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Mayor Deegan to Launch River City Readers Literacy Initiative on January 27th

January 24, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan will launch River City Readers, her citywide reading challenge for school-age children, on Saturday, January 27, 2024 with a kickoff event at the main library downtown.
 

Selective Outrage on Confederate Monument Removal

January 23, 2024

CITY COUNCIL SILENT ON PAST PROCUREMENT TECHNICALITIES AND LEGAL MEMOS UNTIL IT INVOLVES REMOVAL OF A CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

COJ Warming Center Open Tonight - Saturday, January 20

January 20, 2024

FREEZE/HARD FREEZE WARNING AND WIND CHILL ADVISORY ISSUED, COJ WARMING CENTER OPENING SATURDAY NIGHT

Thomas B. Waters Appointed Director of Neighborhoods

January 18, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan has appointed Thomas B. Waters to serve as Director of Neighborhoods for the City of Jacksonville, effective Monday, January 22, 2024.

COJ Warming Center Open Tonight - Countywide Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory

January 16, 2024
The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerously cold temperatures, with wind chills, or “feels like” temperatures in the 20s. A countywide Freeze Warning and Wind Chill Advisory are in effect tonight through tomorrow morning.

City of Jacksonville Launching Home Roof Rehabilitation Program

January 16, 2024
The City of Jacksonville Neighborhoods Department, Housing and Community Development Division, is proud to announce a new Home Roof Rehabilitation Program. The new initiative is funded from the City of Jacksonville General Fund as part of the task force programs recommended by Mayor Donna Deegan’s transition committees and passed by the City Council in December.
 

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 12, 2024

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024.

Mayor Deegan's MLK, Jr. Unity Breakfast Speech

January 12, 2024

It is time for us, together, to create new realities and possibilities for our city. When we are successful, on that new day – we will have done our part to bend the arc of history toward justice. And then, in the spirit of Dr. King, “unarmed truth and unconditional love” will indeed be the final word in reality.

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Severe Weather on Tuesday, January 9

January 08, 2024

The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather on Tuesday, January 9, including high winds and heavy rains with the potential for hail, localized flooding, and isolated tornadoes.

Charles Griggs Appointed Director of Community Initiatives

January 05, 2024
Mayor Donna Deegan has appointed Charles Griggs to serve as Director of Community Initiatives in the Mayor’s Office, effective Monday, January 8, 2024.

City Offices and Facilities Closed for New Year's Holiday

December 28, 2023

In observance of the New Year’s holiday, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2024.

Confederate statues are being removed from Springfield Park

December 27, 2023
Mayor Donna Deegan announced that the Confederate statues are being removed from Springfield Park today. This memorial was erected during the peak of early 20th century Confederate monument-building, part of a widespread campaign to promote and justify Jim Crow laws in the South and intimidate African Americans.

City Offices and Facilities Closed for Christmas

December 21, 2023
In observance of Christmas, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

City of Jacksonville's Get Covered Jax! Campaign a Success

December 15, 2023
On November 2, Mayor Donna Deegan, City Councilman Michael Boylan (District 6), Dr. Sunil Joshi, Chief Health Officer for the City of Jacksonville, and Lynn Sherman, Executive Director of Health Programs for the City of Jacksonvillelaunched Get Covered Jax!, a public education campaign to help Jacksonville residents without health insurance get covered.

City of Jacksonville Makes Transformational Announcement for JFRD

November 30, 2023

Mayor Donna Deegan, along with Jacksonville City Council Vice President Randy White and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) Chief Keith Powers, announced a diverse executive team, leadership development program, and succession plan for JFRD earlier today.

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