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City of Jacksonville Presents The 2013 Week of Valor

November 05, 2013
Week of Events to Salute Service and Sacrifice of Jacksonville’s Military, Veterans

Mayor Alvin Brown and the City of Jacksonville is proud to announce the Week of Valor from Nov. 6 to 17, to salute the service and sacrifice of our military service men and women, and Jacksonville’s large and growing military veterans community.

The 2013 Week of Valor includes a wide variety of educational, patriotic, community and civic events, all focused on demonstrating Jacksonville’s deep appreciation and respect for those who serve and those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

“Jacksonville is a proud military city, which is evident by the many businesses, organizations and individuals in our community who step forward every day to support our brave men and women,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “The Week of Valor is about coming together to thank these brave men and women while building a stronger connection to our military and veterans’ community.”

City facilitates land purchase for new FedEx facility at AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center

October 30, 2013
A market leader in the delivery and distribution industry has now signed an agreement to build and operate a facility on the city’s Westside.

City Council Task Force on Consolidated Government to Hold Public Input Meetings

October 17, 2013

In August, the Jacksonville City Council passed Resolution 2013-551-A, creating the Task Force on Consolidated Government to undertake an in depth review of the history, formation and operation of the consolidated government of Jacksonville.  The Task Force, Chaired by Council Member Lori Boyer, is now seeking input from the public with the hope of hearing directly from residents on the effects of consolidation.

City of Jacksonville Prepares for the Florida Georgia Football Game

October 11, 2013
The University of Florida Gators will take home field against the University of Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. at EverBank Field.

“The Florida-Georgia Football Classic has a strong tradition with deep roots here in Jacksonville,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “This game draws countless people to the Downtown area, showcasing our city as a national destination for big-time sports events. We are proud to host this great rivalry, and we look forward to a great game and an unbeatable fan experience all week long.” Read more

Ferry Fest - Oct 12th

September 27, 2013
Come join us and show your support for the ferry. Between the impacts to the A1A Greenway, the economy of our area, jobs that will be lost and the memories we all have, we just cannot let this unique river crossing disappear!

Game Day Traffic Tips

September 27, 2013
Due to the closure of the Mathews Bridge, traffic to the Sports Complex and Downtown Jacksonville will be impacted for Sunday's Jaguars Game. Fans are encouraged to leave thirty minutes early to allow for extra time to and from the stadium on Sunday.

Fans who normally take the Mathews Bridge are encouraged to take the Hart Bridge to get to the game. Fans who normally take the Hart Bridge are asked to drive over the Main Street Bridge.

Stadium Parking Map

JTA Buses and Water Taxis will both be available on Sunday. Visit www.jtafla.com for bus schedule and pick-up/drop-off locations. Water Taxi schedule and pick-up locations can be accessed at www.jaxwatertaxi.com.

Click here for more Game Day tips from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Visits Jacksonville

September 20, 2013
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Jacksonville this week to discuss the Affordable Care Act with community stakeholders.

Dozens of community stakeholders representing hospitals, non-profits and local government attended a meeting with the Secretary at the Sulzbacher Center on Monday. The meeting was held in anticipation of the Oct. 1 enrollment launch supported by www.healthcare.gov, a government website to connect people with insurance options. Read more in the Mayor's Blog.

HealthCare.gov 
and a toll-free line, (800) 318-2596, are available to help people explore insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act. 

See more photos from Sec. Sebelius' visit on Sept. 16, 2013

Jacksonville's film and television industry to celebrate achievements

September 05, 2013
Local producers and director to be honored

Members of the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Motion Pictures, Television and Commercial Production, the Jacksonville City Council, the Jacksonville Film & Television Office and industry leaders are gathering to celebrate this year’s highlights in local film and digital media production at the 13th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception.  On Thursday evening, local business owner Ray Hays will be presented the 2013 Jacksonville Film Industry Award, andwardrobe stylist Megan Walker and director Gustavo Cooper will be presented the 2013 Rising Star Award during the event. 
 

2013 Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

September 05, 2013
New Logo for Annual Game Also Unveiled

Georgia legends Matt Stinchcomb and Peter Anderson will be joined by Florida stars Jevon Kearse and Lindy Infante as the Class of 2013 for the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.

Mayor Announces Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette as Education Commissioner

September 03, 2013
Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette, an award-winning educator and communications expert, will serve as Jacksonville’s education commissioner, Mayor Alvin Brown announced today at Jacksonville University. Dr. Kent-Willette will serve on-loan from Jacksonville University for a term of two years.

“As a parent, accomplished professional and educator, Dr. Kent-Willette brings passion and insight into this important role to build partnerships and advocate for quality education throughout Jacksonville,” said Mayor Brown. “We’ve already made great progress with efforts to build mentorship, expose more young people to the possibility of college and promote financial literacy for all ages. We must continue to intensify our focus and work together. The education commissioner plays a key role.” Read more
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