Blog Posts

Today, our city said goodbye to a dedicated leader and public servant: Jake Godbold. He leaves a proud and distinct legacy that goes beyond his term as the second mayor of the consolidated City of Jacksonville.
This afternoon, I joined several of my colleagues from City Council to sign legislation (2020-0024) that will have a tremendous impact on the families that live at the former Eureka Gardens (now Valencia Way) and other properties.
I have many fond memories of visiting the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) with school friends in the late-80’s, and now with my family. This museum means a lot to our city, and the partnership announced between MOSH and VyStar today will ensure that legacy is carried on in the years ahead.
This morning, I joined Governor Ron DeSantis, local college presidents, and business leaders to announce the award of more than $3.6 million through the state's Job Growth Grant Fund to develop a stronger financial technology (FinTech) workforce for our region. 
Trust is vital for the successful operation of any public entity. That’s includes JEA. Rebuilding that trust is going to be a top priority for the seven community leaders I am recommending for appointment to the JEA Board of Directors.
Did you know that Jacksonville is the home of Florida’s oldest private institution for higher learning? The story of Edward Waters College (EWC) started in 1865, serving African American students during the Reconstruction era.