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‘Heroes’ are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better. Interweave all these communities and you really have an America that is back on its feet again. I really think we are gonna have to reassess what constitutes a ‘hero’.

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Table of Contents About JAX2025

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Message from JCCI

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Message from the Honorary Chair, Mayor Alvin Brown

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Message from the Tri-Chairs

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JAX2025 Steering Committee

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JAX2025 Funders

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JAX2025 Partners

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JAX2025 Visioneers

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Imagine it.

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JAX2025 Glossary

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JAX2025 - Ten Targets Arts & Entertainment

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Clean & Green City

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Diverse & Inclusive Community

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Distinctive Neighborhoods & Urban Heart

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A Place Where People Matter

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Exemplary Governance

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Hub of Smooth Transportation

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Healthiest Community

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Excellence in Education

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Vibrant Economy

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Reach it.

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Appendix A: JAX2025 Process

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Appendix B: Survey Results

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Survey Demographics & Results

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Adult Survey in English

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Adult Survey in Spanish

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Teen Survey

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Kids Survey

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Appendix C: Vision Scan

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About JCCI

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About JAX2025 In Jacksonville, we aren’t what we were, and we don’t yet know what we’ll become. But we do know this: we have a shared vision for the future! JAX2025 reached the broadest community-wide consensus Jacksonville has ever known. The four community visioning events drew over 2,000 residents together for a comprehensive discussion about what the people of Jacksonville say they want to see by the year 2025. Between now and 2025, there will be a lot of ‘forks in the road.’ Decisions, investments, and policies will be made in every area touched on by JAX2025 Visioneers. Decisions will be made in neighborhood meetings, at schools, workplaces, or as members of planning committees, nonprofit boards, as well as at City Hall and in corporate boardrooms. Now those decisions will be made with high-level input from citizens: their aspirations for their children and grandchildren. And that is what JAX2025 is all about. What are our collective aspirations for our city which we leave for our children and grandchildren? Take the current economic situation for example. Jacksonville families are struggling with questions stemming from unemployment and underemployment. Every family is re-aligning what’s possible and what’s not—how important is a college education now? What are our spending priorities? What might our retirement be like with rising healthcare costs? In hard economic times, all families must face these questions of values, priorities, and maintaining a vision for the future. On a larger scale, Jacksonville has to do the same. We must collectively decide what is important as an entire city. We must have a shared sense of our priorities because there are many hard choices ahead as we move through a slow economic recovery. No matter the choices made, they will have consequences for Jacksonville residents. Corporate and nonprofit leaders, public officials, and other decision-makers find the easiest solution, a solution from another community, the least expensive solution, or they get public opinion on a specific issue. Decision-makers don’t always have access to an agreed-upon set of priorities, values, and ideals base on a broad, community-wide consensus. Now they do. And now you do, too. You have the results of an exercise that began with a survey asking 14,000 of your neighbors, co-workers, and fellow residents what they like about Jacksonville, what they are concerned about, and finally, what they are going to do about it. Then your friends and neighbors came together to define their top priorities, create Vision Targets, and identify strategies for institutional and individual action to reach that Vision. This report gives shape to the efforts, projects, and initiatives of Jacksonville’s community life. The Targets will influence the many ‘forks in the road’ ahead. That’s because advocates, citizens, moms, dads, shopkeepers, pastors, teachers, and you will use it to establish which fork to take in the road ahead. Unlike other reports, JAX2025 belongs to you, and the outcomes of the report belong to you. Use it to demonstrate where Jacksonville wants to go, what we value, and what our stated priorities are. It’s your roadmap to a great city, one that your children and grandchildren will love as much as you do.

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We asked people to imagine a better Jacksonville, and they did.

In 2025... Jacksonville’s creative community fuels a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Jacksonville is a clean and green city. Jacksonville is renowned as a diverse and inclusive community. Jacksonville’s distinctive neighborhoods flourish, along with our urban heart.


In 2025...

Jacksonville is a place where people matter.

Jacksonville thrives due to exemplary governance.

Jacksonville is a regional hub of smooth transportation.

Jacksonville is among the healthiest communities in the country. Jacksonville prioritizes excellence in education at every age.

Jacksonville’s vibrant economy is a global magnet for new business.


Message from JCCI May 18, 2013

Dear Jacksonville Residents, What an exciting process this has been, with some surprises as well. Who would have thought that more than 800 residents would spend their Saturday morning planning for Jacksonville’s future? Who knew that downtown, surrounding neighborhoods, and the St. Johns River are so highly valued by people living in suburbs and rural areas? Our survey found that nearly 70 percent of respondents are satisfied with their life here in Jacksonville. Our meetings demonstrated Jacksonville’s residents know how they will preserve what they like and are willing to work to improve what they don’t. We made it clear that residents are ready and willing to plan, give, work, advocate, and donate to build the ideal city for all of our children and grandchildren. We know that Jacksonville will grow. We know that Jacksonville will change. JAX2025 ensures the city grows and changes in ways according to our ideals and our values. JAX2025 will ensure that government, citizens, corporate partners, nonprofits, faith communities, schools, small businesses—just about everyone!—knows residents’ priorities for growth and change. We believe this document will be in passionate and wise hands at committee meetings, neighborhood meetings and City Hall. We see this document being passed around, dog-eared, and referred to over and over. It contains Jacksonville residents’ hopes, fears, and dreams. It is a record of consensus on what matters in Jacksonville, and it contains the seeds for actions whose outcomes we cannot yet know. What we do know is that when a critical number of passionate people decide on a shared direction, then everyone wins. This time, it was residents - ordinary folks - coming together to decide the overall vision, and this time everyone is in on making it real. Thank you for making JAX2025 a success and for proving that especially in hard times, Jacksonville pulls together to create a bright future for everyone. Warmly,

J.F. Bryan, IV Chairman, JCCI Board of Directors & JAX2025 Visioneer

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J. Benjamin Warner President & CEO, JCCI

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Message from Honorary Chair Alvin Brown Mayor

OFFICE OF MAYOR ALVIN BROWN

May 18, 2013

Dear Friends: The drive, energy and ambition demonstrated throughout the JAX2025 visioning process have been nothing short of amazing. This has been an incredible journey, and one I’m proud to have shared with so many dedicated people who put in long hours and serious thought for the betterment of our city. We saw momentum develop early on as we set out to collect 10,000 community surveys from across Jacksonville and ended up with more than 14,000 responses. Those numbers show that we, as a community, care deeply about our city. They show confidence in the future, willingness to act and a collective desire to continue improving. At JAX2025 visioning meetings, people who believe in and love this city created an agenda to pinpoint and execute a plan for our future. A lot of proposals have been put together in the past, and they are each woven into JAX2025. This particular plan gave us the opportunity to align our work toward Ten Targets for which we would each be responsible. All of us, individuals and organizations, have the chance now to help improve the quality of life in our city. JAX2025 will transcend my administration, and that of any Jacksonville leader. We do this not only for us, but for future generations, our children and our grandchildren. I’m excited, for instance, to accelerate plans for Downtown, embrace the ideas that parents and teachers voiced regarding education, and ensure that our park systems thrive. In addition, we need to continue efforts to retain home-grown talent by creating jobs that provide a chance at a lucrative career path. These are important issues for which we must never lose our passion. There always is work to be done and we all can help. So let’s all ask: What contribution can I make to build our dream for Jacksonville? I know that by bringing together all sectors of Jacksonville and every last resident of this great city, we will get it done. Sincerely,

Mayor Alvin Brown JAX2025 Honorary Chair

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Message from the Tri-Chairs May 18, 2013

Dear JAX2025 Visioneers,

You did it! You imagined a better city for your children and grandchildren, and the document in your hands is our blueprint for an ideal Jacksonville. Congratulations on this achievement.

As Tri-Chairs, we come from three different sectors of Jacksonville’s professional community. Ju’Coby is a leader in the nonprofit sector, Carl is a leader in the media, and Oliver is a leader among young professionals, representing the business sector. Our team represents the spirit of JAX2025: people from different parts of the city working together to agree on a shared vision for Jacksonville. We are proud that our teamwork succeeded. We are so pleased to see the diversity of people attending community forums and the productive conversations at each table. JAX2025 generated a lot of talking—even after the meetings ended. You engaged and learned from each other. Thank you for making this work rewarding. And now the talking is over. It’s up to each one of us to decide what our priorities are. We came together to envision a great city, and now we build that great city. We bring back these strategies and ‘calls to action’ to our companies, kitchens, places of worship, and break rooms. As the Tri-Chairs, we know that your leadership is just as important, if not more, than “named” leadership. Interested in local policies, practices, and want to advocate to our city’s leaders for changes called for in this document? Become an advocate and attend the June 26 meeting. Interested in jumping in feet first and building the vision? Become a volunteer on one of the many projects associated with each Target. A great Jacksonville begins here, and it starts with you. Thanks for your leadership.

Carl

Carl Cannon

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Ju’Coby

Ju’Coby Pittman-Peele

Oliver Oliver Barakat

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Steering Committee Michael Boylan WJCT Public Broadcasting

JAX2025 Tri-Chairs

Michelle Braun Wells Fargo JF Bryan, IV Chair, JCCI Board of Directors Yank Coble UNF Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy

Carl Cannon Past Publisher Florida Times-Union

Trey Csar Jacksonville Public Education Fund Ennis Davis Metro Jacksonville Dawn Emerick Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida Fionnuala Geoghegan Fionnuala R. Geoghegan, CPA Angela Gieras The Florida Theatre

Ju’Coby Pittman-Peele President & CEO Clara White Mission

Paul Harden The Law Offices of Paul Harden John Hirabayashi Community First Credit Union Connie Hodges United Way of Northeast Florida Jan Korb Broadbased Communications Michael Korn Korn and Zehmer

Oliver Barakat Senior Vice President CB Richard Ellis

Al Letson State of the RE:Union Terry Lorince Downtown Vision, Inc. Eric Mann First Coast YMCA

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Paul Martinez Martinez Advertising William “Bill” Mason President Emeritus, Baptist Health Jimmy Midyette Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Gene Montgomery LISC Jacksonville Mark Nusbaum The Florida Times-Union Media Marcelle Polednik MOCA Jacksonville Bill Prescott Jacksonville Jaguars Lisa Rinaman St. Johns Riverkeeper Emily Robinson Jacksonville Youth Council Crystal Rountree Teach For America – Jacksonville Stacey Roussel UNF Small Business Development Center Sheriff John Rutherford Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Kerri Stewart Infinity Global Solutions Jim Van Vleck Community Trustee Nina Waters The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida Robert Arleigh White Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville 11


JAX2025 Funders This project would not be possible without the support of our Funders - generous advocates of a shared vision for Jacksonville. While many of our city’s elected leaders are lending their time and talent, no public dollars are being used for this project because of our Funders’ support.

Jay and Deanie Stein Unrestricted Fund

T-Shirts Provided By: Volunteer T-Shirts Provided by: FIONNUALA R. GEOGHEGAN, CPA PLLC CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

JAX2025 Media Partners

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JAX2025 Partners JAX2025 Partner organizations who play a key role in the success of this community-directed visioning initiative. Through their service and outreach, their organizations have touches thousands of lives in Jacksonville, sharing about JAX2025. We couldn’t have done it without them! AIA Jacksonville

DLC Nurse and Learn, Inc.

Mental Health Resource Center, Inc.

All Saints Early Learning & Community Care Center

ElderSource

Methodist Children’s Village

Episcopal Children’s Services

Moniqe Burr Foundation for Children

American Lung Association of Florida

Exit Real Estate Gallery

Morning Star School

American Red Cross, Northeast Florida Chapter

Family Foundations of Northeast Florida, Inc.

Nassau County Volunteer Center, Inc.

AMIkids Jacksonville, Inc.

Firehouse Subs

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter

Angelwood, Inc.

First Coast YMCA

New Heights of Northeast Florida, Inc.

Ark of Nassau

Florida Coastal School of Law

Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida

Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter Northeast Branch

The Foundation Academy

Northeast Florida AIDS Network, Inc. (NFAN)

Baker County Council on Aging, Inc. Barnabas Center, Inc.

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc. Girls Incorporated of Jacksonville Goodwill Industries of North Florida, Inc.

Northeast Florida Health Planning Council

Greater Jacksonville Area USO

Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council

Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HABIJAX)

Northwest Behavioral Health Services

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida

HandsOn Jacksonville, Inc.

ODI/Independent Living Resource Center of NE Florida

Cathedral Arts Project

Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center

OneJax Institute at UNF

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida

Catholic Charities Bureau Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.

Hubbard House, Inc. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

Character Counts! in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Children’s Commission

Child Cancer Fund

Jacksonville Civic Council

Child Guidance Center, Inc.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division

Jacksonville Public Library

One Spark PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville Pine Castle, Inc. Planned Parenthood of North Florida Quigley House, Inc. Regional Community Institute River Region Human Services, Inc.

Clara White Mission

Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, Inc.

Clay Behavioral Health Center, Inc.

Jacksonville Urban League, Inc.

Sulzbacher Center

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, Inc.

Jacksonville Youth Works

St. Johns Riverkeeper

JAX Chamber

The Arc Jacksonville

Communities In Schools of Nassau County, Inc.

Jewish Community Alliance

The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Inc. The dePaul School of Northeast Florida

Community Connections of Jacksonville, Inc.

Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc. League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast

The Help Center, Inc.

Learn to Read, Inc.

The Sanctuary on 8th Street

Lighthouse Learning Center (Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.)

United Way of Northeast Florida

Congregation Ahavath Chesed Council on Aging of Nassau County

LISC Jacksonville

Youth Crisis Center/The Safe Place

CSX

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

Xtreme Wings Sports Grille

Community First Credit Union Community Foundation in Jacksonville

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Daniel Memorial, Inc. JAX2025

Mental Health America of Northeast Florida

Safety First Jacksonville

The Salvation Army

United Way Agency Director’s Association

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JAX2025 Thanks You!

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.� ~ Unknown

For all of your work and dedication to this process, we say thanks!

