Blog Posts

Jobs for Jax is about more than building new roads and infrastructure. It’s about investing in Jacksonville neighborhoods and strengthening our community by creating more jobs and economic opportunities for our people.
Today, I joined Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) CEO Nat Ford and members of City Council at the JTA Mobility Works project under construction at Collins Road to announce our plan to invest in the future of our city, and create jobs for our citizens.
In the campaign for City-County Consolidation over 50 years, promises were made to communities throughout Jacksonville—and especially on the northside—that voting for Consolidation would bring investments in infrastructure and community improvements to neglected neighborhoods. 
This morning, I joined members of my team, my Downtown Homelessness Taskforce, and City Council members to announce a new program providing much needed aid to some of our City's most vulnerable citizens. 
In the fall of 2022, an iconic new park in Jacksonville's historic LaVilla community is set to open to the public, honoring two of our city's greatest sons: James Weldon and John Rosamond Johnson. 
On July 15, Mayor Lenny Curry presented his sixth budget to the Jacksonville City Council via a Zoom Conference call. 
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.
As mayor, I am privileged to lead an amazing team of City employees that are dedicated to improving our community. Recently, I joined a crew from our Right of Way & Storm water Maintenance Division to repair sidewalks in a Northwest Jacksonville neighborhood. 
A little over two years ago, I convened a team of experts and service providers and charged them with an important task: explore the best options and offerings to end homelessness in Jacksonville.
 
Last week, I joined residents and new owners of the former Eureka Gardens to break ground on a new era of hope for the long-troubled housing complex.
 
Last Tuesday, my fourth budget was unanimously approved by my colleagues on City Council.
Recently, City Council Vice-President Scott Wilson and I joined a team from our Public Works Department to repair a road cave-in in the Beachwood community.
 
One City. One Jacksonville. is a promise for our entire city. Not just for downtown, but for every community in Duval County.
 
My family and I couldn’t imagine our lives without Blake and B. Those faces you see in that photo greet us every day, reminding us of the special bond and incredible love only pets can provide.   
 
Kooker Park has a long history in Jacksonville’s historic Eastside community, and one man is a big reason why. 
 
During the long campaign for mayor, I promised the kids that we could get a dog. I won, and so did they.
Having been a CPA, I’ve long known that budgets are about priorities. You can tell a lot about what an organization cares about by how it allocates resources. 
Edward Waters College (EWC) should be a beacon of light for our community. Not just because of its historic significance, but because of its many valuable contributions to our city. Today, we announced plans to strengthen those contributions.