City of Jacksonville


Mayor Lenny Curry Announces Staff Appointments

July 10, 2015
Robin Lumb Will Serve as Mayor’s Director of Policy
Mayor Lenny Curry announced today that he has appointed Robin Lumb as his Director of Policy. 
In this capacity, Lumb – a former At-Large Jacksonville City Councilman – will report to newly appointed Chief of Staff Kerri Stewart.  

NBA Returns With High Profile Matchup For 2015 Preseason

June 24, 2015
Playoff Teams Atlanta and New Orleans to Face Off in Third Annual Event

For the third straight year, Jacksonville will be a destination for the NBA as the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans face off in a preseason game at Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday, Oct. 9.
The Hawks, who posted the best record in the Eastern Conference this season, will be playing a Pelicans team that advanced to the playoffs in the Western Conference for the first time since 2011.
“This year’s NBA game between two playoff teams showcases Jacksonville’s strong ability to host major events. We are excited that our partnership with the NBA will continue for a third successive year,” Mayor Alvin Brown said. “Our city’s record as a premier destination for sports and entertainment will only continue building momentum with this first-class show for basketball fans in 2015.”
The New Orleans Pelicans return to Jacksonville for the third year in a row. They feature All-NBA performer Anthony Davis coached by Alvin Gentry, who was an assistant coach for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors this past season.

The City Of Jacksonville Celebrates Independence Day Downtown On The St. Johns River

June 23, 2015
Join the City of Jacksonville and PRI Productions in celebrating our nation’s independence with the annual 4th of July Celebration. The event will feature a free concert at the Shipyards with performances by Jacksonville’s own Be Easy opening for pop/rock band Orleans. Orleans is best known for iconic hits “Still the One,” “Dance with Me,” and “Love Takes Time.” Activities kick off at 5 p.m. with family fun games and entertainment on the Northbank at the Shipyards and on the Southbank at Friendship Fountain.
Capping off the day’s events will be a spectacular fireworks display, choreographed to music, over the Downtown riverfront. The show will begin at 9:45 p.m.
The fireworks can be viewed from the Northbank and Southbank of the St. Johns River. Fireworks will be launched near The Jacksonville Landing and the Shipyards.

Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry Begins Transition to Office of the Mayor

June 23, 2015
On July 1, 2015, Mayor-Elect Lenny Curry will take office as the next mayor of Jacksonville. Work to ensure a successful, effective and seamless transition is underway. Learn more about the Transition Leadership Team, find out about upcoming meetings and stay up-to-date on the latest announcements by visiting Mayor-Elect Curry’s Transition website at

Mayor, Pension Board Accomplish Historic Reform

June 19, 2015
Retirement Reform Agreement Saves Taxpayers $1.5 Billion Over 30 Years

Mayor Alvin Brown and the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund Board of Trustees signed off Friday on a new reform agreement that will provide long-term savings to taxpayers and support the retirements of the city’s first responders. The approval followed the City Council’s strong vote of support earlier this month for the reforms sponsored by Councilman Bill Gulliford.

Mayor, Congresswoman Host Citywide Job Fair

June 17, 2015
More Than 100 Hiring Companies and Service Providers Expected

Job seekers from throughout the Jacksonville area can seek opportunities at the 2015 Citywide Job and Resource Fair at the Prime Osborn Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, hosted by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Mayor Alvin Brown. More than 100 companies and service providers are expected to attend.

Jacksonville Selected by U.S. Department of Interior to Participate in New Youth Initiative

June 17, 2015
Program Will Connect Local Young People with the Great Outdoors

Mayor Alvin Brown today announced that Jacksonville was selected by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a priority city for its new Youth in the Great Outdoors initiative.

The bold new initiative will work to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards and inspire millions of young adults to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors. Mayor Brown joined National Park Service Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell and Eric Mann, president & CEO of Florida’s First Coast YMCA, to announce that Jacksonville has been selected as one of the first 50 cities to participate in the nationwide movement.

City Breaks Ground On Avenue B Drainage Project In Magnolia Gardens

June 16, 2015
Renew Jax Project Will Improve Drainage and Reduce Flooding, Erosion

In the latest Renew Jax project to begin construction, Mayor Alvin Brown and Councilmember Reggie Brown today broke ground on a major drainage project along Avenue B and Zinnia Avenue on Jacksonville’s Northside.

View the Avenue B & Zinnia Avenue Fact Sheet

The project, which invests more than $3 million, includes the installation of over 1,300 feet of box culvert to improve drainage in the area. The completed construction will also increase driver and pedestrian safety by enclosing the existing drainage ditch along Avenue B and Zinnia Avenue from Edgewood Avenue to Moncrief Road.

