Robin Lumb Will Serve as Mayor’s Director of Policy
Mayor Lenny Curry announced today that he has appointed Robin Lumb as his Director of Policy.
In this capacity, Lumb – a former At-Large Jacksonville City Councilman – will report to newly appointed Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart.
“Mayor Curry continues to form an executive leadership team that represents his unwavering commitment to excellence and to providing the finest service to the people of Jacksonville,” said Stewart. “Robin sees the big picture and still understands the myriad of details and requirements of public policy,” Stewart added.
The primary purpose of this position is to advise, research and implement mayoral initiatives. He will work with staff to implement short- and long-term Mayor’s Office priorities, assuring that projects are consistent with city policy and that municipal resources are allocated appropriately. Lumb will make recommendations, and develop action plans for meeting objectives. Lumb’s salary will be $92,000 per year.
About Robin Lumb
Lumb has resided in Jacksonville since 1978. Lumb comes from the private sector where he co-owned two commercial printing companies. Lumb was also the chairman of the Duval County Republican Executive Committee (REC), a position that he resigned to accept the role of policy director.
As a member of Jacksonville City Council, Lumb introduced the city's first-ever "Whistleblower Protection Bill." The legislation provides special safeguards for employees of the City of Jacksonville who report waste, fraud and abuse. Lumb was also a prime sponsor of legislation that created the independent Office of the Inspector General to provide accountability and oversight throughout the Duval County's consolidated government.
Following the FDOT's December 2013 announcement of a $130 million project to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge, Lumb was instrumental in negotiating project modifications that included the installation of sound walls along portions of I-10 as well as the construction of a 12-foot wide mixed use bike/pedestrian path running parallel to the Fuller Warren Bridge that will connect Riverside with San Marco.
Lumb has been active in a number of community groups and civic organizations. Between 1988 and 1990 he served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Jacksonville Junior Chamber of Commerce. He's also served as a member of the board of directors of the Clara White Mission, the Suicide Prevention Center, the Civic Roundtable and Riverside Avondale Preservation.
In 2012 Lumb received the "Charles E. Bennett Alumni Service Award" from the Jacksonville Junior Chamber of Commerce and, in recognition of his work with Jacksonville's historic districts, was the 2015 recipient of Riverside Avondale Preservation's "Outstanding Neighborhood Advocate Award."