Former Council Member Ginger Soud 11/9/1994-6/30/1995
7/1/1995-6/30/1999
7/1/1999-6/30/2003

Ginger Soud, the first woman elected to an at-large position, was a member of the Finance Committee, Recreation & Community Development Committee, Public Health, Safety & Education Committee, the Special Committee on Legislative Issues, the Tourist Development Council and Chair of the Education Task Force. At the State level she serves on the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors, Florida League of Cities International Relations Committee and the Federal Action Strike Team.

Past Public Service:

  • President of City Council (1999-2000)
  • President Pro Tempore of City Council (1998-1999)
  • Chairwoman of Public Health & Safety Committee
  • Chairwoman of Land Use & Zoning Committee
  • Chairwoman of the Tourist Development Council
  • Vice Chair of Finance & Administration Committee
  • Vice Chair of Special Committee on Cecil Field Redevelopment
  • Public Services & Utilities Committee
  • Rules Committee
  • Special Committee on Federal and State Legislation
  • Special Committee on Telecommunications & Economic Development
  • Jacksonville Waterways Commission
  • International Relations & Marketing Development Commission
  • Council Liaison to the Cultural Council
  • Council Liaison to the Jacksonville Housing Partnership
  • Mayor's Film & Entertainment Board
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning Council
  • Ex-Officio Member of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission
  • JEDC Tourism Task Force
  • Vice Chair of the Florida League of Cities Utilities & Telecommunications Committee
  • Florida League of Cities Executive Board
  • Florida League of Cities Legislative Policy Committee on Urban Administration
  • Florida League of Cities Telecommunications Subcommittee
  • Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors
  • Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Board
  • Gator Bowl Association Board
  • JaxPort Public Advisory Committee

Present Community Involvement:

  • Member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
  • Charter Member of Women's Advisory Board, Clara White Mission
  • Board of CHARACTER COUNTS! Jacksonville
  • Member of the Downtown Rotary Club
  • Steering Committee University of North Florida Osprey Club Board Member

Past Community Involvement:

  • Chairwoman of the Jacksonville Billy Graham Crusade
  • Jacksonville Women's Network
  • Northside Community Involvement Advisory Committee
  • Gateway Community Services Women's Advisory Board
  • Founding Board Member & Past Chairwoman of the First Coast Women's Services
  • Steering Committee of Women Today International
  • Baptist Medical Center Auxiliary
  • Advisory Board to Prevent Blindness
  • Jacksonville Bar Auxiliary
  • PTA Board Member

Professional:

Ginger has been a Real Estate Broker for 20 years and is owner of GINGER SOUD REALTY. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, and Jacksonville Association of Realtors.

Personal:

Soud is married to the Honorable Judge AC Soud, Jr. and they have three sons: Jeff Soud, Esquire, Dr. John Soud, and Adrian Soud, Esquire.