Nick Howland is a Navy veteran, businessman, husband, and father.

 After earning his bachelor degree at Duke University in 1995, Nick served in the U.S. Navy on guided missile destroyer USS CHANDLER and at Naval Special Warfare riverine unit SBU-22. After the Navy, he earned his MBA at the University of Chicago and joined defense systems manufacturer, Raytheon Company. Nick has been an executive in the defense industry for more than 20 years, focused on marine and defense survival products. In January 2007, he relocated his family to Jacksonville for body armor manufacturer Armor Holdings, Inc. He has since had subsequent roles as Managing Director of Survitec Group, President of Revere Survival, President of Patten Company, and director on various local and international corporate boards.

On City Council, Nick serves on the Rules Committee and the Transportation, Energy and Utilities (TEU) Committee. Prior to his election to City Council, Nick had served in a variety of civic positions, including the City of Jacksonville’s Charter Revision Commission, the Environmental Protection Board, and the First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) board. In 2019 he was appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. 
 
Currently, Nick is the Executive Director of The Fire Watch, Florida’s fight to end veteran suicide, and a consultant to various marine and defense companies. He and his wife Malou are raising two teenage boys, both of whom attend Duval County public schools.


Council President Newby filed legislation declaring a vacancy in City Council At-Large Group 3. This legislation will be up for consideration at City Council during the September 14, 2021 meeting with emergency action. 

2021-0644-A
Adopted
9/14/2021
RESO 2021-683-A Concerning the At-Large Group 3 Council Member Vacancy & Special Election; Providing for a Special Election that shall be held Pursuant to Sec. 5.06, Charter, to fill said Vacancy; Providing for a Qualifying Period from 12:00 p.m. on Monday, 9/27/2021 through 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, 9/29/2021, for a 1st Special Unitary Election to be held on Tuesday, 12/7/2021, & for a Special Unitary General Election, if necessary, to be held on Tuesday, 2/22/2022; Providing for the Establishment of a Qualifying by Petition Deadline; Req Emergency Passage Upon Intro. (Sidman) (Introduced by CP Newby)
2021-0683-A
Adopted
9/14/2021
RESO Concerning the At-Large Group 3 Council Member Vacancy & Special Election; Providing for a Special Election that shall be held Pursuant to Sec. 5.06, Charter, to fill said Vacancy; Providing for a Qualifying Period from 12:00 p.m. on Monday, 9/27/2021 through 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, 9/29/2021, for a 1st Special Unitary Election to be held on Tuesday, 12/7/2021, & for a Special Unitary General Election, if necessary, to be held on Wednesday, 2/22/2022; Providing for the Establishment of a Qualifying by Petition Deadline; Req Emergency Passage Upon Intro.

AMENDED | Nick Howland Election Certified – Group 3, At-Large Jacksonville City Council
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