City of Jacksonville


Richard Preston, Former Drug Addict and Inspirational Author, to be interviewed by Council Member Al Ferraro

November 06, 2019
On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Jacksonville City Council Chamber (City Hall, 117 W. Duval Street), Jacksonville native, former alcohol and drug addict, and inspirational writer Richard Preston will be interviewed about his experiences in addiction, rehabilitation, and as an inspirational writer by City Council Member Al Ferraro (District 2).  The interview with the author of Serenity Granted and Absence of Serenity will be available for viewing on Comcast and U-verse channel 99, on the Jacksonville City Council’s live streaming web site ( and will be recorded for inclusion in an oral history archive.
The public is invited to attend the interview and hear Mr. Preston’s inspirational story of addiction and recovery or to view the event online.
For further information contact Connie Holt, Executive Council Assistant to Council Member Ferraro, at 904-255-5156 or 

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Council Member Al Ferraro