August 22, 2011

The guide has advice on what to do before, during and after a storm, important phone numbers and a disaster supply check list.

Make sure your family and your business have a hurricane and disaster plan in place.  You can find  the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s Business Disaster Plan here.
 


August 19, 2011
Mayor Alvin Brown issued an executive order naming the first Education Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville.

The office is designed to serve as a bridge between City Hall and Duval County Public Schools with a mission to increase graduation rates and better prepare Jacksonville’s youths for the 21st Century job market. The office will have no executive powers over the school system but will serve a crucial supportive function to raise private money and rally community support at a time the schools are facing cutbacks.
August 11, 2011
The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. Additional human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. Duval County has eight confirmed cases of WNV in 2011.

August 04, 2011
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed an announcement Thursday that Jacksonville was selected as a site for a team in the new North American Lacrosse League (NALL) that begins play in January 2012.  "We are thrilled to welcome the North American Lacrosse League to Jacksonville," he said.  "I have long touted Jacksonville's attraction as a sports hub, and lacrosse will be a wonderful addition to the multiple sports franchises we already have in our city."
July 29, 2011

Mayor Alvin Brown, accompanied by Councilmember Lori Boyer and San Marco business owners, today toured the city’s San Marco Streetscape project and six area small businesses.

July 08, 2011
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown today announced additional members of his administration, bolstering the team of high-caliber professionals previously announced.
(l-r) Mayor Alvin Brown, Donald "Donnie" Horner Jr., Michelle Barth, Karen Bowling, Jessica Deal, Mario Rubio, Angela Spears and Mia Jones.
June 30, 2011
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown  named key members of his administration, announcing a team of high-caliber professionals that represent one of the most diverse management teams in city history.
June 29, 2011
The Ritz Theatre and Museum will host a press conference to announce the debut of its newest exhibit, “More Than a Game: African American Sports in Jacksonville, 1900-1975.”
June 21, 2011
The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental and Compliance Department is issuing an air quality advisory today in response to smoke from fires currently burning in the area. Elevated levels of particulate matter from the smoke have been detected and an open burning ban remains in effect.

June 14, 2011

Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton will join City Council members Don Redman and Warren Jones, and other officials to celebrate the reopening of Friendship Fountain Park, 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, June 18.  The event will feature a dedication ceremony, entertainment and family-friendly activities, in conjunction with the Museum of Science & History (MOSH). 

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