City of Jacksonville


Council on Elder Affairs

COEA logoMission: The Council on Elder Affairs is established to serve as an advocate for the elderly in the City, to the governmental agencies responsible for the various plans and programs designed to help the elderly.  To assist in the implementation of plans and programs selected by regional organizations, as they relate to the City and its elderly.  To designate priorities among programs developed in the City by public, nonprofit and private providers concerning the elderly.

Members: The Council on Elder Affairs is a countywide body representative of all of the elderly people of Duval County. This Council consists of 19 members, five appointed by the mayor and one appointed by each of the 14 district City Council members. Members must be at least 55 years old and cannot be employed by any government entity or a provider of services to the elderly.

Meeting Schedule: The Council On Elder Affairs meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at City Hall, 117 W. Duval Street, 1st Flr, Lynwood Roberts Room, Jacksonville, FL  32202 . Requests for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be made to the Disabled Services Division two to three business-days prior to the meeting at (904) 255-5466 or email The public is encouraged to attend. Please contact the office prior to the day of the meeting to confirm time and location as changes can occur from time to time.

The following dates are the Council on Elder Affairs scheduled General Council meetings for the 2023 year:
  • January 25, 2023
  • February 22, 2023
  • March 22, 2023
  • April 26, 2023
  • May 24, 2023
  • June 28, 2023
  • July 26, 2023
  • August 23, 2023 
  • September 27, 2023
  • October - No Meeting
  • November - No Meeting
  • December Annual Training/Planning Workshop - TBD

Adhoc Committee Meetings:  The following dates are the Council on Elder Affairs Ad-Hoc meetings.  Meetings are held monthly 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  Dates, times, and sub-groupings are subject to change based on Chair/Council, Initiatives, and City priorities.  Meetings are held at City Hall, St. James Building, 117 W. Duval Street, Conference Room C, 3RD Floor, Jacksonville, FL  32202.  Please contact the office at prior to the day of the meeting to confirm time and location of Ad-hoc meetings as cancellations and changes can occur from time to time.  

2023 Neighborhoods and Transportation Health and Wellness Legislation and Public Safety Resources and Technology Age-Friendly General Council
  1st Wednesday 2nd Wednesday 3rd Wednesday 2nd Tuesday 3rd Tuesday 4th Wednesday
February 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/14 2/21 2/22
March 3/1 3/8 3/15 3/14 3/21 3/22
April 4/5 4/12 4/19 4/11 4/18 4/26
May 5/3 5/10 5/17 5/9 5/16 5/24
June 6/7 6/14 6/21 6/13 6/20 6/28
July 7/5 7/12 7/19 7/11 7/18 7/26
August 8/2 8/10 8/16 8/8 8/15 8/23
September 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/12 9/19 9/27
October 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/10 10/17 10/25
November No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
December No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting

Council Members:

Name Category
Vacant CC-District 1, Council Member Ken Amaro
Vacant CC-District 2, Council Member Mike Gay
Vacant CC-District 3, Council Member Will Lahnen
Rueben Stephens  - Vice-Chair CC-District 4, Council Member Kevin Carrico
Montelle Trammell CC-District 5, Council Member Joe Carlucci
Vacant CC-District 6, Council Member Michael Boylan
Vacant CC-District 7, Council Member Jimmy Peluso
Vacant CC-District 8, Council Member Reggie Gaffney, Jr
Vacant CC-District 9, Council Member Tyrona Clark-Murray
Marsha Jackson CC-District 10, Council Member Ju'Coby Pittman
Vacant CC-District 11, Council Member Raul Arias
Vacant CC-District 12, Council Member Randy White
Vacant CC-District 13, Council Member Rory Diamond
Vacant CC-District 14 Council Member Rahman Johnson
Dr. Eldrige Groomes - Chair At-Large 1 - Mayoral Appointee
Andrew Westhoff At-Large 2 - Mayoral Appointee
Vacant At-Large 3 - Mayoral Appointee
Dr. Geraldine Ferris At-Large 4 - Mayoral Appointee
Vacant At-Large 5 - Mayoral Appointee

Contact Staff:

Name Position Phone Email
Carrence Bass Executive Director (904) 255-5413

Carrence Bass, Executive Director

(904) 255-5413
City Hall at St. James
117 West Duval St., Suite 215
Jacksonville, FL 32202


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