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Two Jacksonville Schools are Recipients of Beanstack Reading Award

April 08, 2024
Mayor Deegan’s River City Readers Challenge Continues to Engage Students

Jacksonville Human Rights Commission Annual Fair Housing Expo is Back With a Focus on Affordable, Sustainable, Attainable Housing for Residents

April 05, 2024
The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC) today released full information concerning its annual Fair Housing Expo, which will take place at the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront, on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 10am until 4pm. The free event will feature workshops, panel discussions, and a keynote address from experts in the areas of fair and affordable housing.  Experts and leaders confirmed for the expo include Senator Tracie Davis, Representative Angie Nixon, Councilman Jimmy Peluso, and Leah Rothstein, who has for over two decades been a consultant to housing developers, financiers, and local governments on community development and affordable housing.

City of Jacksonville's Get Covered Jax! Campaign a Success

April 03, 2024
On November 2, Mayor Donna Deegan, City Councilman Michael Boylan, Dr. Sunil Joshi, Chief Health Officer for the City of Jacksonville, and Lynn Sherman, Executive Director of Health Programs for the City of Jacksonvillelaunched Get Covered Jax!, a public education campaign to help Jacksonville residents without health insurance get covered.

Statement on Baltimore Key Bridge Collapse

March 26, 2024
Mayor Deegan released the following statement in response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore after it was struck by a container ship.

Mayor’s Speech at Interfaith Ramadan

March 15, 2024
Salaam. Shalom. Peace to All.

$147 Million-Dollar Federal Grant Awarded to the Emerald Trail

March 13, 2024
The City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), and Groundwork Jacksonville (Groundwork) were awarded a federal grant of $147 million to design and construct five segments of the Emerald Trail. This represents the largest one-time federal grant the City of Jacksonville has ever received.

City to Host Celebrate Reading Week

March 08, 2024
The City of Jacksonville will host an event for children ages 5-12 and their families at the Main Library on Saturday, March 9, 2024, in honor of “Celebrate Reading Week.”

City to Host a Series of Facilitated Community Engagements on Downtown Jacksonville Public Projects

March 06, 2024
The City of Jacksonville will host the first of a series of facilitated community engagements on Downtown Jacksonville public projects. The initial meeting on March 6, 2024 will provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about public projects within the boundaries of Downtown Jacksonville. Immediately following the presentation, attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide comment.

City of Jacksonville Wins $845,350 Energy Efficiency Grant From the U.S. Department of Energy

March 06, 2024
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the City of Jacksonville an $845,350 grant from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. This EECBG program grant, which is funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that passed in 2021, will support efforts to conduct energy audits and weatherization repairs that lower energy bills for up to 110 low-income residents in partnership with JEA and community-based organizations. The City of Jacksonville and JEA partnered on this grant application after a successful 15-home pilot project.
 

The Third Annual 7 Creeks Fest is March 9 to celebrate the 7 Creeks Recreation Area

February 28, 2024
The 7 Creeks Partners are hosting the third annual 7 Creeks Fest on March 9, 2024, at the 7 Creeks Recreation Area in north Jacksonville. This free, family-friendly event is a chance for everyone to celebrate and explore the 7 Creeks Recreation Area which is made up of city, state, national and nonprofit wilderness preserves. The 7 Creeks Fest will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. and includes plenty of activities for all ages. Betz-Tiger Point Preserve at 13990 Pumpkin Hill Rd. is the welcome hub where guests can get the program schedule, visit a host of environmental exhibitors, and enjoy music from a variety of performers including Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble, fiddler Anna Strickland, Americana folk artist Rambler Kane, and singer-songwriter Shifty Gears. A free shuttle will take visitors between the hub and most of the trailheads and parks where activities are planned.
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