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Council Member LeAnna Cumber Receives Eve Award

October 08, 2021  

Congratulations to Council Member LeAnna Cumber, 2021 Eve Award Recipient. 

The EVE Awards, established in 1969 (52 years ago) by The Florida Times-Union, are given to women who contributed the most during the past year to the community. The first and most esteemed awards for women bear the name of the first woman.

EVE is the woman at the pinnacle of her achievement. She wears many faces and is first in extraordinary ways. Whether educator, chairwoman or entrepreneur, EVE's legacy is first and always citizen, catalyst, leader, mentor and role model.

EVE sees needs and fills them. She is a visionary; a problem-solver, a force for change; and a barometer of the times. EVE is legendary. She will always be a positive force...continuing the tradition.

Cumber, 48, was elected to City Council in 2019 representing District 5 that contains San Marco where she lives.  After LeAnna Cumber won a seat on City Council, she turned her attention to rewriting city laws to lessen the harm of sexual violence and sex trafficking, two issues she had been involved with for decades and says is "really personal to me." She introduced legislation to fight sex trafficking in Jacksonville. City Council backed the bill in early 2020 for raising the age to 21 for dancing in nude strip clubs.

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