City of Jacksonville

Legislative Authority: ORD 2012-364-E; Chapter 55, Part 3, Ordinance Code

Total Members: 9

Committee Duties: The sole development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown, as defined by Sec. 55.305, Ordinance Code, for the City of Jacksonville pursuant to Chpt. 163, Part III, F.S., as amended.

Meeting Date: Monthly, 3rd Wednesday @ 2:00 p.m. 303 N. Laura St., Jacksonville Public Library-Main Library/Downtown. Multipurpose Room (Located in the Conference Center) Jacksonville, FL 32202. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Contact Ava Hill at (904) 255-5302 or at to confirm meeting dates, times and locations.

DIA Upcoming Meetings

Additional meeting information and minutes can be found on the DIA website at

Committee Members

Name Category
Barakart, Oliver J. Real Estate
Citrano, Jim Northbank CRA – Business
CM Caricco, Kevin Council Liaison
Gillam, W. Braxton Northbank CRA – Business
Gibbs, Craig A. Southbank CRA – Business
Saoud, George Downtown Real Property Owner
Worsham, Carol Urban Planner

Contact Staff

Name Position Phone Email
Boyer, Lori CEO 904-255-5301
Parola, Guy Operations Manager 904-255-5305
Ava Hill Administrative Assistant 904-255-5302

DIA Business Investment and Development Plan

The Business Investment and Development Plan (BID Plan) is comprised of the Community Redevelopment Area Plan (CRA Plan) and Business Investment and Development Strategy (BID Strategy). Together, the CRA Plan and the BID Strategy strategically prioritize, shape the design of, and implement public infrastructure improvements and support private sector, market-based revitalization initiatives.

To learn more about the BID Plan, visit