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The Jacksonville Civic Council

Our mission is to create a clear vision for the City of Jacksonville along with concrete strategies and tactics for achieving this vision

Northbank Redevelopment
Task Force

Chaired by Preston Haskell, this task force was created at the request of Mayor John Peyton at about the time the Civic Council was being formed, and it became the first task force of the Civic Council. Continue Reading

City Budget & Pension
Task Force

This task force, made up of JCC members, and subject matter experts from the community, has been studying this issue for the last two years.

On September 10, the Jacksonville Civic Council sent the following recommendations to the Mayor’s Office and Council President-elect Gulliford. Click below for a copy of the letter and the supporting documents.

Pension Reform Proposal 9-9-13-Final       
Pension Chart 1
Pension Chart 2


Medical/Life Sciences
Task Force


This task force, co-chaired by Douglas Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation, and Dr. William Rupp, Mayo Clinic, seek to identify and make recommendations on how this growing industry could become a booming field here in Jacksonville. This is a joint effort with JAXUSA Partnership. Continue Reading