COEA logoMission: The Council on Elder Affairs is established to serve as an advocate for the elderly in the City, to the governmental agencies responsible for the various plans and programs designed to help the elderly.  To assist in the implementation of plans and programs selected by regional organizations, as they relate to the City and its elderly.  To designate priorities among programs developed in the City by public, nonprofit and private providers concerning the elderly.

Members: The Council on Elder Affairs is a countywide body representative of all of the elderly people of Duval County. This Council consists of 19 members, five appointed by the mayor and one appointed by each of the 14 district City Council members. Members must be at least 55 years old and cannot be employed by any government entity or a provider of services to the elderly.

Meeting Schedule: The Council On Elder Affairs meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at City Hall, 117 W. Duval Street, 1st Flr, Lynwood Roberts Room, Jacksonville, FL  32202 . Requests for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be made to the Disabled Services Division two to three business-days prior to the meeting at (904) 255-5466 or email The public is encouraged to attend. Please contact the office prior to the day of the meeting to confirm time and location as changes can occur from time to time.

The following dates are the Council on Elder Affairs scheduled General Council meetings for the 2021 year:
  • January 27, 2021
  • February 24, 2021
  • March 24, 2021
  • April 28, 2021
  • May 26, 2021
  • June 23, 2021
  • July 27, 2021
  • August 24, 2021
  • No Meeting
  • October 27, 2021
  • November - TBD
  • December Annual Training Workshop - TBD
Adhoc Committee Meetings:  The following dates are the Council on Elder Affairs Ad-Hoc meetings.  Meetings are held monthly.  Dates, times, and sub-groupings are subject to change based on Chair/Council, Initiatives, and City priorities.  Meetings are held at City Hall, St. James Building, 117 W. Duval Street, Conference Room C, 3RD Floor, Jacksonville, FL  32202.

2021 Neighborhoods and Transportation Health and Wellness Legislation and Public Safety Resources and Technology Age-Friendly General Council
2nd Wednesday 3rd Wednesday 2nd
3rd Tuesday 4th Tuesday
February None None 2/17 None 2/16 2/24
March 3/3 3/10 3/17 3/9 3/16 3/24
April 4/7 4/14 4/21 4/13 4/20 4/28
May 5/5 5/12 5/19 5/11 5/18 5/26
June 6/2 6/9 6/16 6/8 6/15 6/22
July 7/7 7/14 7/21 7/13 7/20 7/27
August 8/4 8/11 8/18 8/10 8/17 8/24
September 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/7 9/14 9/21
October 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/12 10/19 10/26
December No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting

Council Members:

Name Category
Vacant CC-District 1, Council Member Joyce Morgan
John F. Roberts CC-District 2, Council Member Al Ferraro
Vacant CC-District 3, Council Member Aaron Bowman
Vacant CC-District 4, Council Member Kevin Carrico
Montelle Trammell CC-District 5, Council Member LeAnna Cumber
Michael Beck CC-District 6, Council Member Michael Boylan
Lydia Bell CC-District 7, Council Member Reggie Gaffney
Vacant CC-District 8, Council Member Ju'Coby Pittman
Vacant CC-District 9, Council Member Garrett Dennis
Vacant CC-District 10, Council Member Brenda Priestly-Jackson
Vacant CC-District 11, Council Member Danny Becton
Judith Youngblood CC-District 12, Council Member Randy White
Vacant CC-District 13, Council Member Rory Diamond
Susan McCullough CC-District 14 Council Member Randy DeFoor
Eldrige Groomes - Chair At-Large 1 - Mayoral Appointee
Andrew Westhoff - Vice-Chair At-Large 2 - Mayoral Appointee
Joe Meux At-Large 3 - Mayoral Appointee
Vacant At-Large 4 - Mayoral Appointee
Murphy Nmezi At-Large 5 - Mayoral Appointee

Contact Staff:

Name Position Phone Email
Carrence Bass Executive Director (904) 255-5413

Carrence Bass, Executive Director

(904) 255-5413
City Hall at St. James
117 West Duval St., Suite 215
Jacksonville, FL 32202


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