Michael Corrigan and the Corrigan family have a long history in the community that Michael now represents. He was elected to the City Council representing District 14 in 2003, re-elected in 2007, and served as Council President for the 2006-2007 Council Year. Michael has served as chair or vice chair on all standing committees during his two terms.
Michael was in the Class XXVI of Leadership Florida and is presently a member of Leadership Florida's Northeast Regional Council. He is also a 1997 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville. He is currently serving as Chairman of the '1000 In 1000' initiative working to move 1000 people out of poverty in 1000 days, member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Sate College at Jacksonville, member of the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council, member of the Florida Association of Counties, Chair of the Florida First Coast Workforce Development Consortium (FCWD), member of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), member of the Tourist Development Council (TDC), Tri-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First Coast Manufacturing Association (FCMA), and member of St. Vincent's de Paul Council on Health Systems.
For over a quarter of a century, Michael has helped build his family's business, Nu-Trend Plastics. His company manufactures plastic packaging for the bakery, airline, seafood and candy industries. Michael's first position in the company was digging the foundation that his manufacturing facility is built upon. He is now the president of the company, so Michael has literally worked his way from the ground up.
Michael also has a long history of involvement with and commitment to public work and community service. He is proud to have served as past chairman of great organizations such as the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, Riverside Avondale Preservation and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. During his tenure as City Council President, he launched a major initiative promoting mentoring in our community which led to him be named the Delores Kesler Community Mentor Award winner at the 2008 TELEmachus awards ceremony.
Michael is a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School, earned his AA degree from Florida Junior College (now Florida State College) and attended the University of North Florida. He is married to Edna DeAngelis Corrigan and they have three children: Chelsea, Emily and Connor. The Corrigan's are active members of St. Matthew's Catholic Church.
Community and Civic Activities
- Northeast Florida Unit of the National Association of Social Workers' Elected Official of the Year Award (2010)
- Governor's appointment to Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council, District 4
- Governor's appointment to Florida State College at Jacksonville, District Board of Trustees (2009-2010)
- Florida Association of Counties, Duval County Representative (2010)
- Special Committee on City Pension Sustainability, Chair (2009)
- Visit Jacksonville Tourism Advocate Award (2009)
- Riverside Avondale Preservation Neighborhood Advocate Award (2009)
- Family Foundations National Family Week Advocacy Award (2008)
- Jacksonville Children's Commission Reivew Committee, Co-Chair (2008)
- TELEmachus Kesler Community Mentor Award (2008)
- Leadership Florida, 26th Class (2007)
- Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, Robert T. Shircliff Award (2007)
- Community Connections Tribute Honoree (2004)
- Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, President (2002-2003)
- Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, J.J. McCranie Award (1999)
- Leadership Jacksonville (Class of 1997)
- Riverside Avondale Preservation, Chairman (1996-1998)
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Jacksonville, President (1993-1994)
Following his term on the Jacksonville City Council, Michael Corrigan was elected Tax Collector.