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JAX2025 Visioneers Melissa Adams Naomi Adams Jenna Aihie Joyce Akers Jim Alabiso RoseMarie Alarcon Patricia Alberson Beverly Alexander Brian Allen Susan Allen Amela Alomerovic Nancy Altman Daryl Alvin Laura Ammons Guy Anderson Mary Ann Anderson Dick Aquino Cynthia Armstrong Bonnie Arnold Chris Arsenault Paul Astleford David Atlee Elizabeth Augustus Daniel Austin Tonya Austin Casey Ayers Andre Ayoub Chip Bachara Laura Bailet Peter Bailet Dane Baird Ashish Bajaj Kevin Baker David Balanky Gayle Balanky Michael Balanky Patricia Balanky Lynne Baldwin Liliane Barakat Oliver Barakat Corey Barclay Bonnie Barnes Cynthia Barnes Kimberly Barnes Barbara Barrett Martha Barrett Michelle Barth Aleisha Batson Jordan Batson Mario Baugh Fran Beach Dale Beaman Jackie Beckenbach Mark Beckenbach Brittany Beimourtrusting Greg Beimourtrusting Aqulis Bell Connie Benham Alice Bennett Krysten Bennett Dustin Bergstol Marshelle Berry Iman Bethel Jamar Bethel Michael Biagini Ed Bican Gina Birmingham Matthew Birmingham Bill Bishop Melody Bishop Lindsy Bivens Peggy Bizan William Blair Paul Bodenstein Kay Boney Sarah Boren Taylor Bounds Alexander Boures Linda Bowen Nyree Bowen Bobby Bowers Wiatt Bowers Kathleen Bowles Camp Boyd Ryan Boyd Lori Boyer Vanessa Boyer Cheryl Boykins Michael Boylan James Boyle C. Bradley Caitlyn Braley Adam Brandon Michelle Braun Mary Breitenbach Kriston Brenay Riley Bridenbach Deborah Brill LeThaniel Brooks Alex Brown Alvin Brown Chriss Brown Deseret Brown Justin Brown Lee Brown Mickee Brown

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Richardo Brown William Brown Amber Bruce Dave Bruderly Kathleen Brunner Garrett Bryan J.F. Bryan Peggy Bryan Amy Buggle Chris Bugher David Bugher Bob Bull Melina Buncome Denise Bunnewith Gadson Burgess Joy Burgess Catherine Burkee John Burn Terri Bush Nitin Butala Richard Byers Michael Byrd Michael Byro Paige Calvert Rebecca Campbell Rita Cannon Jonathan Cantor Lily Cantor James Capraro Harvey Carr David Carrier Ted Carter Robin Cartwright Leah Case Kendra Cash Brian Castellani Eleanor Cavanah Kurt Caywood Janet Chamberlain Zachary Champagne Ming Chan Michelle ChanceSangthong Jennifer Chapman Avery Chatmon Vic Cirillo Anne Claridge Beth Clark Matthew Clark Jeff Clements Dr. Roger Cochran Micheal Cochran Carl Cochrane Irvin “PeDro” Cohen Susan Cohn Liz Colavecchio Charlie Cold Doug Coleman Jane Condon Evelyn Coney Deirdre Conner Emily Conner Jerilyn Cook Yolanda Copeland Victor Cora Jacqueline Corsey Arlene Cossum Becki Couch Roderick Crabbe Skip Cramer Amy Crane Ashley Crofton Jim Crooks J. Logan Cross Trey Csar Richard Cuff Theresa Cull Jon Cummins Maria Cummins Robert Cummins Adam Cunningham Florence Cunningham Mile Cuto Jill Dame Errol Daniels Porsha Daniels Scott Davey Gigi David Lucy David Winnie Davies Winnifred Davies Carrie Davis Ennis Davis Mattie Davis Melanie Davis Lance Day Ramon Day Dave DeCamp Uli Decker Lorrie DeFrank Stephanie Deimling Karina Del Cid Maia Delegal Tad Delegal Angela DeMonbreun Gary DeMonbreun Megan Denk Lottie Descallar

Katie Devanny Jack Diamond Al Diaz Andrew Dickson Jim Dixon Larry A Dixon Holland Diz Carl Doane Diana Doane Jacob Dobbs S. R. Dominey Janice Donaldson Angelo Donegan Leah Donelan Stephanie Donelan Natasha Dorsey BJ Douglass Don Downing James Doyle Nancy Dreicer Geri Duhart Tiffany Duhart Patrice Dukes Anita Dunford Julie Dye Bill Dyer Tonia Eastman James Eddy Cindy Edelman Connie Edwards Leland Edwards Annie Egan Teresa Eichner Melissa Elgersma Mary Ellis Al Emerick Dawn Emerick Jenna Emmons Douglas Eng David Engdahi Craig Erskine Jana Ertrachter German Escallon Raul Espinosa Greg Esser Kaytee Esser Maria Evans Wayne Ezell Jill Fane Frank Farhat Karen Feagins Valerie Feinberg Emily Ferguson Lindsay Ferguson Mike Field Eric Fields Sally Finn Jason Fischer James Fitzpatrick Albert Florence Etoy Flornoy Je’Toye Flornoy Ingrid Fluellen Jerry Fluellen Christina Foard Meg Folds Kiersten Ford Tia Ford Terri Foreman Bradley Fort Ann Fortner Bruce Fouraker Bruce Fouranu Holly Francis Catherine Freeman John Freeman John Funches Cindy Funkhouser Allison Galloway Matt Galnor Bruce Ganger Peg Ganger Danny Garcia Leanna Garcia-Barone Keshawna Gaskin Amy Gattis Agnolia Gay Jessica Gay Carolyn Gentry Sonya Gettinger Paul Ghiotto Loutricia Gibbs-Tolbert Aaron Gibson-Evans Angela Gieras Steve Gilbert Aaron Glick Margaret Godke Ben Goldsmith William Golphin Sheri Goodwin Alex Gottlieb Brian Grant Staci Grant Lynn Gresham John Grexa Emily Griffenkranz Gregory Griffin Shannon Griffin

Bill Griffith Nick Griffith Carol Grimes Ana Grogan Cheryl Grymes Warren Grymes Barbara Gubbin Bill Gulliford Craig Gustafson Yessy Gutierrez Steve Gutos Pamela Hagley Judy Hall Lanieu Kate Hallock Lee Hamby John Hamill Don Hammond J.J Hammond Tracy Hammond Evan Hampton Jacob Hane Maria Hane Robert Hane Katherine Hardwick Florence Haridan Carol Harper Vanessa Harper Cynthia Harpman George Harrell Darcel Harris Donald Harris Jane Harris Lee Harris Tyree Harris Mary Harvey Richard Harvey Katy Hatfield Bob Hawkins Janette Hawkins Nikki Haywood Charles Hedrick Barbara Henderson Cary Hendricks Laura Hendricks Patricia Henry Bryan Hensley Carey Hepler Ruth Ann Hepler Sally Hepler Brittany Herndon Janet Herrick Jennifer HewettApperson Jon Heymann Joe Higginbotham Todd Higginbotham Tabitha Higgs Lucas Hildebrand Caeli Hill Jimmy Hill Carolyn HillhouseJones Alberta Hipps John Hirabayashi Flor Hirezi William Hoang Bill Hodges Connie Hodges Allan Hoffman Jimmy Holderfield Christie Holechek Cynthia Holt Karlin Honsen Samuel Hooks Patricia Houlihan Shevonica Howell Jenny Huang Bill Hudson Derek Hudson Gabriel Hudson Logan Hudson Marc Hudson Theresa Hudson Jonathan Hunt Holly Hurt Laureen Husband Bart Hutchins Yvette Hyater-Adams Robert Hyde Sam Inman Deanna Iovino Dick Jackson Missy W. Jackson Pam Jackson Roshanda Jackson Shelby Jackson Lynnea Jacobson Pat James Yvonne James Allison Jarausch Frances Jarrell Joy Watson Jarrell Charles Jenkins Demetrius Jenkins Eva Jenkins Lorraine Jenkins Marlena Jenkins Suzanne Jenkins Gennifer Jett

Ann Johnson Chris Johnson David Johnson Deania Johnson Ebony Johnson Glorious Johnson Lisa Johnson Marti Johnson Coley Jones Frederick Jones James Jones Kiszzie Jones Barbara Jordan Alexis Kane Dana Kane Joan Kane Matthew Kane Steve Kapustka Trish Kapustka Kiki Karpen Steve Kaufman Aviva Keisling Mike Kelcourse Kimberly Kelley Karen Kempf Christopher Kennelly Holly Keris Lanna Kerr Ricky Kerr Barbara Ketchum Wendy Khan Keri Kidder Dave Kindy Carol Kines Adrianne King Larry King LeAnne King Leon King Patricia King Jason Kirk Sharon Kirkes Brenda Kirkpatrick Leslie Kirkwood Rick Kirkwood Judy Klein John Knight Kandace Knutson Kristian Kohn Jan Korb Michael Korn Judy Kurtz Erica LaSpada Rainni Lacy Alexis Lambert Monica Landeros Brenda Lane Laura Lane William Larson Robyn Lawrence Angela Leatherbury Fel Lee Ginger Lee JoAnn Lee John Lee Maxwell Lee Mark Lemmenes Mary Lemmenes Circe LeNoble Shawn LeNoble Chris Lester Linda Levin Lauren Levine Michael Lewis Ethan Lipman Emily Lisska Robert Littell Sammi Livingston Candace Long Shaquille Long Rommel Lopez Terry Lorince Reginald Lott Jim Love William Love Kayla Lovett Stephen Lovett Jacqui Lowe Yvonne Lozano Robin Lumb Vivian Lunham Gretchen Lynch Monica Mabalot Heather MacDonald Jay Magee Susan Main Michelle Malalang Lauren Maldonado Ed Malesky Jack Manilla Lane Manis Susan Mankowski Robert Mann Joann Manning Jennifer Mansfield Joseph Mantione Mary Marcus Maria Mark Jason Marley

Monica Marley Maira Martelo Carolyn Martin Kiswani Martin Linda Martin Nancee Martin Thomas Martin William C. Mason Doran Matthews Fred Matthews Gil Mayers Pat McBride Sondra McClendon Greg McDermott Robert McDermott Tayloe McDonald Daun McDonnell Jill McElwee Andrew McGuiffin Ginger McGuigan Madeline McGuigan Jane McIntosh Rustin McIntosh Cherrie Mckenzie Harold McKeon Will McLaurine Ava McLeod Kat Mcleod Hope McMath Mike McNamara Julie McNeil Jasmine McSwain Carrington Mead Trisha Meili Marie Meltzer Ellen Menende Jason Menta Lauren Menta Christa Merix Daniel Merkan Dorothy Merrick Kenyon Merritt Mark Merritt S.L. Metheny Jill Metlin Julie Michael Michelle Michael Jimmy Midyette Steve Milkey Adam Miller Alison Miller Celia Miller Cindy Miller Michael Miller Michaela Miller Mike Miller Pete Miller Esther MillerCleghorn Dave Milton Jennifer Mims Laura Minnich Gretchen Mitchell Michelle Mitchell Odessa Mitchell Margo Moehring Eugene Montgomery Suzanne Montgomery John Mooney Colin Moore Craig Moore Bernadette Moran Aschelle Morgan Jack Morgan Myra morrison Susie Morrow Karyn Morton Darius Motiwalla Richard Mott Barbara Moulding Bayyinah Muhammad Loren Mullins Chardea Murray Kristin Murray Doug Myers Mary Nash Shannon Nazworth Donell Neal Jesse Negron Pamela Nelson Cherry Newman David Nolan Melinda Nolan Travis Nolan John Nooney Mark Nusbaum Sherry Nusbaum Peter O’Brien Sally Offen John O’Neil Chevara Orrin Rob Overly Robert Overly Bernadette Overstreet Dennis Owen Janet Owens

Julie Pactor Anthony Padgett Dee Paez Amy Palmer Avery Palmer Despina Pappas Leslie Parris Maureen Pashke John Pataki Hugh Patterson Thomas Patton Melanie Patz Elizabeth Pawson Charles Payne Jr Ginger Peacock Preston Larandal Pearson Gayle Peele Winston Peele Rebecca Pemberton Sharon Pentaleri Jorge Perea Melanie Perea Kim Perry Angela Peterson Eric Peterson Lisa Peterson Mary Alice Phelan Kathy Phillips Mark Pietan Susan Pitman Geneva Pittman Ju’Coby Pittman-Peele Lee Poechmann James Poindexter Marcelle Polednik Brenda Pollak Stephen Pollan Dessie Pollard Therese Pope Judy Poppell Kristin Powell Stephanie Powell Bill Prescott Ed Preston Gary Priddy Tom Pritchett Cyrese Procter James Proctor Annette Puller Sharon Qualls Dee Quaranta Luther Quarles Robert Quasnick Peter Racine Rose Ragadio Nick Raneri Rachel Raneri Amy Rankin Steve Rankin Dan Raweri Paul Ray Don Redman Conita Reed Georgia Reed Marvin Reese Reganel Reeves Mark Register Reese Register Will Reilly Nathan Renstrom Mike Reynolds Jennifer Richards Lori Richards Rob Richardson Nancy Ricker Justin Rigdon Melissa Riggins Gloria Rinaman James Rinaman Lisa Rinaman Barney Roberts Patricia Roberts Emily Robertson Catrenna Robinson Jim Robinson Katherine Robinson Terry Robinson Vickie Robinson Sally Robson Mike Rogero Louis K. Rogers Tijana Rogers Mo Roland Dave Roman Carla Romano Lauren Rooney Jason Rose Mary Rose Katie Ross Velma Rounsville Stacey Roussel Diane Royal Murray Rubin Nadine Rubin Andra’ Ruff Joey Rulien Theresa Rulien Steve Runnels

