Legislative Authority: ORD 2012-364-E; Chapter 55, Part 3, Ordinance Code

Total Members: 9

Committee Duties: The sole development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown, as defined by Sec. 55.305, Ordinance Code, for the City of Jacksonville pursuant to Chpt. 163, Part III, F.S., as amended.

Meeting Date: Monthly, 3rd Wednesday @ 2:00 p.m. 303 N. Laura St., Jacksonville Public Library-Main Library/Downtown. Multipurpose Room (Located in the Conference Center) Jacksonville, FL 32202. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Contact Ina Mezini at (904) 255-5693 or at rmezini@coj.net to confirm meeting dates, times and locations.

DIA Upcoming Meetings

Additional meeting information and minutes can be found on the DIA website at http://dia.coj.net

Committee Members

Name Category
Adams, Bill Business Management Experience
Barakart, Oliver J. Real Estate
Citrano, Jim Northbank CRA – Business
CM Cumber, LeAnna Council Liaison
Froats, Todd Banking/Finance Industry Representative
Gillam, W. Braxton Northbank CRA – Business
Gibbs, Craig A. Southbank CRA – Business
Moody, Ron (Chair) Southbank CRA – Resident
Ward, David Attorney
Worsham, Carol Urban Planner

Contact Staff

Name Position Phone Email
Boyer, Lori CEO 904-255-5301 LBoyer@coj.net
Parola, Guy Operations Manager 904-255-5305 GParola@coj.net
Ina Mezini Marketing & Communications Specialist 904-255-5693 RMezini@coj.net

Community Redevelopment Area Plan

The Community Redevelopment Area Plan for Downtown (“CRA Plan”), specifically the Northbank Downtown CRA and the Southside CRA, was updated in 2015 by Ordinance 2014-560-E. This Plan provides policy, programmatic and fiscal direction for the Community Redevelopment Agency as the DIA sets forth to realize a world-class Downtown urban landscape and waterfront. 

Business Investment and Development Strategy

The BID Strategy serves as a market-driven guide for the DIA Board policy considerations in shaping Downtown Jacksonville’s economic growth from 2014 - 2025. This document contains specific goals and performance measures that link the recommendations of the Downtown Jacksonville Community Redevelopment Plan with the DIA’s mission and sets forth an action plan for continuous community renewal.