City of Jacksonville

Military Affairs and Veterans Department

Welcome to the City of Jacksonville, Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD). We have an amazing and talented team of professionals who are dedicated to providing you with timely and competent services and answers to your questions. 

The MAVD team functions within the following three priorities:

  • First, we are an advocate for the expansion of military infrastructure, personnel, and jobs within the City of Jacksonville and throughout Northeast Florida. The department team works closely with military, business, community, and elected leaders at the local, state, and national levels to deliver a compelling message that Jacksonville is the most "Military and Veteran Friendly City in the United States" and that Jacksonville is strategically important to the security posture of the nation.
  • Second, the MAVD department is committed to delivering timely and competent services to our large and growing Veteran community. MAVD staff is ready to assist Veterans, their survivors and their caregivers who seek access to pensions, healthcare, disability ratings, GI Bill, and other earned benefits.
  • Third, the MAVD department sponsors and promotes city-wide events to publically recognize the service and sacrifice of the military men and women serving at area installations, and the large and growing Veterans population in Jacksonville and across Northeast Florida. 
Thank you again for visiting the City of Jacksonville, Military Affairs and Veterans Department website. Please contact us at one of the following numbers, or visit our office in City Hall, if we can be of any assistance.
Military Affairs matters: (904) 255-5522
Veteran Services: (904) 255-5550

Please feel free to contact our Director, Harrison Conyers, should you need additional assistance. He can be reached at or 904-255-5522.
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City Hall at St. James Building
117 W. Duval St., Suite 175
(904) 255-5550