Numa Saisselin Eric Samuel Lavern Sanders Marjorie Santini Kimberly Sapp John Sawicki Daniece Sayward Matt Schellenberg Bryan Schurfranz James Schwarz Jim Schwarz Danette Scott Jodi Seitlin Donteacia Seymore Jack Shad Lori Shad Jack Shap Valerie Shaw Brian Shea Carlton Shelton Lisa Sheppard Brandon Sherlinski Cinda Sherman Martha Shirko Brent Shotwell Rachel Shrader Anne Sickinger Robert SievertWagner Bob Silkett Michelle Simkulet Sasha Simmons Dennis Skelton Jacob Skiles Laura Skiles Richard Skinner Lisa Skowfoe Mike Skowfoe Paige Slade Elisabeth Slater Brian Smith Connie Smith Derrick Smith Hannah Smith Jeff Smith Leslie Smith Lessie Smith Miriam Smith Tracy Smith Ashley Smith Juarez Patrick Snyder Alicia Somers Elaine Spencer Kingsley Spencer Lauren Spencer Amanda Springer Nancy Stanton Deborah Stapp Stefan Stears Christine Stephens Delena StephensBowen Patricia Sterling Eric Stevens Bryan Stewart Duane Stewart Sarah Rose Stewart Lance Stoll Bob Stone Kim Stordahl Stacia Strickland Christine Stryker India Sugar Jen Suharmadji Alisha Sullivan Michael Sullivan Vara Suresh MaryLou Sutherlin Linda Swafford Julie Sweetland Steve Swenson Thomas Swenson James Sylvester Tukz Taaca Mary Tappouni Michelle Tappouni Cheryl Taylor Darby Taylor Howard Taylor Pamela Telis Charlotte Temple Nichole Terry Brad Thoburn Shayla Thomas Tom Thomas Candace Thompson Deborah Thompson Glenna Thompson John Thompson Mark Thompson Lezlie Thrift Ellen Thrower Margaret Tocknell Stephen Tocknell Autumn L. Tomas Katy Tontsch Monica Toops Peggy Toussant Neely Towe

Cheryl Townsend Craig Townsend Wesley Tucker David Turcotte Ale’ta Turner Delisa Turner Charlotte Tzabari Kathy Urbach Patricia Vail Merrill Varn Jim Vearil Tony Vecchio Joti Vegan Greg Veiga Gianni Vivian Sonia Vivian Kory Von Leue Dennis VonBurg Molly Wahl John Walcutt Alvin Walker Karen Walker Matt Walker Ryan Walker Lynda Walls Mandi Walters Nicole War Jessica Ward Alzina Warner Ben Warner Gianna Warner Joel Warner Emanuel Washington Kevin Washington Sheree Washington Kimberly Waterhouse Lex Waters Nina Waters Cynthia Watson Frank Watson Mary Watson Danica Waytowich Vicki Waytowich Sarah Weaver Clarence Webb Thomas Webber Barbara Weber Selena Webster-Bass Kerri Weems Michelle Weinbaum Joanna Weinberger Jeanne Welch Stephen Wells Arleen Werling Paul Werling Erin Westbrook Samantha Westbrook Barbara Wexel Bon White Chris White Matt White Mike White Robert Arleigh White Bob Whitkop Ryan Whitman Derrick Whittier Tia Wigham Beverly Wilhite Cherisse Wilkes Anthony Williams Aubyn Williams Carolyn Williams Cecil Williams Cheryl Williams Fred Williams Jacob Williams Julia Williams Lily Williams Melissa Williams Paula Williams Jesse Wilson Kathleen Wilson Leroy Wilson Scott Wilson Allison Wiltsey Karen Wintress Kristiana Wintress Paul Witkowski Booth Wodensen Anne-Marie Wolff Wayne Wood Ashley Woodard Carolyn Woods Dianne Woods Jeff Woods Toni Woods Curry Workman Abigail Wright Pinsing Wu Lendell Yarn Leroy Yeartie Ashley Young Donald Young George Young Sarah Young Judith Youngblood Cynthia Zettler-Greeley Rob Zinn Joshua Zmroczek Andreina Zubizarreta

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Imagine it. In order to become the city we know Jacksonville can be, we have to start with Knowledge of where we are, and a Vision for the future. Thousands of Jacksonville residents have come together at the

JAX2025 community meetings to become Visioneers for their community. They worked to envision a shared future for the city, and decided at round-table discussions which issues they felt are most important to focus on as well as why and how to carry out that focus. Why was a community visioning process chosen as the way to ensure success for JAX2025, and in turn, the city itself? The key to the whole operation would lie in the first word of that phrase: community. From the beginning, we knew the JAX2025 movement would have to be based upon the wants and needs of Jacksonville citizens in order for it to be successful; after all, it was to be community-owned and –driven initiative, so the best way to involve and engage the community as a whole is to focus on what the community itself wants and needs. In addition, the process as facilitated through JCCI would take place outside of any political agenda, allowing for continual, incremental growth regardless of civic turnover. The idea that Jacksonville has progress to make and problems to solve is not new. Thanks to the Vision Scan, with the click of a button, anyone can view over 200 different visions created over the last twenty years for our city (see Appendix C). Some of the visions from the Scan have come to fruition, while others may have not passed the implementation phase or lacked a sustained focus. This Vision Scan was the beginning of the JAX2025 process: a way to look back at the work that had been done before, so as to learn from the past and incorporate it into Jacksonville’s future.

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” ~ Margaret J. Wheatley

The results of the Vision Scan and the need to hear the community’s voice lead to the creation of a Community Survey, which garnered over 14,000 responses, and became the basis for the Visioneers of JAX2025 to choose focus areas for change in Jacksonville.

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Imagine it. All of these initial steps followed the JCCI Model for Community Change, which is the model for the JAX2025 process as a whole. This process model has been tested by JCCI in terms of its effectiveness in enacting change in the community for many years and JCCI Model for Community Change many other communities. To learn more about the JCCI Model for Community Change, visit www.jcci.org/how. Following the flow plan of this model, the JAX2025 process has made it through the Vision and Knowledge steps. Our Knowledge is comprised of the past work of other Jacksonville community studies through the Vision Scan, as well as the current community indicator data. The Vision is comprised of the work of the Visioneers, culminating in this report itself: the Ten Targets, their individual Vision Statements, the chosen indicators to track, and the identified ways of implementing the vision through individual action, institutional advocacy, and connecting to what’s happening. Can change happen without Vision or Knowledge? The answer to that question is obvious. Whether it is by happenstance or simple time lapse, change is occurring around us without Vision or Knowledge all the time. However, what the model provides us with is a plan for successful, sustained change; the kind of change that Jacksonville really needs. It is inherent in this proven method that constructing a shared vision and collecting current knowledge is indispensable to the process. Efforts of every citizen who completed the Community Survey or attended one of the JAX2025 meetings are so essential to the process. The vision must come from within the city itself in order for the JAX2025 movement to blossom, and turn Jacksonville into the fantastic community we Imagine It to be.

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JAX2025 Glossary Advocate An individual who works on behalf of JAX2025 with businesses and organizations to implement the vision.

Ambassador An individual that volunteers to speak at organizations and functions to educate the public about JAX2025, as well as a facilitator at meetings and events.

Builder Anyone and everyone who cares about the future of Jacksonville. An active participant

in JAX2025, connecting with others in building the imagined Jacksonville in 2025. An engaged implementation participant.

Community Vision Both the collective desires of a community and the definition of and means to reach our actual success. It’s the common language that we speak to get to our common goals.

Facilitator Volunteer who helps bring about an outcome by providing indirect or unobtrusive

assistance, guidance, or supervision. Our facilitators kept conversations on topic at JAX2025 visioning meetings. (see Ambassador)

Funder A financial supporter, either individual or organization, of JAX2025. Funders are essential, as JAX2025 is privately funded. Every dollar donated helps ensure success and make the vision real.

HandsOn Jacksonville Volunteer portal and JAX2025 partner. An organization that connects individuals to volunteer opportunities that allow them to work On Target. (See On Target)

‘I Will...’ The individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Implementation The “build it” section of JAX2025. Implementation involves the tracking of metrics, volunteering for projects, and alignment of action with JAX2025 Targets.

Indicator Specific data sets used to measure change. Indicators give the community an idea of where

we were, where we are, and where we are going. Many different types of indicators are used in relation to JAX2025 to track the progress the city is making. (see Metric)

Innovator A foundation, business, public institution, or civic organization that financially supports

JAX2025 and strategically aligns its philanthropic, volunteer and advocacy efforts to advance specific goals in an identified JAX2025 Target.

JCCI Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. The nonprofit community organization that facilitates JAX2025.

Metric A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena. A metric in JAX2025 may be, for example, the high graduation rate to track the Education Target. (see Indicator)

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JAX2025 Glossary On Target A signifier that identifies an individual or organization working to make our vision become reality. Business and community groups that align their priorities with JAX2025 and positively affect the indicators are working On Target.

Opportunity An opportunity is an event or a volunteer position that allows individuals or groups to

contribute their time and talent to a JAX2025 cause. An opportunity may or may not be limited to one of the following: • Formal volunteer occasions (one-time events or an ongoing service) where direct action through a service program allows the volunteer in some way to affect one or more of the metrics given in a JAX2025 Target (examples: mentoring with a literacy advocate group, planting a community garden) • An opportunity may also be a participatory event or activity that, while not asking for direct volunteer efforts, allows the individual to engage in a way that promotes JAX2025 goals (i.e. attending an arts event, going to a fitness event, etc.).

Partner Organizations who play a key role in the success of this community-directed visioning

initiative. Through their service and outreach, their organizations have touches thousands of lives in Jacksonville, sharing about JAX2025.

Target One of the ten focus areas of JAX2025. Each represents an area that Jacksonville citizens

identified as important to address in order to transform the city. The complete list of JAX2025 Targets is included on pages 6-7 of this report.

‘They Should...’ The institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations in the community need to be a part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

Visioneer Anyone and everyone who cares about the future of Jacksonville. An active participant in JAX2025, connecting with others in imagining Jacksonville in 2025. An attendee at a communityvisioning event for JAX2025.

‘You Can...’The communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved making the vision real.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Jacksonville’s history as a city is rich in its artistic and entertainment background. We were the first city to name “The Blues” in the early 1900’s, and we were the birthplace of Southern Fried Rock, producing legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band. Our history with the arts boasts achievements like the longest-running community theater in Florida, San Marco’s Theatre Jacksonville.

Our art scene is thriving, and as diverse as the city itself. Organizations promote a love and respect for the arts. Local musicians astonish audiences here at home, and reach world-wide recognition. Theater companies, dance troupes, and fine arts are on the rise, and venues provide sanctuaries for artists to work and exhibit. Our entertainment scene today thrives with an array of touring shows and concerts, as well as major sporting events such as The Players Championship, Annual Gator Bowl, the Florida-Georgia Football Classic, and the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars games. Our stadiums, arena, first-rate museums, and internationally-recognized festivals draw thousands to our area every year. Our future lies in cultivating locally-grown art and entertainment in Jacksonville. We will be known as the source of a new generation of artists, and a safe-haven for all to come and create together.

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In 2025, Jacksonville’s creative community fuels a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Art and culture are integrated into the fabric of Jacksonville, with creativity and innovation contributing to the economic vitality of our city. Jacksonville teems with artists and active audiences alike, with an abundance of options to experience and participate in the arts community. Jacksonville is known as a destination for international arts festivals, major sporting events, and world-class entertainment.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: Are we a vibrant community of artists? Measured by: employment and wages in the arts sector retention of graduates of local high school and college arts programs Is there an abundance of options to participate in the arts? Measured by: number of venues numbers of shows and performances Is there an audience for the arts? Measured by: attendance at shows, museums, and other venues arts education opportunities in our education system Does creativity and innovation contribute to the economic vitality of the city? Measured by: economic impact of the arts and festivals economic impact of sporting events economic impact of other events and activities Are we an entertainment destination? Measured by: full service restaurants per 1,000 population

JAX2025 Innovators: Arts & Entertainment Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

sports and entertainment offerings attendance by venue Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators. JAX2025

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They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

The arts enhance the quality of community life, enriching both financially and creatively. A vibrant entertainment mix adds to the pulse and connection of the community. To improve both the arts and entertainment scenes in Jacksonville, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Improving opportunities to participate in arts education in public schools, and connecting arts students in high school and local colleges and universities to local career opportunities in the arts • Expanding opportunities for participation in the arts, from increasing the quantity and quality of performances to greater promotion of existing shows and events through a comprehensive information hub and broad marketing • Strengthen the artist community through active collaboration and cross-promotion, as well as increasing venues, workspaces, and residential opportunities in an identifiable arts district • Focus on the Creators Economy, with targeted economic development efforts to encourage the growth of arts employment and economic impact • Along with the arts, support entertainment venues in Jacksonville with a wide variety of sports, concerts, and other entertainments to create destination experiences in Jacksonville, with the associated transportation, restaurants, and other infrastructure to support increased attendance and participation.

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations,

institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers as potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • • • • • • • • •

Art League of Jacksonville Artivores Cathedral Arts Project City of Jacksonville, Office of Economic Development City of Jacksonville, Office of Special Events Community Foundation for Northeast Florida CoRK Arts District Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Cultural Fusion

• Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) • Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) • Duval County Public Schools • Jacksonville City Council • Jacksonville Civic Council • Jacksonville Jaguars • Jacksonville Mayor’s Office • Jacksonville Public Library • Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) • JAX Chamber • Jessie Ball DuPont Fund

• Local Colleges and Universities • Local Media • North Florida Transportation Planning Organization • Northeast Florida Regional Council • One Spark Festival • Professional sports teams • Public and private venues for the arts and events • SMG Jacksonville • Theatre Jacksonville • Visit Jacksonville

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Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Volunteer to share/teach arts in schools. Advocate for establishment of local companies like opera or ballet. Contact art leagues/associations to bring classes to your area. Host readings/art shows/etc. in your home/public library/local coffee shop. Post and promote local arts events in your business window. Contribute financially to local arts institutions and museums. Offer free/low cost space to artists and art groups. Visit local arts shows and markets. Hire local artists, musicians, and photographers for events. Eat out at small, chef-owned original restaurants.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Attend an arts event and bring a friend. Buy a piece of art or furniture from a local artist or craftsman. Become a member of a local museum. Buy subscriptions and tickets for local theatrical productions. Share and promote artistic events with neighbors and on social media. Attend festivals like the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and One Spark Festival. Buy season tickets to a local sports team and check local sporting venues. Attend a symphony performance. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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CLEAN & GREEN CITY Jacksonville’s flourishing natural environment has been attracting visitors into our mysterious wetlands and stunning waterways for centuries. Today, we are proud to call the First Coast of Florida home as we enjoy our sub-tropical climate, miles of beaches, and the incredible St. Johns River.

