, Oct. 29. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.

A sold-out EverBank Field will host 82,000 fans and the event, in total, draws more than 200,000 fans to the downtown area.

Jacksonville has been neutral ground for this premier college football rivalry since 1933. The event has grown over the years and carries an estimated economic impact of $80 million.
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