City Updates Online Tool to Drive Efficiency, Accountability

June 10, 2015
Enhanced JaxScore Performance Dashboard Optimizes Services 

The City of Jacksonville today launched an update to its online performance dashboard in an effort to optimize services for residents and increase transparency and accountability. The new JaxScore 2.0 will provide an interactive tool so residents can examine the City’s performance delivering services.

View JaxScore online
“These updates to the JaxScore dashboard will help the city streamline operations and services to provide an even greater return for Jacksonville taxpayers,” said Mayor Alvin Brown. “As cities across the country look to do more with less, technology plays a key part in accomplishing that goal. I commend the city’s hard-working team for their continuing efforts to make our operations as effective and efficient as possible.”

City of Jacksonville Awarded $400,000 for Brownfields Cleanup

June 04, 2015
Funding Will Help Spur Redevelopment and Revitalization in Jacksonville Neighborhoods

The City of Jacksonville will receive $400,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess contaminated Brownfields properties.

The EPA selected Jacksonville for two Brownfields assessment grants. A $200,000 community-wide hazardous substances grant will be used to conduct between eight and 10 environmental site assessments.  Community-wide petroleum grant funding totaling $200,000 will be used to conduct six to eight environmental site assessments. The funding will also be used to develop an inventory of Brownfields sites throughout the city, conduct community outreach activities and prepare cleanup and area-wide plans.

City of Jacksonville Recognized for IT Excellence

June 03, 2015
CIO Magazine Includes Jacksonville Among Top Effective, Innovative Users of IT

The City of Jacksonville received national recognition this week for its effective, innovative use of information technology. IDG’s CIO Magazine named the city as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100 Awards, highlighting organizations that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence.

Residents Urged to Prepare Now as Hurricane Season Begins

June 01, 2015
City to Release 2015-2016 Emergency Preparedness Guide

As the Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off on June 1, Mayor Alvin Brown and the City’s Emergency Preparedness Division remind residents that preparation is the best defense against a major storm and other threats to public safety. 

City Offices and Facilities Closed For Memorial Day

May 22, 2015
Most city government offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 
Monday, May 25 closures include:
  • City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval St.
  • Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Jake M. Godbold City Hall Annex, 407 N. Laura St.
  • Yates Building, 231 E. Forsyth St.
  • The Office of the Tax Collector, as well as all Tax Collector branch offices, and the Office of the Property Appraiser.
  • Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Adams St.
  • Supervisor of Elections main office, 105 E. Monroe St.
  • Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St.
  • Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department administrative offices, 515 N. Julia St.
  • Recreation and Community Services Department offices, 214 N. Hogan St.
  • All community and senior centers and gymnasiums managed by the Recreation and Community Services Department
  • Victim Services Center, 403 W. 10th St.
  • Jacksonville Children’s Commission, 1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
  • Behavioral and Human Services Division Emergency Assistance office, 1809 Art Museum Drive
  • Right-of-Way and Grounds Maintenance administrative offices, 609 St. Johns Bluff Road
  • Solid Waste Division administrative offices, 1031 Superior St.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 2675 Commonwealth Ave.
  • The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival Runs Today Through Sunday Downtown

May 21, 2015
The 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Festival presented by AARP kicks off today with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection Piano & Organs and will last through Sunday May 24. The festival will feature over 40 performers, five stages, and a vibrant street festival atmosphere.

“AARP believes music brings people together and nurtures a sense of community,” said Ken Thomas, AARP Florida’s volunteer state president. “We are pleased to present the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Festival and to help people from Jacksonville and all over the United States connect with wonderful music, outstanding performers and a great community.”

The festival lineup includes performances by Soul Rebels, Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, Felix Peikli & The Royal Flush Quintet presented by the Buffet Group, Roman Street, Kellylee Evans, Spyro Gyra, Maceo Parker, Postmodern Jukebox, Jazz Attack featuring Peter White, Richard Elliot and Euge Groove, Michael Franks, The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra with Peabo Bryson, Andy Snitzer, Ignacio Berroa, Noel Freidline Quintet, and Lisa McClendon, along with local favorites. 

Mayor Expands Park-Based Crime Prevention Initiatives

May 18, 2015
Hours Extended at 14 Community Centers and Gyms 

As part of continuing efforts to stop gang violence, Mayor Alvin Brown today announced he will expand summer hours at 14 community centers and gyms, and add four additional parks to his Summer Urban Parks/Rec ‘n Roll initiative. 
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