Our community identified the environment as one factor making Jacksonville noticeably distinct. Current efforts throughout the city to engage citizens with the Riverwalk, beaches and river clean-ups, and restore once-beautiful areas like the Hogans Creek Greenway downtown demonstrate our commitment to keeping Jacksonville at its greenest and most inviting. We recognize as a community that we have been straining our resources, polluting our land, and misusing our public spaces, and we are ready to change.

VISION

Our future holds a city full of lush green spaces and abundant water activity. We see a river that’s clean, strong, and full of life. We see walkable spaces for all to enjoy that connect and co-exist with the city around them. We see a Jacksonville known for being a guardian and protector of the natural world. That is the community we’re building; it’s the community we deserve.

In 2025, Jacksonville is a clean and green city. Jacksonville is a national leader in sustainability, stewardship, preservation and conservation by integrating environmental ethics in our everyday life. Our naturally lush environment is preserved, as the St. Johns River and its tributaries, the ocean and beaches, and Jacksonville’s green spaces are accessible, interconnected, and interwoven into the fabric of our community.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: How clean is the air that we breathe? Measured by: air quality index vehicle miles driven per capita Are we protecting and preserving our water? Measured by: water consumption river water quality and salinity septic tank permits and conversion to city sewer xeriscaping Are we protecting and preserving our land? Measured by: recycling acres of conservation land acres of wetlands infill development and density Are we preserving energy resources? Measured by: energy use per capita percent of energy coming from renewable resources

JAX2025 Innovators: Clean & Green City Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators

gallons of motor fuels sold per capita How much are we engaging with our environment? Measured by: attendance and usage of parks percent of population who engage in recreational activity on the St. Johns River Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators. JAX2025

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CLEAN & GREEN CITY

They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

The beauty of the natural environment named the state, and the richness of natural beauty continues to enhance the quality of life. To protect and preserve the environment, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Strengthen community education on the importance of water conservation, energy conservation, and recycling • Improve access to green spaces, including parks and conservation lands, and increase recreational access to the River and its tributaries • Encourage carpooling, bicycling and pedestrian-friendly modes of transportation • Reduce littering and encourage cleanup of our roadways, public spaces, River and creeks. Strengthen enforcement of pollution and littering violations • Emphasize the value of the St. Johns River in Downtown by continually maintaining pedestrian access through the Riverwalk • Incentivize permeable hardscapes, xeriscaping, and reclaimed water usage • Encourage development of Hogans Creek Greenway and similar projects that restore natural beauty, clean up the environment and re-establish neighborhood pride • Increase use of renewable energy and improve air quality in the community

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations,

institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers as potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Adopt-a-Road Programs Alternative Fuel Producers Citizen Planning Advisory Committees City of Jacksonville, Environmental Protection Board City of Jacksonville, Office of Sustainability Initiatives City of Jacksonville, Parks and Recreation Department City of Jacksonville, Public Works Department Clean It Up, Green It Up Environmental Protection Agency Florida Department of Environmental Protection Florida Department of Transportation Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Green Grease, Inc.

• Greenscape • Jacksonville Arboretum JEA Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) • • JaxParks • Keep Jacksonville Beautiful • Local Colleges and Universities Local Media • Neighborhood organizations • North Florida Clean Cities Coalition North Florida Transportation Planning • Organization • Northeast Florida Regional Council • • • • • • • • • • •

Recreational Fishing Alliance Sierra Club, Northeast Florida Group St. Johns River Alliance St. Johns Riverkeeper The North Florida Land Trust Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve United States Coast Guard University of Florida, County Extension Office Visit Jacksonville

Is your office, business, or organization working toward this Target? Share your project and success at Progress@JAX2025.org. Imagine it. Build it. Reach it.


Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Organize a neighborhood clean-up of empty lots, parks and waterways. Dispose of trash and hazardous waste responsibly and learn guidelines. Visit the Recreational Fishing Alliance, Sierra Club, or Garden Clubs. Have green conversations with friends and neighbors. Advocate for green policies at City Council meetings. Carpool and use public transportation. Learn about the Riverkeeper and take a boat ride on the St. Johns River. Take re-useable bags to the grocery store. Be an avid recycler. Refuse to litter or allow others around you to litter.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Visit the Arboretum and make use of trails, preserves, and park system. Install xeriscaping and plant native plants. Obtain a free JEA home energy evaluation. Adjust sprinkler system to conserve water and follow guidelines. Educate others about the importance of our River. Observe beach laws and regulations to avoid pollution and erosion. Learn how to reduce the amount of items going into landfills. Join McCoy’s Creek, Hogans Creek Greenway, and other waterways clean-ups. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE Jacksonville is a city in change, a city in transition. We have a layered history of being a traditionally Southern town with a progressive twist, and Jacksonville’s current makeup is a melting pot of generational families and new citizens. Although we used to be a city that defined itself in black and white, we have moved to a rich mosaic of different backgrounds and cultures, and while we may look dissimilar on the outside, on the inside we all share common dreams.

Our Jacksonville is a city of the old and the young, men and women, different faiths, beliefs, origins and orientations. In order to become a global city of the future and a logistics hub of our nation, we must ensure that we are welcoming to all people of the world.

VISION

Our new paradigm of across-the-board inclusion is not only inevitable, but it’s what is right. Both our spirit of fairness and our economic vision depend on it. For Jacksonville’s dream to become a reality, it must be available to everyone.

In 2025, Jacksonville is renowned as a diverse and inclusive community.. Jacksonville welcomes all residents and visitors with dignity and respect. Ours is a diverse community in many dimensions that carefully protects the rights of all its citizens, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, faith, race, ethnicity, age, disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: What are our demographics? Measured by: demographic profile of the community Do our policies and laws protect individual rights? Measured by: breadth of policies protecting individual rights Do our government leaders represent the diversity of the community? Measured by: demographic profile of elected officials Have we successfully eliminated disparities throughout our community? Measured by disparities in: educational attainment and outcomes housing cost and accessibility average income and employment status health our criminal justice system Do all members of the community feel respected and included? Measured by: perception surveys Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators.

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JAX2025 Innovators: Diverse & Inclusive Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

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They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

Jacksonville is diverse in many dimensions, but together we form a single community. To ensure that we reach our 2025 target of being known for our diversity and inclusion, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Address and eliminate the disparities people face in all aspects of life in Jacksonville due to race, ethnicity, gender, or other human differences • Improve inclusion of individuals living with mental illness or other disabilities in our community • Increase opportunities for community conversation and understanding around human differences, as was done recently through the Museum of Science and History’s Race: Are We So Different? exhibit and programming • Collapse the silos between organizations that are working on similar diversity issues • Advocate for a community-wide adoption of comprehensive anti-discrimination policies that protect all citizens of Jacksonville, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations,

institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers as potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • American Civil Liberties Union of Florida NE Region (ACLU) • Behavioral Health Network of Florida • Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville • Cultural Fusion • Duval County Public Schools • Edward Waters College • ElderSource • Embrace Jacksonville • Friends of Study Circles • Generation W • Human Rights Campaign • Interfaith Coalition for Advancement of Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE) • Islamic Center of Northeast Florida • Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN) • Jacksonville City Council

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• Jacksonville Community Development Corporations (CDCs) • Jacksonville Housing Authority • Jacksonville Human Rights Commission • Jacksonville Mayor’s Office • Jacksonville System of Care Initiative/Child Partnership for Health • JAX Chamber • Jax Committee for Equality • Jewish Community Alliance • Local Colleges and Universities • Local Media • Lutheran Services Florida • Mental Health America of Northeast Florida

• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) • Northeast Florida Regional Council • OneJax Institute at University of North Florida • Southern Christian Leadership Council • Southern Poverty Law Center • The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) • United Way 211 • University of North Florida Caring Community Initiative • WJCT • Women’s Center of Jacksonville

Is your office, business, or organization working toward this Target? Share your project and success at Progress@JAX2025.org. Imagine it. Build it. Reach it.


Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Participate in a study group, like the Friends of Study Circles offers. Have a conversation with a homeless person. Speak up and speak out for an inclusive Human Rights Ordinance. Change your language and actions to be inclusive. Support diversity events like World of Nations. Educate/learn about other communities here in Jacksonville. Join a group focused on diversity. Join a mediation training program and learn methods for resolving conflict. Patronize businesses that have fair hiring practices. Welcome new people and seek opportunities to meet people.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Highlight positivity on social media accounts/share the good. Take personal responsibility to promote and foster diversity. Incorporate diversity as a business goal. Celebrate holidays with extended family, and sharing across generations. Speak out against jokes and slurs that target people or groups. Visit museums and historical sites to learn about local history. Invite friends from varied backgrounds to share my traditions and customs. Participate in cultural events that are different from my own. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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NEIGHBORHOODS Jacksonville’s numerous unique neighborhoods have always been a remarkable part of the woven tapestry that is our city. From historic Riverside to Eastside, from Baldwin to the Beaches, our neighborhoods each have their own pulse, while still remaining connected to the singular heartbeat of our city.

At our center is Jacksonville’s downtown. All of the building blocks for a vibrant downtown are in place; we just have to capitalize on them and make our downtown a destination. Recent surges to invest and bring life to our downtown area are proving successful, and as we look to the future, we see a downtown that is known for its avid business culture, unique shopping experiences, energetic nightlife, and beautiful, safe streets. Our local residents, whether they reside on the Northside or down in the suburbs of Mandarin, feel connected to their neighborhoods and downtown. This is a city where you can borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbor or receive support in a time of need. While we may each fly under our own localized banner, our sense of pride in our hometown makes us each, at the end of the day, a part of Jacksonville.

VISION

In 2025, Jacksonville’s distinctive neighborhoods flourish, along with our urban heart. Jacksonville’s rich array of distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own historic character and irresistible experiences, are livable, walkable, and safe. They converge in the city’s dynamic central neighborhood, Downtown, which is a business powerhouse fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and our community’s 24-hour epicenter of first-class arts, culture, sports, and unique shopping opportunities.

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& URBAN HEART We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: Are local neighborhoods livable, walkable, and safe? Measured by: number of active neighborhood associations crime statistics and perception surveys WalkScore Are local neighborhoods thriving? Measured by neighborhood rates for: home vacancy median household income percent owner-occupied housing percent paying more than 30 percent of household income for housing unemployment Is Downtown growing as a business powerhouse? Measured by: office occupancy rates downtown employment rates Is Downtown growing as a residential neighborhood? Measured by: number of downtown residents

Imagine it. JAX2025 Innovators: Neighborhoods & Urban Heart Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators

community lifestyle amenities like grocery stores, childcare locations Is Downtown an epicenter of arts, culture, sports, and shopping experiences? Measured by: number of events downtown number of retail establishments Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators. JAX2025

Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

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They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

Jacksonville is a city of neighborhoods, extending through a multi-county metropolitan region. At the heart is Downtown, the central neighborhood for the region and locus for commercial and entertainment opportunities. To strengthen all of our neighborhoods and connect them to thriving Downtown, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Encourage, incentivize, and simplify the process for downtown business development, including both large corporations and small business development, coordinating efforts to streamline the permitting and regulatory process • Develop the connections and feel of downtown as a neighborhood, with neighborhood associations, neighborhood lifestyle amenities, and increased residential opportunities • Improve transit connectivity between Downtown and other neighborhoods, improving access not only to employment centers but also entertainment spots and popular destinations • In master plan for Downtown, establish the Downtown core as the standard of quality and aesthetic vibrancy to give a unique identity to Jacksonville • Assist neighborhood associations and neighborhood residents with improved responsiveness and follow-through from local government on reported resident concerns to enhance both communications and action improvement efforts • Create walkable, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly neighborhood streets, maintaining or enhancing the infrastructure necessary to create safe, enjoyable streetscapes

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations,

institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers as as potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to:

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• Citizens’ Planning Advisory Committees (CPACs) • City of Jacksonville, Parking Division • City of Jacksonville, Parks and Recreation • City of Jacksonville, Planning Department • City of Jacksonville, Public Works Department • City of Jacksonville, Sheriff’s Advisory Councils (ShADCos) • City of Jacksonville, Sports and Entertainment • Cultural Fusion • Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) • Downtown Merchants Association • Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI)

• Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville Inc. • Jacksonville Civic Council • Jacksonville Community Development Corporations (CDCs) • Jacksonville Jaguars • Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office • Jacksonville Transportation Authority • JAX Chamber • JAX USA Partnership • Local Initiatives Support Corporation Jacksonville (LISC)

• Local Media • Neighborhood organizations • Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida • Northeast Florida Association of Realtors • Northeast Florida Regional Council • One Spark Festival • Professional sports teams • SMG Jacksonville • Visit Jacksonville

Is your office, business, or organization working toward this Target? Share your project and success at Progress@JAX2025.org. Imagine it. Build it. Reach it.


& URBAN HEART You Can...

Build it.

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Patronize downtown business, local business in neighborhoods. Attend ArtWalk, Riverside Arts Market, and other events. Advocate for community and downtown funding. Create or participate in your Neighborhood Association. Follow Downtown Vision, Inc. on social media. Pick up trash downtown or in your neighborhood. Learn more about the history of downtown and our unique neighborhoods. Throw a block party or neighborhood gathering. Find easy ways to increase curb appeal like paint and landscaping.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Tell my friends and neighbors about a positive experience downtown. Download the JaxHapps app to stay informed with events and happenings. Use social media and word of mouth to promote great local experiences. Bring a friend downtown or to a “new to me” neighborhood. Organize a neighborhood improvement day. Park at the Convention Center or King St. Garage and ride the Skyway. Take a neighborhood tour, be a “tourist” in my city. Download the Smart Parking to Downtown Jacksonville app. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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WHERE PEOPLE MATTER Jacksonville’s connections have proven that all of us, at one point or another in our lives, need help, whether it is in infancy or old age, or through disability or illness. We all have challenges to face in life. While we may not be the top in philanthropic dollars given, Jacksonville ranks near the top in our volunteer rate. Our citizens routinely give their time and talent to where it matters most.

