October 30, 2019
The Jacksonville City Council announces a series of fact-finding workshops on the JEA, beginning on Wednesday, November 6th and continuing twice monthly through May 2020. The City Council will meet in the Lynwood Roberts Room on the first floor of City Hall at 11:00 a.m. on the Monday of City Council meeting weeks (weeks of the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month) to perform an intensive review of the history and current condition of the JEA, its relationship to the Consolidated City of Jacksonville, and various factors relating to a potential recapitalization, privatization or reorganization of the utility. Council Member Michael Boylan (District 6) will chair the workshop process. The public is welcome to attend and observe the workshops.
 
October 29, 2019
Chairman Lindsey Brock has announced the appointment of the following subcommittees of the 2019-20 Charter Revision Commission:
Government Structure/Preserving Institutional Knowledge
Chair: Hon. Ronald Swanson
Hon. Matt Schellenberg
Jessica Baker
Nelson McCoy
Heidi Jameson
 
Urban Services District
Chair: Anne-Marie Knight
Frank Denton
Celestine Mills
Charles Griggs
 
City-wide Strategic Planning
 
Chair: Betzy Santiago
Hon. W. C. Gentry
Emily Lisska
Nick Howland
Chris Hagan
 
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October 29, 2019
The City of Jacksonville will host the annual Florida-Georgia football game on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field where the University of Florida will take the home field against the University of Georgia. The annual tradition has taken place in Jacksonville since 1933 and is considered to be one of college football’s most significant rivalries.
 
October 28, 2019
November 6, 2019 – Councilman Diamond, joined by Mayor Curry, Representatives from the Northeast Florida Commissions and representatives from various veterans’ organizations, will host a signing ceremony for The Fire Watch. The Fire Watch is a coordinated effort between the City of Jacksonville and the counties of Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. John’s to end veteran suicide in our region. The City of Jacksonville will serve as the legal home of The Fire Watch and coordinate with the surrounding counties via inter-local agreements. Through a series of partnerships and collaborations between local, state, and federal agencies, private donors, media entities, and regional and national non-profits, The Fire Watch will coordinate an effort to organize existing resources to combat the veteran suicide epidemic locally.
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October 28, 2019
Jaguars President Mark Lamping joined Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry at a press conference today inside City Hall to announce the 2019 recipients of the Jacksonville Resource and Reintegration Center community grants. The Jaguars Foundation and the City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department awarded $58,000 to military and veteran-serving organizations throughout the community.
 
Navy Band marching in the 2018 Veterans Day Parade.
October 28, 2019
The Celebration of Valor is an annual series of events honoring the service and sacrifice of Jacksonville’s proud military community. This annual tradition brings together the City of Jacksonville and the military communities in the local area to recognize those who serve and who have served.
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October 25, 2019

Legendary rivalry to continue tradition at TIAA Bank Field

Mayor Lenny Curry is excited to announce that there is an agreement to keep one of our nation’s biggest football rivalry games in Jacksonville. Since 1933, the City of Jacksonville and TIAA Bank Field have been the home of the Georgia-Florida game. Under the new agreement, Curry confirms that tradition will continue through 2023, with an added option to keep the game in Jacksonville two additional years, until 2025.
 

JPL Presents Grow Your Groceries with Man in Overalls - photos of raised bed vegetable gardens and veggie illustrations
October 24, 2019
You want to grow your groceries, but there are so many questions: Where should I put my garden? What should I grow and when? How much space does everything need? The Jacksonville Public Library is hosting a free class on how to take the first steps toward growing fruits and vegetables in your own back yard. Urban farmer and educator Nathan Ballentine (aka Man in Overalls) will be on hand to teach attendees how to grow food for self and neighbor in raised bed food gardens.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a purple ribbon
October 23, 2019
Show your support for domestic violence survivors and raise awareness by wearing purple on October 24, 2019 and using the hastags #PurpleThursday, #DVAM, and #SurvivorSpeaks on social media.
October 22, 2019
All you need is a pen and a piece of paper to show your appreciation and send some holiday cheer to the servicemen and women who help defend our freedom here and abroad.
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