friends of the library volunteer sorting a pile of books
October 19, 2020
October 18-24, 2020 is the 15th annual National Friends of Libraries Week (view the proclamation here). Established in 1956, the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library was created to encourage the support of libraries, increase awareness of public libraries in the community, and raise funds to enhance library services for the good of the public library system and the community.
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October 15, 2020
In an effort to reduce and prevent sex trafficking, Mayor Lenny Curry signs Ordinance 2020-0074-E, sponsored by Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber & City Council Vice President TommyHazouri.
Rideshare ReadiRide application on a mobile phone
October 15, 2020
ReadiRide, a service offered by the JTA through Owl Inc., provides affordable, on-call transportation to customers in 11 Jacksonville communities. Customers can choose when and where they want to be picked up and dropped off!
 
Volunteers managing a food bank
October 15, 2020
There are a number of food banks and pantries located in Jacksonville that provide free food, meals, and other aid to people in need. Some locations also offer additional aid in the form of information, referrals, and contact information to other local assistance programs, including government programs. 
 
Florida Jobs Assistance
October 15, 2020

Reemployment Assistance benefits are available to Floridians who were negatively impacted and experienced employment loss as a result of COVID-19. Eligible recipients are those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, have been quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency, or are caring for an immediate family member who is infected with COVID-19. 

FAMU Federal Credit Union Logo
October 15, 2020
The Florida  Department of Economic Opportunity and FAMU Federal Credit Union have partnered  to distribute nearly $1.1 Million dollars through the Black Business Loan Program. The program will provide loans to black owned busineses throughout the state of Florida. 
 
Captain Brian Weiss presents award to Harrison Conyers III in front of flags
October 14, 2020
Harrison Conyers III, the City of Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) operations manager, was honored by the U.S. Department of the Navy with the Meritorious Public Service Award, a prestigious civilian citation that is rarely given. During a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Captain Brian Weiss, commanding officer of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, and Mayor Lenny Curry presented the medal to Conyers while highlighting his decades of dedication not only to active duty and retired military members, and their families, but to all of Jacksonville’s citizens.
Town Hall Meeting Empty Conference Room with Red Chairs
October 13, 2020
The City of Jacksonville, through the Office of the Mayor, hosts quarterly Nonprofit Gateway Town Hall meetings to help local nonprofits better understand how to do business and partner with the City of Jacksonville. These quarterly Town Halls also give nonprofits a platform to regularly engage with representatives of key departments. This program is in partnership with the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.  

Who:

Nonprofits & COJ department/division representatives

When: 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Where:  

Online (Zoom Meeting).
Please register to receive meeting link. 
 
ADA Symposium 2020
October 12, 2020
There's still time to register for the 9th Annual ADA Symposium. This free, virtual event will be held on October 14, 2020 via Zoom from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
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October 09, 2020
Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators to square off on Saturday, November 7

The City of Jacksonville continues the tradition and will host the annual Georgia-Florida football game on Saturday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field, where the University of Georgia will take the field against the University of Florida. This annual tradition has taken place in Jacksonville since 1933 and is considered to be one of college football’s most significant rivalries.
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