Our city is known for its strong community, but if we’re truly to become a place where people matter, we must be a community that bears one another’s burdens. We will lift those up who need it when they’re down, knowing that it will be paid forward and strengthen the bonds that connect us all.

VISION

Our future holds a city where people feel not only welcome, but appreciated. We remember as we move forward that there is no “them” in community, there is only “us.” That sense of togetherness, our strength of character and kinsmanship, will help us be the national leader that we know Jacksonville can become.

In 2025, Jacksonville is a place where people matter. Front-porch friendliness and kindness inspire our service and philanthropy, as people are Jacksonville’s highest priority. We promote well-being among all citizens through all stages of life, connecting people to resources to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their needs met, from earliest childhood through the dignity of aging. We retain the best of our smalltown past in a metropolitan population.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: How giving are we as a community? Measured by: volunteer activity philanthropic giving Are we meeting the needs of infants, children and youth? Measured by: waiting lists for early learning slots children in poverty child abuse reports youth suicides Are we meeting the needs of our aging population? Measured by: waiting lists and availability of assisted care facilities seniors in poverty senior suicides Are we meeting the needs of people with disabilities or mental health issues? Measured by: percent of the population with disabilities people with disabilities in poverty

JAX2025 Innovators: A Place Where People Matter Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators

number of Baker Acts suicide rates How safe are we? Measured by: crime statistics perception surveys Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators. JAX2025

Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

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WHERE PEOPLE MATTER

They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

To be a place where people matter means meeting the needs of all our residents, from earliest childhood through the golden years. Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Orient all funding of assistance and subsidies toward collaboration, and especially the expansion of public-private partnerships • Expand participation in mentoring programs, including encouraging our elder population to serve as mentors • Foster community-wide awareness of overall effects of the most recent economic recession on children, youth, and older adults • Strengthen Jacksonville’s nonprofit sector by emphasizing the social value of services: solving community problems resulting in improved quality of life for the entire city • Increase opportunites for work, education, entertainment, creativity, and physical activity for people with disabilities • Reduce stigma around mental illness through increased community education • Establish Jacksonville as a child friendly city, in which all babies are born into a community that is ready to support and nurture their potential and success through childhood and youth

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations, institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers as potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to:

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• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida • City of Jacksonville, Office of Economic Development • City of Jacksonville, Public Services Grants • City of Jacksonville’s Disabled Services Office • Communities In Schools of Jacksonville • Community Foundation for Northeast Florida • Community Hospice of Northeast Florida • Department of Children and Families, Circuit 4 • Donor Forum of Northeast Florida • Duval County Health Department • Duval County Public Schools • Early Learning Coalition of Duval • Elder-serving agencies

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ElderSource Full Services Schools of Jacksonville HandsOn Jacksonville Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Preventive Coalition Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Jacksonville Chapter Jacksonville Children’s Commission Jacksonville City Council Jacksonville Community Development Corporations (CDCs) Jacksonville Housing Authority Jacksonville Mayor’s Office Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Jacksonville System of Care Initiative Jacksonville Transportation Authority Jacksonville Urban League

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JAX Chamber Jessie Ball duPont Fund Mayor’s Mentors Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida Northside Community Involvement, Inc. Partnership for Child Health Read It Forward Jax Senior Roundtable Take Stock In Children The Bridge of Northeast Florida The Kappa League United Way of Northeast Florida Youth-serving agencies

Is your office, business, or organization working toward this Target? Share your project and success at Progress@JAX2025.org. Imagine it. Build it. Reach it.


Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Get engaged through HandsOn Jacksonville for volunteer opportunities. Volunteer in hospitals and schools. Be more respectful of others’ cultures. Donate food/clothes to the needy. Lend a hand, help someone cross the street or carry groceries. Visit the library and engage in their programming. Avoid road rage, let a car merge. Cook dinner for a neighbor who’s sick or experiencing a difficult time. Give time, talent or treasure to an early learning center. Become a Big Brother or Big Sister, volunteer for a youth mentoring organization.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Start/participate in a Neighborhood Watch. Hold a neighborhood BBQ or Block party. Send a letter to the editor, including the good news. Volunteer 5 hours a month with a new organization. Read and promote local blogs that highlight people and community. Encourage friends and neighbors to get involved too. Coordinate my family’s charitable contributions with our personal passions. Deliver Meals on Wheels one Saturday each month. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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EXEMPLARY GOVERNANCE Jacksonville’s local governmental system plays a critical role in our community’s success. Our elected leaders and appointed officials make decisions and pass legislation that fund our parks, build our roads, and affect our educational institutions. Jacksonville demands that this group of leaders be accessible and accountable for the health of our city.

Our vision for the future includes a local government that has a high level of transparency in its decision making process. We see a Jacksonville that is a community made up of well-informed, readily-engaged citizens that take action at the polls and communicate effectively with their city officials.

VISION

Our Jacksonville City Council, School Board, Sheriff, Mayor’s Office, and other elected bodies deserve our attention and our support. In turn, we ask that they be good stewards of our tax dollars and use public investment wisely and appropriately. We cannot reach our vision without every member of this community working together to align both plans and actions. We must work collectively as one, for each other and for Jacksonville.

In 2025, Jacksonville thrives due to exemplary governance. Well-informed citizens actively engage to solve problems together with outstanding elected officials. Jacksonville’s diverse representative leadership is accessible, fiscally responsible, and accountable for delivering public services in a cost-efficient manner. Our transparent, ethical public policy reinforces effective financial investment in common goods.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: Are we engaged in community governance? Measured by: voter registration voter turnout Do we have outstanding elected officials? Measured by: perception survey of the quality of local elected officials Do we feel heard by local government? Measured by: perception survey: can you influence local government? Are local government services delivered efficiently and effectively? Measured by: cost of local government services activity-based accounting benchmarks against other municipalities perception survey of quality of local government services Are we encouraging further civic participation? Measured by: graduates of public service programs (Chamber, Leadership Jacksonville) civics courses offered in local public schools

JAX2025 Innovators: Exemplary Governance Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

local graduates with public administration/public policy degrees Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators.

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EXEMPLARY GOVERNANCE

They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

The success of the community in 2025 will be due, in large part, to excellence in the community’s governance structure, which includes strong partnerships between engaged citizens and extraordinary public servants. To ensure that the governance of the community supports all the other Targets, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Increase public outreach to engage citizens in civic issues, from voter registration and voter turnout to well-informed participation at City Council and CPAC meetings • Expand civic education and leadership training in the community to better prepare people to serve in community governance functions • Develop and publish performance measures for government functions, openly reporting on effectiveness and efficiency of local government • Improve responsiveness and follow-through from local government on reported citizen concerns so that the public can more easily know the results of local government action • Institute annual budget workshops conducted to fully acquaint citizens with the anticipated budget priorities • Encourage more frequent town hall conversations hosted by elected officials and civic organizations to encourage a more informed and engaged electorate and better public decisionmaking

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations,

institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers as potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • Citizens’ Planning Advisory Committees (CPACs) • City of Jacksonville Office of Ethics, Compliance and Oversight • City of Jacksonville, City Auditor • City of Jacksonville, Sheriff’s Advisory Councils (ShADCos) • City of Jacksonville, Sports and Entertainment • Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County • Duval County Supervisor of Elections • Duval Delegation • Duval Democrats • Edward Waters College • Florida Benchmarking Consortium • Florida Legislature • Florida State College at Jacksonville

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Jacksonville City Council Jacksonville Civic Council Jacksonville Kids Coalition Jacksonville Mayor’s Office Jacksonville University Jacksonville Youth Council JAX Chamber Leadership development organizations • Leadership Jacksonville • League of Women Voters of Jacksonville First Coast • • • • • • • •

Local Colleges and Universities Local Media Local political parties Northeast Florida Regional Council • Political Leadership Institute of the JAX Chamber • The TRUE (Taxation, Revenue, and Utilization of Expenditures) Commission • • • •

Is your office, business, or organization working toward this Target? Share your project and success at Progress@JAX2025.org. Imagine it. Build it. Reach it.


Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Read the paper and access quality local news sources. Attend City Council meetings. Become a financial sponsor for a candidate forum. Register to vote, and be an informed voter. Become involved with ShAdCo and CPAC organizations. Volunteer with an organization you’re passionate about. Make donations to support nonprofit organizations. Become active in a local political party. Participate in local leadership training programs. Organize a Neighborhood Watch.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Encourage my family and friends to register and vote. Teach my children about local government. Apply for a local appointed position or run for office. Participate in my neighborhood association. Lobby City Council about an issue that I’m passionate about. Support my local elected officials. Be involved and participate in local issues. Sign-up for the Sheriff’s and the Mayor’s Office email communications. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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HUB OF SMOOTH Jacksonville’s geographic size presents both incredible potential and difficult connectivity issues. Known for being the largest city in the continental U.S. by area, metropolitan Jacksonville extends across 847 square miles, with many rivers, creeks, wetlands and woods interspersed throughout. Our vision calls for safer and stronger connection between our neighborhoods, where bike lanes, walkways, and multi-modal mass transit provide dependable alternatives to roadways.

Our roadways are currently identified with constant construction, and additional traffic fills our lanes every day. Our community depends on these roadways daily to be secure and reliable, and we insist that our future is full of clean, wellmaintained roads, as well as regionally and nationally connected rail systems. Our city has all the tools in place to be a national and regional hub. Our geographically protected alcove off the Atlantic Ocean and expanding deepwater port make us a connection point and gateway for Florida in the crossroads of Interstates 95, 75, and 10. Our future expectations see a stronger capitalization on our established systems and infrastructure, and a push toward faster and greener options.

VISION

In 2025, Jacksonville is a regional hub of smooth transportation. Our region is a recognized leader in our commitment to unrestricted movement, utilizing smart technology and connectivity to move people and cargo safely and efficiently. Sustainable multi-modal mass transit reliably connects the region’s unique neighborhoods, suburbs, downtown and the beaches, and is part of a network of transportation options including walking, biking, driving, and riding.

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TRANSPORTATION We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: Are we growing as a logistics hub? Measured by: JAXPORT tonnage JAXPORT containers Do our transportation systems function smoothly throughout the region? Measured by: regional mass transit services regional commuting patterns commute times Are our roadway systems meeting our transportation needs? Measured by: commute times congestion index vehicle miles per capita Does our mass transit system support our transportation needs? Measured by: ridership miles of service headways Are we supporting other transportation options? Measured by: WalkScore

Imagine it.

JAX2025 Innovators: Hub of Smooth Transportation Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators

bicycle and pedestrian safety miles of safe or dedicated bike lanes miles of pedestrian-safe roadways (sidewalks) Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators. JAX2025

Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

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They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

Jacksonville will be a leader in transportation opportunities for both people and cargo. To make that future real, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Make transit more accessible, with buses running later and more often, and improve access not only to employment centers but also to entertainment spots and popular destinations • Explore all means of public transportation, including streetcars, rail, and buses, and better coordinate transportation options and modes for an integrated transportation experience • Create a transportation hub connecting major neighborhoods • Support regional transportation within the metro area as well as rail transportation routes connecting Jacksonville to other cities in the Southeast, such as Atlanta or Tampa • Provide for transportation needs of the growing senior population • Focus on improving access to public transportation options for those who reside in remote and/or rural portions of our community • Increase safety for all transportation, including vehicles, public transit, bicycles, and pedestrian-friendly walkways

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations,

institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers as potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • Amtrak • City of Jacksonville Bicycle Pedestrian Action Committee • City of Jacksonville, Public Works Department • City of Jacksonville, Sheriff’s Advisory Councils (ShADCos) • CSX • Duval County Public Schools • Duval Delegation • ElderSource • Florida Department of Transportation

• Florida Eastcoast Railway/ RailAmerica • Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition • Jacksonville Aviation Authority • Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition • Jacksonville Jaguars • Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) • Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) • JAX Chamber

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TRANSPORTATION You Can...

Build it.

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Ride the bus, help remove the “bus stigma.” Give up your car for one day a week. Teach children about walking & bicycle safety. Educate yourself on JTA’s Strategic Plan. Revisit and learn the new additions to rule of the road. Participate in transportation planning process. When invited to an event, ask for a bus routing. Support sustainable transportation-related funding. Encourage employers to offer carpool incentives or transit passes. Ride a bicycle, walk, or take the bus to see how the system works together.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Alert JTA if unable to make an event due to transportation issues. Attend public meetings of the North Florida TPO and other organizations. Ride the bus or Skyway to work once a week. Promote public transportation and healthy lifestyles. Offer a bike valet at my next event. Sign-up for Cool to Pool. Volunteer my time, talent and treasure to improve mass transit. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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HEALTHIEST COMMUNITY Jacksonville is only as strong as the citizens that live and work in it every day. Healthy living and sustainable lifestyles are of utmost importance to guaranteeing that our city is tough and competitive. In our past, epidemics like Yellow Fever almost wiped Jacksonville off the map entirely. Today, our city flourishes with a strong healthcare system that heals our local ailments and is a major driver in our local economy.

Our hospitals, doctors, and care-takers are world-class, yet too many in our community lack access to affordable healthcare. With national healthcare changes over the next few years, people who need help will become more apparent than ever. Jacksonville’s healthcare providers and hospitals must stand ready to adapt, and our city must do a more thorough job at educating our population about their options. Our future is bright as we envision a city that is recognized for its exemplary medical care- not only in curing and aiding, but in preventive measures and health education as well. We see a Jacksonville that takes its wellbeing seriously; from the food we eat, to the transportation we use and the exercise we take part in. We recognize that our health is fragile, and we won’t be taking it for granted any longer.

