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Mayor and Sheriff Release Statement on Paris Tragedies

November 13, 2015
Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams have been in communications about the Paris tragedies and the investigative efforts being led by federal officials. Based on available information, there are currently no related threats or risks for the City of Jacksonville. Nevertheless, City and law enforcement officials will maintain and monitor security levels while praying for the protection, peace and healing for Parisian families and visitors.

2015-2016 Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Mobile Collection Events

November 12, 2015
Continuing a commitment to address blight and poor neighborhood conditions, the mayor and his administration support and promote initiatives and events that encourage appropriate disposal of waste and other debris throughout Jacksonville. One of these many efforts is through the Solid Waste Division, which is hosting 10 household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste (e-waste) mobile collection events throughout the city.

City of Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Host Fifth Annual "America Recycles Day"

November 10, 2015
The City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful (KJB) are teaming up with shredding companies UltraShred Technologies, Iron Mountian, and Republic Services Recycling Center on Friday, Nov. 13 to observce "America Recycles Day."

JFRD Veteran to Serve as City's Fire Marshal

November 06, 2015
Mayor Lenny Curry recently announced that Chief Kevin L. Jones will be appointed as the city’s Fire Marshal. Jones is currently serving as the Interim Chief for Fire Prevention and has worked in Jacksonville’s Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) for the past 24 years supporting fire and rescue operations.

Mayor Selects Jacksonville Leaders for JEA Board

November 05, 2015
Two well-respected and strong Jacksonville leaders have been selected to serve on the JEA Board of Directors. Mayor Lenny Curry recently announced the nominations of Edward E. Burr, GreenPointe Holdings LLC president and CEO, and Warren A. Jones, former city council president.

Mayor Curry to Host Community Conversations to Identify Jacksonville Needs

November 02, 2015
Fulfilling a commitment to convene citizens in a dialogue about discrimination, Mayor Lenny Curry announced today a series of Community Conversations he is hosting over the next several weeks. The first of three sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s downtown campus, located at 501 W. State St. 

Google Fiber Considering Jacksonville for Ultra High-Speed Internet Access

October 28, 2015
Today, Mayor Lenny Curry joined Google Fiber representatives for an announcement revealing that if selected, Jacksonville would be one of the first cities in the state of Florida to receive a brand new superfast broadband network.

300 New Jobs Expected Based on Fidelity Investments Expansion

October 27, 2015
In a joint news conference today, Mayor Lenny Curry, City Council President Greg Anderson, and JAXUSA Partnership and Fidelity Investments® officials announced that the company plans to add 300 jobs over the coming three years as part of an expansion of its Customer Contact Center in Jacksonville, pending approval of state and local incentives.

Jacksonville Hosts Annual Florida-Georgia Rivalry

October 27, 2015
City Prepares for Gators and Bulldogs Fans

The City of Jacksonville is hosting the annual Florida-Georgia football game on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. The University of Florida will take home field against the University of Georgia at EverBank Field. Jacksonville has been home to this historic rivalry since 1933.

New Members Identified for City Boards

October 26, 2015
Appointees to Serve Jacksonville Port Authority and Jacksonville Aviation Authority
 
Mayor Lenny Curry has identified three area leaders to serve as members on the Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA) and Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) boards of directors. John D. Rood, chairman for The Vestcor Companies, Inc., has been appointed to the JPA. Availity CEO Russ Thomas and Demetree Brothers, Inc. President and CEO J. C. “Jay” Demetree, Jr. have been appointed to the JAA.

Mayor Announces Events for 2015 Week of Valor

October 26, 2015
Series of Events to Highlight Service, Sacrifice of Military Veterans

In a salute to the service and sacrifice of Jacksonville’s large and growing veteran and military community, Mayor Lenny Curry announced today the list of events for the City’s annual Week of Valor. Events will run Nov. 7 through 21.

Mayor Continues Appointments for City Leadership

October 23, 2015
Two City of Jacksonville employees are continuing to serve the city following their appointments by Mayor Lenny Curry. Daryl Joseph has been appointed to serve as Director of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Dave Herrell has been reappointed to the role of Sports and Entertainment Officer.

City Disabled Services Division Recognized as Employer of the Year

October 23, 2015
City Recognized by Florida Department of Education Division of Blind Services

The City of Jacksonville Disabled Services Division was recognized by the Florida Department of Education Division of Blind Services as the Employer of the Year for District 3, covering Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties.

The City of Jacksonville Presents the Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular

October 19, 2015
The City of Jacksonville, U.S. Naval Station Mayport, and the cities of Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach are proud to present the 2015 Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular, Oct. 24-25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Jacksonville Beach.

Mayor Appoints Directors for Three City Departments

October 09, 2015
Leadership Announced for Planning & Development, Public Works and Employee Services

Continuing his commitment to recruiting and retaining top talent to serve and support the citizens of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry named three directors to the Public Works, Planning & Development and Employee Services departments.

“Every great organization has one thing in common – a team of qualified and dedicated employees,” said Mayor Lenny Curry. “Each of the individuals I appointed today brings a tremendous amount of experience to City Hall that I’m convinced will strengthen many of our most critical areas. I look forward to great progress over the next few years.”
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