Soak-up the Sunshine and Scenery in Jan. This year’s event yielded more than double the amount of volunteers and rubbis collected compared to the 2014 clean-up. “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. FREE Entry All Month Long at City’s Top Attractions! Get ready to discover a whole new side of Florida. Learn More Come for a visit this Fall, where the water is still warm. Learn More Bring The Family, It’s Kids Free November in Ajax! The upcoming vacancy is for an appointment by the Ethics Commission. I look forward to great progress over the next few years.” Mayor Appoints Directors for Three City Departments 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.
The courses are for students pursuing masters of public administration degrees. UNF is exploring the possibility of further expanding its downtown presence with an entrepreneurial center and offering graduate-level courses for business majors. UNF is close to a decision and should know more definitely in early February, school spokeswoman Joanna Norris said. Gordon said successful downtowns often are built around whats known as the eds and the meds - education and medical institutions. Jacksonville has the meds anchored by Baptist Medical Centers downtown campus, so the next step is fostering the growth of colleges, Gordon said. Its all incremental progress, he said. Its not going to happen overnight, but all of these things are going to contribute in the future for what will be a tipping point for downtown. Right now, its doesnt take a huge project to make an impact. Aundra Wallace, executive director of the Downtown Investment Authority, said the agency has culture, arts and education. He said collectively, those activities enhance the experience of being and going into downtown. Wallace said Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit and Orlando are cities that successfully used that approach, which has a ripple effect on housing and retail.
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