VISION

In 2025, Jacksonville is among the healthiest communities in the country. Our region’s health research and delivery industry catalyzes the economy and provides high quality and accessible healthcare to all, emphasizing prevention and wellness. Jacksonville residents have affordable care, including mental health, vision, and dental, and maintain a healthy lifestyle, with access to healthy food, safe housing, and neighborhoods built for active lifestyles.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions:

JAX2025 Innovators: Healthiest Community

What is the community impact of our health research and delivery industry? Measured by: economic impact of the health sector

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growth in employment healthcare perceptions survey Do we have access to affordable health care? Measured by: people with health insurance number of visits to ER Do we have positive health outcomes? Measured by: infant mortality rate cancer and heart disease death rates diabetes rates Do we maintain a healthy lifestyle? Measured by: obesity rates (adult and youth) adults with good behavioral health percent who had teeth cleaned packs of cigarettes sold per person Do we have access to healthy food, safe housing, and neighborhoods built for active lifestyles? Measured by: park acreage

JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators

food deserts, produce and farmers markets and community gardens miles of running and walking trails perceptions of neighborhood safety Learn more about all the indicators JCCI tracks and how we compare to other communities in Florida. Visit Community Snapshot online at www.jcci.org/indicators. JAX2025

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HEALTHIEST COMMUNITY

They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

Transforming our community into one of the healthiest communities in the country will require both individual behavioral changes and new community structures that shape behaviors. Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Focus on health as a central aspect of community wellbeing, and include health in all transportation, neighborhood, economic development, and community planning • Increase coordination among community organizations so that healthy lifestyle opportunities and choices are part of all community services • Improve health education and physical education programs in schools, and improve walkability and safety for children to walk to school • Incentivize grocery stores in current food deserts in the community • Promote wellness initiatives in local businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations, institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers aas potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • 904Fitness • Agency for Healthcare Administration • Baptist Health • Brooks Rehab • Citizens’ Planning Advisory Committees (CPACs) • City of Jacksonville, Sheriff’s Advisory Councils (ShADCos) • Clara White Mission • Community First Credit Union • Duval County Health Department • Duval County Public Schools, School Health Advisory Council • First Coast Worksite Wellness Council • First Coast YMCA • Florida Blue Foundation • Florida State College at Jacksonville • Food Policy Council • Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens • Grocery stores • Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida

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• Healthcare and Bioscience Council of Northeast Florida • Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition • Healthy Kids, Healthy Jacksonville • Jacksonville Farmer’s Market • Jacksonville Jaguars • Jacksonville Transportation Authority • Jacksonville University College of Health • JAX Chamber • Local Initiatives Support Corporation Jacksonville (LISC) • Lutheran Services Florida • Mayo Clinic • Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Wellbeing • Medical device companies • Memorial Hospital • Mental Health America of Northeast

Florida • Nemours • Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition • Northeast Florida Regional Council • Second Harvest Food Bank • Shands Jacksonville • St. Vincent’s Healthcare • The Center for Health Equity and Quality Research, UF Shands • The Healthy Jacksonville Diabetes Coalition • Trust for Public Land, Jacksonville Chapter • UNF College of Health • United Way of Northeast Florida • Urban Geoponics USDA • WeCare Jacksonville • Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Is your office, business, or organization working toward this Target? Share your project and success at Progress@JAX2025.org. Imagine it. Build it. Reach it.


Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Patronize produce and farmer’s markets. Support nonprofits that encourage healthy living. Advocate to businesses for healthy work practices. Bring a partner to walk/run/exercise. Share healthy recipes with neighbors. Get an annual physical examination from your doctor. Avoid all tobacco use, especially around children and the elderly. Volunteer with organizations that provide elder care or veteran care. Educate self and others about healthcare policy reform and stay informed. Initiate an office wellness or exercise program.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Lead by example and teach children about leading a healthy lifestyle. Participate in open exercise activities like tai chi and yoga. Shop and eat smart to curb disease and obesity. Advocate for policy that improves our city’s wellness and quality of life. Plant a community garden, grow and shop local. Start a neighborhood fitness group. Learn more about the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition. Encourage groups to put out healthy options at meetings. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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Target EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION Jacksonville’s educational system is our community development program for upcoming generations. Jacksonville’s schools, libraries, and learning centers are the places where knowledge is passed on to our future leaders, movers, and doers. We value our educational system and recognize the importance of consistent maintenance and upgrades to ensure optimal success. Our school system currently has public schools that rank among the top in the nation and private schools that deliver a high standard of learning, yet we also have schools that are in need of academic overhaul. Our local colleges and universities are on the rise. The key is to build a city where we cannot only instruct our children, but also provide a vibrant, employment-ready community that students won’t depart from after graduation. Our focus on educating the whole child not only means an outstanding education from pre-k to graduate school, but the opportunity for learning at every age. Our future holds a community that yearns for knowledge; a city full of innovators and achievers that are constantly putting Jacksonville on the map. Instead of watching our children move to other markets once their diplomas are in hand, we will bring back a generation to their thriving hometown.

VISION

In 2025, Jacksonville prioritizes excellence in education at every age. Jacksonville challenges, prepares, and actively engages learners at every stage in life. We are a community of teachers who infuse learning and a sense of discovery in everyday activities within Jacksonville. Our schools and libraries are a hub, connecting caregivers with community resources so that the whole child thrives, competes in the global economy, and contributes fully here at home.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: Are we preparing children for school? Measured by: kindergarten readiness rates children enrolled in high-quality early learning Are our children succeeding in school? Measured by: reading proficiency graduation rates post-secondary readiness rates satisfaction with public schools Are we successfully preparing people for the workforce? Measured by: college continuation college graduation rates vocational certifications educational attainment Are we embracing lifelong learning? Measured by: college degrees awarded library usage Are we caring for the whole child? Measured by: child homelessness children in foster care

JAX2025 Innovators: Excellence in Education Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

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Target EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

Educational excellence begins before a child enters school and continues through a lifetime of learning. To prioritize excellence in education at every age, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Communicate to parents and primary caregivers about early childhood development services available to optimize children’s developmental potential as infants and toddlers • Create a closer connection between schools and libraries for tutoring, computer-based schoolwork, and afterschool programs and activities • Coordinate economic development and workforce needs with secondary and post-secondary education to create quality learning experiences that have career and training rewards • Improve connections between students and families to opportunities eliminating barriers to student academic success • Strengthen early childhood education to better prepare children to enter school, with quality learning experiences in preschool and early education programs • Encourage greater business and community involvement in the school system to support parental engagement, mentoring, volunteering, and adopt-a-school programs

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations, institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers aas potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • Community Foundation for Northeast Florida • Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville • Cultural Fusion • Duval County Council PTA • Duval County Public Schools • Early Learning Coalition of Duval • Family Support Services • Florida Department of Education • Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library • Head Start • Healthy Start Coalition

• ICARE – Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment • Jacksonville Children’s Commission • Jacksonville Commitment • Jacksonville Public Education Fund • Jacksonville Public Library • Jacksonville Public Library Foundation • JAX Chamber • KIPP

• Local Colleges and Universities • Mayor’s Mentors • Mental Health America of Northeast Florida • Mentoring Coalition • Nonprofit Organizations • Save JAX Libraries • Teach for America • The Players Championship • The Stein Foundation • United Way of Northeast Florida

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Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Volunteer to mentor/assist in school and after school programming Attend School Board meetings Volunteer at educational organizations like libraries and tutoring centers Raise money for Braille books for the visually impaired. Sign the ONE by ONE Community Agreement Advocate for employers to offer training programs or vocational programs Support your neighborhood library Visit your neighborhood school and work inside a classroom Volunteer to help families fill out financial aid paperwork Attend or volunteer with school activities: concerts, sports games, and shows

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Read to children Advocate for students of all abilities Mentor and teach those learning to read Thank a teacher Attend a library event Adopt a school Take a course at a local college Participate in neighborhood school activities Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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VIBRANT ECONOMY Jacksonville’s local economy is the backbone of our city. While recent times have been difficult as we move from recession to recovery, we’re proud of the businesses that call Jacksonville home, and stand ready to support them and all they do for our city.

Our history of strong public-private partnerships have made amazing community improvements. Organizations have bolstered our neighborhoods and worked to inject much-needed dollars in our economy. Jacksonville stands poised to become an East Coast leader for imports, industry, and logistics, and we are happy to provide new and established companies an exciting and multi-faceted city in which to settle. Our local market has suffered greatly over the past few years, and it’s no secret that many of our families are struggling to make ends meet. Jacksonville must address unemployment and foreclosures to help bring our community above the poverty line. Our economy is improving, and from private citizens to governmental leaders, everyone is invigorated by our future. Together, we look forward to being a city that attracts creative innovators and industry leaders, and a place where our children stay after graduation to capitalize on the opportunities Jacksonville offers.

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In 2025, Jacksonville’s vibrant economy is a global magnet for new business. Government and civic leadership actively promote the growth of diversified industry that keeps our cost of living low and quality of life high. We work together to reduce poverty and promote financially secure families and individuals in stable and affordable housing. Our quality of life, business environment, and innovative, well-educated workforce foster an economically resilient community.

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Imagine it. We will measure progress toward the vision by answering these questions: Are we attracting and retaining highpaying jobs? Measured by: job creation average wage Are individuals and families becoming financially secure? Measured by: unemployment and underemployment rates poverty rates households paying more than 30 percent for housing foreclosure rates Do we have an innovative and welleducated workforce? Measured by: educational attainment new tech jobs employment in creative occupations Are we growing our targeted industries? Measured by: job creation in each of the targeted industry sectors Are we keeping our cost of living low and quality of life high? Measured by: cost of living

JAX2025 Innovators: Vibrant Economy Determine. Leverage. Focus. JAX2025 is about action and change. It’s about becoming the city we could be by creating a shared vision, finding solutions and making them real, and identifying leaders for our future. In addition to financially supporting JAX2025 Implementation, Innovators publicly communicate their declaration, in partnership with JAX2025, by expressing their focused and prioritized commitment to advance the Community Vision in the following ways: • Innovators determine the specific JAX2025 indicators and targets that are most aligned with their internal culture and/or the Vision area they most desire to see great improvement in over the next decade. • Innovators leverage their considerable influence, strength of relationships, and reach among customers, vendors, partners, and the community-atlarge to catalyze greater community investment in the areas of their specific JAX2025 focus. • Innovators focus at least 75% of their local investments through financial philanthropy, employee volunteerism, leadership talent sharing, employee service on community boards and commissions, and public advocacy in a manner that directly affects one or more JAX2025 vision areas and measures.

Thank you to our Innovators Interested in becoming an Innovator and supporting the efforts to make JAX2025 real? Contact us for more information at (904) 396-3052.

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VIBRANT ECONOMY

They Should...

This is the institutional and organizational portion of implementation. They Should identifies which leaders and organizations need to be part of the JAX2025 strategic alignment, and what they can do to make the vision real.

The goal is for both increased economic growth as well as more financially prospering families. To accomplish both these aims, Visioneers identified a series of strategies to build the Vision.

Key strategies include: • Align all efforts to market Jacksonville to corporations, prospective employees, and tourists by focusing on the strengths and civic pride in Jacksonville • Streamline government processes in all Northeast Florida counties to save businesses time in their startup, expansions, and relocations • Strengthen the Small Business Development initiatives and funding initiatives for entrepreneurial growth • Coordinate economic development and workforce needs with secondary and post-secondary education to better prepare students for the workplace • Support collaborative strategies strengthening families in financial literacy, family earnings, and financial stability to reduce poverty and housing instability in Jacksonville

Reaching this Vision will require the support and active participation of a number of organizations, institutions, agencies, and coalitions. The following is a non-comprehensive list of organizations identified by Visioneers aas potential partners whose aligned actions will have a positive impact on the Target. They include, but are not limited to: • Asian American Chamber of Commerce • Beaver Street Enterprises • Camp Blanding Join Training Center • City of Jacksonville, Office of Economic Development • Department of Vocational Rehabilitation • Downtown Council of JAX Chamber • Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) • Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) • E3 Business Group, Inc. – North Florida Chapter • Family Foundations • Financial Institutions (Banks, Credit Unions) • First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Fleet Readiness Center Southeast • Healthcare and Biosciences Council • Indo-US Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida 58

• Jacksonville Business Network • Jacksonville Civic Council • Jacksonville Community Development Corporations (CDCs) • Jacksonville Housing Authority • Jacksonville Jaguars • Jacksonville Mayor’s Office • Jacksonville Urban League • JAX Chamber • JAXUSA Partnership • JEA • Leadership Jacksonville • Local Colleges and Universities • Local Initiatives Support Corporation Jacksonville (LISC) • Local Media • Marine Corps Blount Island Command

• Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS JAX) • Naval Station Mayport • Public and private venues for the arts and events • Professional sports teams • Real$ense Prosperity Campaign Jacksonville • Six Sygma • Small Business Development Center at UNF • SMG Jacksonville • U. S. Small Business Administration • United Way of Northeast Florida • Visit Jacksonville • War on Poverty • WorkSource

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Build it. You Can...

This is the communicative “call to action” portion of implementation. You Can is a message to the community that provides opportunities for individuals to get involved with ways to make the vision real.

Shop locally-owned businesses. Volunteer/mentor to promote career readiness. Employ youth for summer jobs. Learn about local business groups. Share events with merchants associations. Be open to generational differences. Weatherize homes and businesses. Support local banks, credit unions, and businesses that support our community. Encourage employers to offer apprenticeships to those looking for job skills. Support local green businesses by upgrading windows and installing solar.

I Will...

This is the individual action portion of implementation. I Will is a personal commitment that an individual will accomplish to help the JAX2025 vision become real.

Network with people and create contacts. Become a small business mentor. Rent out a room in my home or office. Offer intern opportunities, paid and unpaid. Learn more about the city budget and allocation of our tax dollars. Participate in a Cash Mob. Spend my money at locally owned businesses. Contribute to innovation by opening a business incubator. Don’t see anything for you? Need ideas to get connected, engaged and involved? Visit www.JAX2025.org for more. Completed your “I Will” commitment? Share your success at Progress@JAX2025.org.

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Build it. Now that we have a shared vision for the future, it’s time to make it our reality as we move from Imagine It to Build It. The Build It phase of JAX2025 will take the work of our Visioneers and move the identified ideas and strategies into action. Taking place from June 2013 to September 2025, the Build It phase can be broken down into three sections:

Institutional Advocacy: They Should

The Visioneers identified key partners in each Target that can help implement the Vision, as well as how they can be involved in the form of “They Should.” All of these named businesses, institutions, agencies, and coalitions, as well as those that have yet to be identified, have a shared responsibility to work On Target over the next twelve years. Beginning in June, JAX2025 will develop an Implementation Task Force to ensure that organizations are aligning their goals within the Ten Targets as well as with each other. A huge part of making sure this works is for community members to become Builders who advocate that these institutions gear themselves towards the vision. Builders can start by attending the Implementation Kick-Off in June at WJCT, as well as attending advocacy trainings in July. For more information about these meetings and to register to attend, stay tuned to www.JAX2025.org/events.

