A packed stadium for the annual Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic
October 10, 2012
The City of Jacksonville celebrates 90 years of a classic rivalry. The University of Georgia Bulldogs will take home field against the University of Florida Gators on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m. at EverBank Field.

“It’s my honor to welcome back the thousands of fans who have made this classic college football matchup a tradition that puts a spotlight on Jacksonville,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “This is one of the most exciting times of the year in our city, and I’d like to thank everyone from the athletes to the staff and volunteers for the important roles they play in creating an unbeatable experience right in the heart of our city.”

Major Betty Myrthil and Mayor Alvin Brown
October 10, 2012
Mayor Alvin Brown met with Major Betty Myrthil, minority admissions officer for West Point military academy, in his office at City Hall on Sept. 12. Dr. Donnie Horner will be traveling to West Point in November to coordinate details for Mayor Brown's joint summer program with the esteemed military academy.
Back to School Blitz Billboard
October 08, 2012
Dr. Donnie Horner, Education Commissioner, submits his First Quarter Report for 2012.
October 05, 2012
Weeklong activities highlight the benefits of a college education

Mayor Alvin Brown and Duval County Public Schools have partnered to bring forth several activities in conjunction with “Jacksonville Goes to College Week.” Students throughout the city will participate in various activities highlighting the college entrance process and benefits of a college education during programs scheduled Friday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 13.
Lights On Afterschool
October 04, 2012
Celebration of Afterschool Programs

Dr. Donnie Horner, the education commissioner for the City of Jacksonville will present a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Alvin Brown at the 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool celebration at North Shore Elementary School on Thrusday, Oct. 18. Honored guests include Jill Dame, Interim Executive Director for the Jacksonville Children's Commission; Felicia Hardaway,Principal of North Shore Elementary; Dr. Davalu Parrish, Executive Director of the Bridge of Northeast Florida; and the Honorable Dr. Johnny Gaffney, Jacksonville City Councilman for District 7.
Mayor Alvin Brown announced today the Week of Valor, saluting our city's veterans and active service members
October 04, 2012
Series of events will honor veterans, educate the public, and celebrate the lives of veterans

Highlighting Jacksonville’s commitment to the military and veterans, Mayor Alvin Brown and an array of community leaders announced a major weeklong series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions of current and former armed forces members and military families.

The Week of Valor in November serves as a way to come together as a community and honor those who serve, reflect on their sacrifices and celebrate their lives.

The Week of Valor kicks off Monday, Nov. 5, with a military appreciation luncheon sponsored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The national spotlight on the city’s deep ties to the military and veteran communities will include two major sporting events.
October 01, 2012
Ms. Chanelle Porter took part in Mayor Alvin Brown's inaugural summer Learn2Earn program -- a summer program which motivates students for college. Ms. Porter met several mentors in the program, including Education Commissioner Dr. Donnie Horner and Cedric Cruse with the City of Jacksonville.
City of Jacksonville, Florida
September 28, 2012
Local producers and director to be honored

Local producer Pepper Lindsey was presented with the 2012 Jacksonville Film Industry Award, and producer Brenda Egedy-Kolb and director Warren Skeels were presented the 2012 Rising Star Award at the 12th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception. Members of the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Motion Pictures, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville City Council, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and industry leaders gathered to celebrate this year’s highlights in local film and digital media production.
The Navy-Marine Corps Classic will be played on the deck of the USS Bataan in Jacksonville
September 26, 2012
Florida Takes On Georgetown aboard Deck of USS Bataan at 9 P.M. ET
Little Big Town concert to precede the game
The national spotlight will shine on Jacksonville again on Nov. 9, when the NBC Sports Network will televise the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball game live.
The contest between the University of Florida and Georgetown University will tip off at 9 p.m. and will be played aboard the deck of the USS Bataan at Mayport Naval Air Station.
"I'm excited to have NBC Sports Network on board for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic," said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. "This promises to be much more than a game; it’s an opportunity for a national audience to see two great teams in a unique setting that showcases the pride Jacksonville residents have for our city's longstanding friendship with the military and veteran community."
Mayor Alvin Brown, City Council President Bill Bishop and others welcoming Mass Mutual to Downtown Jacksonville
September 20, 2012
Financial Design Associates plans to hire 25 in next two years
Financial Design Associates, a local branch of the 161-year-old Fortune 500 company Mass Mutual, has moved operations from the Southside to the BB&T Tower in Downtown Jacksonville.
Mayor Alvin Brown joined Jacksonville City Council President Bill Bishop, Councilman Don Redman, Downtown stakeholders and representatives of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce to welcome Managing Partner Roger Dominey and dozens of his staff members.
Financial Design Associates started as a Mass Mutual branch in 1999 with five staff members and has since grown to 50, covering a service area that straddles Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. With the move to Downtown, the firm has announced plans to hire 25 new employees in the next two years and double the size of business within the next five.
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