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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

COI exercises - Sept 5th

August 30, 2013
Passengers may experience delays between 9:00am - 11am on September 5th.

Major Expansion Projects Could Bring High-Wage Jobs to Jacksonville

August 28, 2013
City Council Approves Proposals from VISTAKON® and ETC Logistics

Two expansion projects with the potential to create more than 200 new jobs and have an estimated capital investment of more than $250 million have been approved unanimously by Jacksonville City Council.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Announces Jacksonville as a Partner City for Any Given Child

August 22, 2013
Program Creates a Long-Range Arts Education Plan for Students Grades K-8

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Jacksonville, Florida as the 14th site for Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child, a program that creates a long-range arts education plan for students in grades K-8. The program will incorporate existing resources of the Duval County Public Schools, along with those of local arts organizations and the Kennedy Center to create a plan for arts education specific to the city.

Any Given Child seeks to bring access, balance, and equity to each student’s arts education, using an affordable model that combines the resources of the school district, local arts groups and the Kennedy Center. With the assistance of expert consultation services provided by Kennedy Center staff and other professionals, community leaders develop a long-range plan for arts education that is tailor-made for the school district and community.

City, Partner Agencies to Consolidate Internet Service, Cut Expenses

August 05, 2013
Move Expands to 1 Gigabit Network, Saves Up to $200,000

The City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), JEA and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) are consolidating their internet service in a move that will produce up to $200,000 in combined savings annually. Mayor Alvin Brown announced the cost-savings move in a news conference on Monday.

“This is a great opportunity for all the partner agencies to work together to provide superior service and save money at a time we need to make every dollar count,” said Mayor Brown. “With a growing number of websites and applications helping to expand the reach of city government, we owe it to taxpayers to invest wisely in the most effective and efficient systems to keep everyone connected.”
 

Jacksonville Mourns Passing of Former Mayor Hans Tanzler

July 25, 2013
Former Jacksonville Mayor Hans Tanzler died today at the age of 86.

In office from 1967 to 1979, Mayor Tanzler was the first mayor of the consolidated City of Jacksonville. A Jacksonville native, Tanzler graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and went on to earn a law degree from the University of Florida. Mayor Tanzler was a dedicated public servant, and was well known as a strong advocate for local education, economic and downtown development, and our treasured St. Johns River.

Statement from Mayor Alvin Brown

Slideshow: Mayor Hans Tanzler

The 2013-14 Budget Proposal is now Online

July 15, 2013
Mayor Alvin Brown delivered the proposal and his annual address to City Council on July 15, 2013.

Total spending: $952.9 million
Retirement obligations: $181.3 million
Balanced without tax increase or use of reserve funding
Eliminates more than $60 million to keep Jacksonville living within its means

To learn more about the mayor’s budget proposal, visit MyJaxBudget.com
 

Celebrating Independence Day Downtown on the St. Johns River

July 02, 2013
Join the City of Jacksonville and Walmart in celebrating our nation’s independence at the annual 4th of July Celebration. Activities kick off at 4 p.m. with live entertainment at The Jacksonville Landing and fun, family-friendly activities on the Northbank near the Landing and Southbank at Friendship Fountain. The events will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display over the Downtown riverfront. The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.
 
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