Individual Action: I Will What separates JAX2025 from past initiatives for community change is that we each hold ownership in making the vision a reality – and that includes everyone. Each of us must take individual action and hold ourselves personally responsible for ways we can each stay On Target; these are the “I Wills.” For Visioneers that made a personal pledge on a Commitment Card, they must work to hold themselves to that promise as they become Builders of the vision. Additionally, there are several examples of “I Wills” listed in this report to work off of – but that’s not all! Builders can create their own “I Will” to work towards a Target they care about; that’s how we can each find our passion and get involved. For more ways to connect to action, Builders can visit the www.JAX2025.org website to find engagement opportunities and connect through our partner HandsOn Jackonville to discover volunteer projects to get them started.

Communication of What’s Happening: You Can In order to know how we are doing and if we are Reaching It, we must stay connected to what’s going on in Jacksonville. Builders can start by staying tuned in to social media outlets and news media– staying informed is key. Additionally, the JAX2025 team is committed to reporting out the great ways that individuals and organizations across our community are staying On Target and moving the needle. Builders can Like JAX2025 on Facebook, follow @JAX2025 on Twitter, and check the www.JAX2025.org website to receive updates on community progress. Furthermore, the JAX2025 team will be releasing quarterly reports to provide progress updates. All of this reporting will include ways to engage and get involved – these are the “You Cans.” A neighbor might say to you: “JAX2025 huh? I’ve heard of it, but how can I get involved?” As a Builder, you’ll be able to show them what’s already being accomplished and what “you can” do to help make our vision achievable by 2025. JAX2025

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Destination: Reach It. The journey is ahead It’s ours. It’s yours. We’ve all had “Aha!” moments in our lives. The moments when something clicks, things fall into place, and past hurdles become less of a factor. Think of a painting composed of tiny, individual dots of color. Close up, it’s difficult to see what the image is, but step back and a vivid scene becomes clear. We are experiencing an “Aha!” moment in Jacksonville. We see that it’s time for a new era, marked by real and lasting change, and a shift in how we, as Jacksonville residents, view ourselves and our city. When a community sees itself as a unit, the possibilities are endless. That is the driving force behind JAX2025. We have come together with energy and optimism. Skepticism has been swept aside in favor of imagining what’s possible for our city. But we are not done. As Mayor Brown has said, “big vision requires taking Jacksonville to the next level.” The Targets and their vision statements outlined in this report are yours. They are ours. To look back in 2025 and see a well educated and prosperous big city with a small town feel, you must own the vision in this document. It cannot be solely left to policy makers at City Hall, Tallahassee, or Washington D.C. To get where you’ve expressed we should go, you must continue to be an active participant in the JAX2025 effort. We must build it together.

Together, we have imagined a better Jacksonville.

Together, we must now build a path to achieve that

greater destiny. Together, we can reach it by 2025.

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Appendix A Jacksonville’s large-scale process for planning its future is open to all. Everyone gets a chance to define the overall vision for Jacksonville. One primary belief informing JAX2025 is that when we agree on where the city will go, the shared vision becomes reality. Everyone must work together to make our city the best it can be. A key outcome is the trust built amongst residents, decision-makers, investors, planners, politicians, and concerned citizens attending public forums together. When we trust ourselves and our abilities, we stick together, and get the job done.

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The first step is a scan of all the plans, visions, and goals that Jacksonville is already working from (Appendix C). Over 200 reports from government, nonprofit, faith, and for-profit organizations are gathered into an inventory of vision statements. These served as a roadmap of issues and projects that are currently guiding all community sectors.

The community-wide process kicked off on September 14, 2012 with a survey in English and Spanish, with versions for children and youth, and one especially for teens. Anticipated goals were exceeded, and by January 2013, more than 14,000 people who live, work, or play in Jacksonville responded. Over 1,000 youth responded to the survey, offering up their concerns, hopes, and desires for their city. Survey results came from more than 180 ZIP codes throughout Jacksonville and Northeast Florida. JAX2025 used the vision scan and the survey to inform the over 2,000 Visioneers who attended public meetings to lend their voices to Jacksonville’s largest-ever community-wide vision.

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JAX2025 PROCESS First Public Meeting: It’s Your City! What Will We Be Like in 2025? Visioneers attending the first meeting come away with a clear sense of the key concerns in Jacksonville. They learn the survey’s results, what people like about Jacksonville and what they value about their life here. Visioneers discuss what is best about Jacksonville and what most needs improving. Notes from these discussions are integrated with the survey and result in ten targets representing key issues. These ten targets reflect what is top of mind for thousands of people who care about Jacksonville and its future.

Vision Scan

Community Survey

Meeting 1

Consensus on Issues & Values

Meeting 2

Creating Targets & Priorities

Meeting 3 Defining Success

Meeting 4

Identifying Partners & Strategies

Release Event Our Vision

Implementation & Action

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Appendix A Second Public Meeting: Targets for Jacksonville Visioneers roll up their sleeves at the second forum and zero in on exactly where they want to take Jacksonville. Each Visioneer chooses a table bringing together other Visioneers who care about that specific target statement. They discuss, re-write, and sharpen a target statement together. Then they choose a different table, and revise a second target statement. All Visioneers act as authors of at least two of the Target statements and experience the cross-pollination of ideas across vision targets. For example, Visioneers see how transportation plans influence opportunities for physical exercise, affecting community health. The resulting target statements contain Jacksonville’s priorities and values which will guide JAX2025 for the next 12 years. Third Public Meeting: Measurable Goals: “If we could first know where we are and Are We There Yet? whither we are tending, we could better A vision for the future is just wishful thinking if it lacks measuring sticks judge what to do, and how to do it…” showing progress and barriers. Those ~Abraham Lincoln measuring sticks give Jacksonville evidence of improvements and problems. At the third meeting, Visioneers decide on measurable goals attached to each of the ten targets. At this meeting, residents are joined by numerous subject-knowledge experts who currently measure success in each of the ten targets. For example, decision-makers working on downtown issues are able to discuss their current measurable goals for downtown growth. Consensus on specific measures further define what Visioneers prioritize for Jacksonville.

“In the past year I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition. You can achieve amazing progress if you set a clear goal and find a measure that will drive progress toward that goal.” ~Bill Gates

Fourth Public Meeting: Action Plans and Strategies: Making JAX2025 Real The unique piece of JAX2025 is its engagement of everyone, which is to say that everyone is a partner and plays a distinct role in JAX2025’s success. At this meeting, Visioneers divide their plans for action between three kinds of Jacksonville change agents: organizations, individuals, and the Visioneer…him or herself! • They Should [Organizations] Visioneers ask and answer: Who are the key organizations, institutions, government agencies and coalitions that can move this vision forward? Which strategies are priorities for the key players? The answer is formulated in terms of “They should…” • You Can [Individuals] Here Visioneers discussed answers to the question: What action steps can individuals take to implement the target vision? The answer is expressed as “You Can…” • I Will [Visioneer] What will I do over the next six months that contributes to reaching the targets? Hundreds of pledge cards are filled out with one action that contributes to the vision. Everyone at this meeting commits to an action! These actions are defined as “I Will…” 66

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JAX2025 PROCESS

JAX2025 Release Event: Our Vision for Jacksonville in 2025 The extraordinary weaving of multiple efforts from all community sectors, attached to measurable goals, is now a report for everyone in Jacksonville to use. Decision-makers and investors have a blueprint for coordinating their projects, residents have a comprehensive set of priorities for improving their quality of life, and the Jacksonville community has a starting point for aligning work in ten major areas of concern. A celebration of this achievement marks just the beginning…now implementation begins! Implementation Orientation Meetings Starting in June, JAX2025 Builders start improving Jacksonville. The agreed-upon measurable goals govern their plans. Builders might advocate for changes in policy and law and join an implementation task force hosted by JCCI. Builders might choose to ‘get their hands dirty’ and join a current project: and can find just the right kind of participation at HandsOn Jax. First Progress Report September 27, 2013 is the first report on progress towards each of the ten targets. All Builders will see what is moving forward and which conditions require more work and attention. 2013-2025 Action meetings, progress reports, and annual celebrations mark the successes and concerns emerging from the coordinated work of thousands of Jacksonville residents. They bring updated reports to neighborhood, City Council, PTA, and youth group meetings. And they interact with government, nonprofit, corporate and industry leaders with the knowledge and data of JAX2025—a blueprint for progress based on what Jacksonville residents say. Presentations by a speaker’s bureau continually orient civic organizations, congregations of all faiths, and community groups to the various efforts and projects associated with JAX2025. Decision-makers integrate the measurable goals into their planning and public officials begin defining their success in relation to the overwhelming consensus on what Jacksonville wants for its children and grandchildren. As each person catches the energy of JAX2025, they add their voice to the chorus. JAX2025

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Appendix B Survey Results Overview Four surveys were provided for Jacksonville residents to express the issues they felt were most important to focus on during the JAX2025 process. These surveys, were provided online as well as distributed in printed form to interested individuals. The survey included the adult survey in English and Spanish, with two additional versions, targeted to teen and youth respondents. The survey instruments are provided at the end of this appendix. For three decades, JCCI has conducted a random stratified telephone survey through an outside polling firm to get a statistically significant sampling of the community’s perceptions for its Quality of Life Progress Report. The results of that survey may be found online at www.jcci.org. The JAX2025 survey was intentionally designed for a different purpose: to engage the community in beginning a larger discussion of what they would like to see Jacksonville become. An open invitation went out to the entire community to participate in the survey, with full-page ads in the local newspaper, radio and television coverage, outreach through social media, advertisements in a number of community newsletters and programs, targeted mailouts, outreach in every residential utility bill in Duval County, e-mail distribution lists from government, corporate, and nonprofit partners, and signs in public places ranging from City Hall to the public libraries to Jacksonville Jaguars football games. In addition, JAX2025 Ambassadors made over 250 presentations to civic groups and community organizations, and set up booths at community events. JAX2025 Partners who were involved in sharing information about the survey with their networks are listed on page 13. The surveys included both multiple-choice and open-ended questions, allowing for both comparison data and an open flow of ideas about what Jacksonville was doing well and where the community needed to improve. Surveys could be completed on paper forms or on the internet. The surveys were not designed or represented to be a scientific sampling of community opinion or a statistically significant representation of the viewpoint of the average local resident. Instead, the survey results represent the kind of self-selection validity that voting does. Participation in the survey exceeded the goal of 10,000 responses. In all, 14,017 surveys were completed.

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SURVEY RESULTS Demographics The survey respondents represented a broad cross-section of the community. Respondents were also diverse in race and ethnicity, gender, income, education levels, and length of time they had lived in Jacksonville. While the adult respondents to the survey included a higher proportion of those with more education and income, this was counterbalanced with the inclusion of youth and teen respondents.

Top 50 Zip Codes The map above shows the distribution of survey respondents. Geographically, participation was diverse. 183 zip codes were represented in the responses, representing all of Northeast Florida. The zip code with the highest response represented 6.5% of the total responses in which zip codes were provided, and the top 11 zip codes represented half of all total responses. 32210 32207 32205 32225 32218 32256 32244 32257 32208 32209 32224 32277 32216 32246 32250 32223 32206

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32211 32217 32258 32233 32221 32254 32259 32082 32204 32202 32226 32219 32073 32065 32003 32266 32220

2.6% 2.4% 2.3% 2.1% 2.0% 1.8% 1.8% 1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.3% 1.3% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8%

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Appendix B Survey Respondents and Overall Population by Age, Jacksonville MSA 30% Combined Survey Respondents* Overall Population Jacksonville MSA

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

Under 18

18-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-67

65-74

75 and over

Jacksonville MSA data taken from the 2011 1-year estimates of the American Community Survey. www.census.gov

*Repondents came primarily from Duval County, but also from the surrounding counties within the MSA. The demographic profile should fall between the Duval County and MSA profile.

Survey Respondents by Race and Ethnicity

Survey Respondents by Race and Ethnicity

Combined Responses

Combined Responses

White or Caucasian

59.4%

Some HS

Black or African-American

28.4%

HS Grad

2.3% 8.2%

Other

5.0%

Some College

Hispanic or Latino(a)

4.6%

Associate

9.1%

Asian or Pacific Islander

2.6%

Bachelor

34.3%

Advanced

25.5%

Other

19.1%

1.5%

Some HS HS Grad Some College Associate Bachelor Advanced Other

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SURVEY RESULTS Survey Respondents

Survey Respondents

by Household Income

by Length of Time in Jacksonville

Combined Adult Responses

<1 year30% 1 to 5 years 6 to 10 25% years 11 to 15 years 20% 16 to 20 years More than 20 years 15% Not in Jacksonville Did Not Respond 10%

Combined Adult Responses Less than 1 year

2.0%

1 to 5 years

9.5%

6 to 10 years

11.8%

11 to 15 years

11.0%

16 to 20 years

9.7%

More than 20 years

49.9%

Not in Jacksonville

1.4%

Did Not Respond

4.7%

5% 0%

Less than $15,000

$15,000 to $24,999

$25,000 to $49,999

$50,000 to $74,999

$75,000 to $99,999

$100,000 and over

Youth Survey Question:

Youth Survey Question:

Overall, how would you rate Jacksonville as a place for youth?

Thinking about the future, do you want to live in Jacksonville when you grow up?

Combined Youth/Teen Responses

Combined Youth/Teen Responses

1 2 3 4 5

Excellent

28.3%

Definitely

22.1%

Good

28.5%

Probably

14.8%

Fair

25.5%

Maybe

17.7%

Poor

10.7%

Not sure

16.9%

Not a chance

22.7%

Very Poor

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Appendix B Survey Question 1 All things considered, how satisfied are you with the quality of life in Jacksonville today?

Very

Very satisfied

21.4%

Somewhat Neutralsatisfied

45.6%

Neutral Not very

16.2%

Not very Not alsatisfied all

13.3%

Not at all satisfied

3.5%

Somewhat

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67% of combined respondents are â&#x20AC;&#x153;satisfiedâ&#x20AC;? with Jacksonville.

