After nearly seven years of service to the City of Jacksonville, Chief of Staff, Jordan Elsbury, is set to exit Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration.
“As Mayor, it has been an honor to have Jordan as part of my administration. His leadership ability is second to none and his willingness to conquer any task, no matter how complex, is steadfast,” Mayor Lenny Curry said. “Watching Jordan grow his family here in our community has been a joy and I am confident of his continued success as he moves on to new and exciting endeavors. I am proud to not only call him an employee but also a friend. It has been a pleasure to serve alongside him during his tenure and he will be greatly missed.”
Elsbury took over as Chief of Staff in June of 2020. Prior to serving in this critical role, he served under Curry as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for nearly six years. Elsbury began his career with the City in 2015 as Director of Appointments and Special Projects.
Elsbury plans to remain in Jacksonville with his wife and three young children.
Mayor Curry has tapped Leeann Krieg, the current Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, to fill the Chief of Staff position. Krieg started with the City of Jacksonville in 2012 as Executive Assistant to Council Member Greg Anderson. She moved to the administration more than three years ago and worked her way through the Government Affairs Office as a liaison, Deputy Director and has served in her current position since June of 2020.
“Leeann has been a port in the storm during her tenure in my administration and it is with great pleasure I announce that we will continue to be working together as her role within my office expands,” Mayor Curry said. “Leeann has risen through the ranks of Jacksonville government and her roots are deep within the community. Her commitment to our city is unwavering and the future is bright. There is no one better suited to fill the shoes left by Jordan and we are both excited to move forward and are confident the best is yet to come.”
Krieg will continue to work in conjunction with Chief Administrative Officer, Brian Hughes. Both staffing changes are slated to occur by mid-November.