Ju’Coby Pittman is a proud native of Jacksonville who has devoted her career to the advancement of city services, veteran’s advocacy, and innovative community development. Her public service has been guided by a simple philosophy, “Go out of your comfort zone to make a difference”. She understands that to effectively work on behalf of Jacksonville’s 8th District, it is her responsibility to understand community needs, serve as the voice of the citizens, and leverage her leadership skills and hands-on approach to promote progress.
Currently, Pittman serves as Jacksonville City Council Member for District 8, on the Land Use and Zoning Committee(LUZ) and Finance Committee. She was appointed to serve on Special Committees including: Waterways, Downtown Vision and Florida Association of Counties. She was appointed by Governor Rick Scott, on July 12, 2018 and elected by the constituents of District 8 in 2019.
Pittman has been the CEO/President of the Clara White Mission for 27 years. Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman has been working to improve Jacksonville for over 30 years by implementing programs that effect change through cost-effective initiatives by engaging the community. As an extension of her vision, Pittman developed a veteran housing initiative, for both men and women. She raised $3.8 million to develop and opened the Henri Landwirth “Beaver Street Veterans Villas & Outreach Center” in 2017. She transformed this historic vacant downtown structure into a life-changing furnished "One Stop Shop" full-service permanent housing facility that includes supportive services. Pittman was a featured guest on the “Today Show” and was recognized for the transformational impact that Clara White Mission provides to the city’s veterans, ex-offenders, homeless, and low-income communities. She integrated certified vocational training, daily meals and supportive services. Pittman, takes great pride in her role in providing these critically essential services with the collaboration of public and private partnerships, she has fostered along the way to get the work done.
Councilwoman Pittman is committed to a three-prong platform:
- Engaging and mobilizing constituents and government to work together to address neighborhood concerns and achieve results by utilizing her voice, influence, and negotiation skills to address the most urgent and important issues impacting the residents of District 8.
- Expanding Economic Development with a focus on job training and employment, small business investments and neighborhood revitalization by highlighting District 8 assets.
- Collaborating with law enforcement, community and neighborhoods to reduce criminal activities.
Community engagement has kept Pittman at the forefront of Jacksonville’s progression as she has served on the transition team(s) of Jacksonville’s four mayors: Mayors John Delaney, John Peyton, Alvin Brown and Lenny Curry.
Over the years, Pittman has been a trustee, member and served on numerous of boards in the community, some include: Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Children’s Commission(KHA), Cummer Museum, Ritz Theatre, Urban League, Leadership Jacksonville, Leadership Florida, Uptown Civitan, Junior League, Homeless Coalition, Downtown Rotary Club, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Pittman has been acknowledged in the community for her contributions and achievements: The Eve Award for Employment, the FBI Community Leadership Award, Urban League Leadership Award, Leadership Jacksonville Award, NAACP Award, Mayor’s Commission on the Statues of Woman, HUD Opportunity and Empowerment Award, Jacksonville Business Journal “Women of Influence,” Jessie Ball duPont Leadership Award, Mary Singleton Award, and CDBG Award for Community Revitalization.
Pittman earned dual degrees from Florida State College in Jacksonville (Associate in Arts: Business Administration) and Jones College (Bachelor of Science: Business Administration). As one of Jones College’s most accomplished alumna and valued advisors. Pittman was honored with the College’s Doctorate of Humane Letters and participated in the CLIMB Program at EWC.
You can count on Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman, to use her passionate, innovative, hard-working and hands-on approach to make a difference in the community, she has served faithfully for more than 30 years with visible results.
Her philosophy is “Go out of your comfort zone to make a difference”.