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SURVEY RESULTS Survey Question 2 How satisfied are you with the following aspects of life in Jacksonville? Somewhat satisfied

Very satisfied

Combined Adult Responses

Not very satisfied

Neutral

Not at all satisfied

The quality and availability of health services available in Jacksonville The cost and availability of housing (to own or to rent) in Jacksonville The quality, cost, and availability of parks and open spaces in Jacksonville The strength and stability of your neighborhood The quality, cost, and responsiveness of social services (such as children's services, family assistance, or senior care) The opportunities to enjoy arts and culture activities or events in Jacksonville Your feelings of safety in your home or neighborhood The protection and quality of the natural environment in Jacksonville

Series1 Series2

The quality of services provided by the City of Jacksonville

Series3

The availability of job training and workforce preparation opportunities

Series4 Series5

The quality of the physical infrastructure in Jacksonville (roads, bridges, public buildings) The sense of community and caring for each other in Jacksonville The opportunities to find a good paying job in Jacksonville Your ability to influence local government decision making The ease of transportation and moving around in Jacksonville The quality of public education The vibrancy of downtown Jacksonville 0%

Teen Responses

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

100%

The quality of the natural environment How well your opinions are heard Transportation options to get to where you want to go Very satisfied

The way people treat each other

Somewhat satisfied

Availability of good paying jobs for you

Neutral

Sports and recreation opportunities for you

Not very satisfied

Arts and culture opportunities for you The safety of your neighborhood

Not at all satisfied

The parks in your neighborhood The quality of your school 0%

10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Kids Responses The natural environment How well your opinions are heard Transportation options to get to where you want to go

Very satisfied

The way people treat each other

Somewhat satisfied

Sports opportunities for you

Neutral

Arts opportunities for you

Not very satisfied

Neighborhood safety

Not at all satisfied

The park Your school

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Appendix B Survey Question 3: What do you like most about Jacksonville? • The quality and availability of health services • The availability of parks, open spaces, and the natural environment • The strength and stability of your neighborhood • Your feelings of safety in your home or neighborhood • The cost and availability of housing (to own or to rent) • Opportunities to enjoy arts & culture activities/events

Survey Question 5: When you think about the future twelve years from now, what is the most important aspect about Jacksonville that you hope is PRESERVED or MAINTAINED?

Natural Environment: beach, St. Johns River, waterways

Parks and open spaces

Sporting events and teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars

Historical architecture and history of Jacksonville

Arts and culture organizations and opportunities

Downtown Jacksonville

Sense of community and the friendliness of the people

Small town feel of Jacksonville

Quality of life, especially in certain neighborhoods

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SURVEY RESULTS Survey Question 4: What are the biggest challenges facing Jacksonville today? •

The vibrancy of downtown Jacksonville

The quality of public education

The ease of transportation and moving around

Your ability to influence local government

The opportunities to find a good paying job

Survey Question 6: Again thinking about the future twelve years from now, if you could CHANGE or IMPROVE one thing about Jacksonville, what would it be?

Downtown Jacksonville

Education, including early learning, public schools, and higher education

Transportation, mass transit, and road infrastructure

Arts and entertainment

Employment and economic development

Sense of community and caring for other people

Government finances, city budget, and impacts on services and taxes

Inclusivity and diversity: race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation

Leadership, public and private

Survey Question 7: Overall, how would you rate Jacksonville as a place to live?

Combined Survey Responses Excellent 1

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Fair

3

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3. What do you like most about Jacksonville?

4. In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing Jacksonville today?

5. When you think about the future twelve years from now, what is the most important aspect about Jacksonville that you hope is PRESERVED or MAINTAINED?

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.BSLǯ:PVSǯ$BMFOEBSǯǯThe Community Survey is the first step. Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 2 Tuesday, March 19 Saturday, April 27

Help Imagine Jacksonville in 2025 at these events:

Meeting #1 - It’s your city! What will we be like in 2025? Meeting #2 - A vision for Jacksonville Meeting #3 - Defining measurement: How will we know we reached it? Meeting #4 - Partnerships: Who makes JAX2025 real?

Learn more about the meetings and the JAX2025 process or register to attend at www.jax2025.org!

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+"9 Do you have any other comments you would like to make about Jacksonville as we think about a vision for the year 2025?

Fold #1

Thank you for your responses. If you would like more information about JAX2025, upcoming meetings or events, please enter your contact information below or share it online at www.JAX2025.org.

Name Address City

State

Zip Code

E-mail Phone To return your completed survey, please fold on the two dotted lines above, then seal on the marks as shown. There is no cost to you to return your survey. You can also complete this survey online at www.JAX2025.org.

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'PSNBÇŻFMÇŻ'VUVSPÇŻEFÇŻ/VFTUSBÇŻ$JVEBE a)BCMF Hay tantas prioridades en una ciudad tan grande como Jacksonville que puede parecer que su voz individual es demasiado dĂŠbil para ser escuchado a travĂŠs de todo el ruido de Jacksonville. Esta es tu oportunidad para compartir sus pensamientos e ideas sobre el futuro de Jacksonville. La encuesta toma sĂłlo cinco a diez minutos para completar, pero puede hacer una vida de diferencia para sus hijos, sus nietos, sus vecinos y todos nosotros que viven Jacksonville.

7JTJ²OǯQBSBǯ+BDLTPOWJMMF Estamos haciendo esta encuesta como parte de un gran esfuerzo comunitario para desarrollar la visión para Jacksonville para el aùo 2025. Nos gustaría conocertu opinión sobre lo que significa vivir o trabajar en Jacksonville. En particular, queremos saber lo que consideras que es bueno de Jacksonville, lo que debe permanecer y aquellas cosas que consideras que necesitan mejorar.

$PNQMFUBSÇŻMBÇŻFODVFTUBÇŻ BIPSBÇŻFOÇŻMÂŹOFB ÂĄNo espere... Tome su encuesta hoy en www.jax2025.org!

Esta encuesta es corta con un mĂ­nimo de preguntas. TambiĂŠn tenemos espacio para que puedas comentar sobre los temas que son importantes para ti y/o que no fueron incluidos en la encuesta. ÂĄMuchas gracias por tu ayuda en este proyecto tan importante para nuestra ciudad!

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SPANISH SURVEY +"9 2. ¿Qué tan satisfecho estás con los siguientes aspectos de la vida en Jacksonville?

Algo satisfecho

La seguridad en tu hogar o vecindario

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3. ¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de Jacksonville?

4. En tu opinión, ¿cuáles son los mayores retos que Jacksonville enfrenta actualmente?

5. Cuando piensas en el futuro y cómo se verá Jacksonville en 12 años, ¿cuál es el aspecto más importante de la vida en Jacksonville que deseas que se preserve o se mantenga?

6.Cuando consideras el futuro y cómo se verá Jacksonville en 12 años, ¿cuál es el aspecto de Jacksonville que cambiarías o mejorarías?

7. En general, ¿cómo calificarías a Jacksonville como un lugar donde vivir?

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a.BSRVFǯ4Vǯ$BMFOEBSJPǯLa encuesta de la comunidad es el primer paso. Ayuda imaginar Jacksonville en 2025 en estos eventos: Sábado, 19 de enero Sábado, 2 de febrero Miércoles, 19 de marzo Sábado, 27 de abril

Reunión #1 - Es tu ciudad! Lo que seremos como en 2025? Reunión #2 - Una visión de Jacksonville Reunión #3 - Definición de medición: ¿Cómo sabremos que hemos llegado? Reunión #4 - ¿Asociaciones: Que hace JAX2025 real?

¡Aprenda más sobre las reuniones y el proceso de JAX2025 o registre para ayudar a www.jax2025.org!

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+"9 ¿Deseas comentar algo adicional acerca de Jacksonville mientras contemplamos la visión para el año 2025?

Doblar #2

Gracias por sus respuestas. Si desea obtener más información sobre JAX2025, próximas reuniones o eventos, por favor ingrese su información de contacto abajo o compartir en línea en www.jax2025.org.

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Estado

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+"9 Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re conducting this survey as part of a large community effort to develop a vision for Jacksonville for the year 2025. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like your input on what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to live, work, and play in Jacksonville. We are particularly interested in what you think is good about Jacksonville that you would like to keep, as well as those aspects about living in Jacksonville that you would like to see improve.

$PNQMFUFÇŻUIFÇŻ4VSWFZÇŻ 0OMJOFÇŻ/08ÇŻ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait....take your survey today at www.jax2025.org!

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6. Again thinking about the future ten years from now, if you could CHANGE or IMPROVE one thing about Jacksonville, what would that be?

7. What isn’t here in Jacksonville that you wish would be here in ten years? What’s MISSING that would make Jacksonville a better place to live?

8. Overall, how would you rate Jacksonville as a place to live?

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.BSLǯ:PVSǯ$BMFOEBSǯǯThe Community Survey is the first step. Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 2 Tuesday, March 19 Saturday, April 27

Help Imagine Jacksonville in 2025 at these events:

Meeting #1 - It’s your city! What will we be like in 2025? Meeting #2 - A vision for Jacksonville Meeting #3 - Defining measurement: How will we know we reached it? Meeting #4 - Partnerships: Who makes JAX2025 real?

Learn more about the meetings and the JAX2025 process or register to attend at www.jax2025.org!

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Name Address City

State

Zip Code

E-mail Phone To return your completed survey, please fold on the two dotted lines above, then seal on the marks as shown. There is no cost to you to return your survey. You can also complete this survey online at www.JAX2025.org.

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$PNQMFUFÇŻUIFÇŻ4VSWFZÇŻ 0OMJOFÇŻ/08ÇŻ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait....take your survey today at www.jax2025.org!

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6. Again thinking about the future ten years from now, if you could CHANGE or IMPROVE one thing about Jacksonville, what would that be?

7. What isn’t here in Jacksonville that you wish would be here in ten years? What’s MISSING that would make Jacksonville a better place to live?

8. Overall, how would you rate Jacksonville as a place to live?

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9. Overall, how would you rate Jacksonville as a place for kids?

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Boy

Girl

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American Indian or Alaska Native

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Hispanic or Latino(a)

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Asian or Pacific Islander

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.BSLǯ:PVSǯ$BMFOEBSǯǯThe Community Survey is the first step. Saturday, January 19 Saturday, February 2 Tuesday, March 19 Saturday, April 27

Help Imagine Jacksonville in 2025 at these events:

Meeting #1 - It’s your city! What will we be like in 2025? Meeting #2 - A vision for Jacksonville Meeting #3 - Defining measurement: How will we know we reached it? Meeting #4 - Partnerships: Who makes JAX2025 real?

Learn more about the meetings and the JAX2025 process or register to attend at www.jax2025.org!

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+"9 Do you have anything else youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to say about Jacksonville?

Fold #1

Thank you for your responses. If you would like more information about JAX2025, upcoming meetings or events, please enter your contact information below or share it online at www.JAX2025.org.

Name Address City

State

Zip Code

E-mail Phone To return your completed survey, please fold on the two dotted lines above, then seal on the marks as shown. There is no cost to you to return your survey. You can also complete this survey online at www.JAX2025.org.

JAX2025

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Appendix C

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Vision Scan

This shared community visioning effort begins with a Vision Scan, to honor and build upon current and past community efforts. This includes both broad-based initiatives and targeted vision statements from all community sectors. For JAX2025, over 200 vision statements have been collected and synthesized to identify common themes and values we all share. This is a collection of the Jacksonville communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous work in the areas that most affect how we work, live, and play. 92

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2003 Downtown Platform 2011: A Progress Report (2011). Jacksonville Public Education Fund. www.jaxpef.org/Libraries/2010_EDDYs_docs/2011_JPEF_Annual_Report_-_Final.sflb.ashx 2030 Mobility Plan (2011). Mobility Plan Task Force, City of Jacksonville Planning and Development. www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/community-planning-division/transportation-planning/mobility-plan.aspx 29th & Chase Neighborhood Action Plan (2004). www.coj.net/Departments/Planning-and-Development/Docs/Community-Planning-Division/Plans-and-Studies/29th-and-chase-nap.aspx 45th and Moncrief Neighborhood Action Plan (2004). www.coj.net/Departments/Planning-and-Development/Docs/Community-Planning-Division/Plans-and-Studies/45th-and-moncrief-nap.aspx About the Plan (Better Jacksonville Plan) (2012). www.coj.net/departments/better-jacksonville-plan/about-the-plan.aspx Academic Excellence and Achievement for All Students: Blueprint for Shaping the Future, 1996-97, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, Florida (1996) www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/academicexcellence.pdf Affordable Housing (2000). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Aging True (2012) www.agingtrue.org Air Quality: Energy, Environment, and the Economy (2007). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Airport Police, Jacksonville International Airport (2012). www.jia.aero/content.aspx?id=163 Alcoholics Anonymous (2012). www.aa.org/lang/en/subpage.cfm?page=1 American Cancer Society - Jacksonville (2012). www.cancer.org American Heart Association - First Coast (2012). www.heart.org American Lung Association in Florida - Jacksonville (2012). www.lungfla.org Art in Public Places Program www.coj.net/departments/boards-and-commissions/art-in-public-places-commission.aspx Arthur Vining Davis Foundation (2012). www.avdf.org/FoundationsPrograms/HealthCare.aspx Arts & Culture, City of Jacksonville (2012). www.coj.net/departments/office-of-economic-development/business-development/life-in-jacksonville/arts---culture.aspx Arts, Recreation, and Culture (1999). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Assessment of Readiness and Capacity: Duval County Public Schools (2006). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/assessmentofreadiness.pdf Attracting Talent & Retaining Talent: People and Jobs for the 21st Century (2006). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Audit of Educational Effectiveness for the Duval County Public School District (1997). http://schoolmatch.com/audit/jacksonville/index.htm Baymeadows Community Plan (2011). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/baymeadows-report.aspx Better Jacksonville Plan Ordinance (2000). www.coj.net/departments/better-jacksonville-plan/bjp-ordinance.aspx Beyond the Talk: Improving Race Relations (2002). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/community-planning-division/transportation-planning/bicycle-and-pedestrian-planning.aspx Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jacksonville (2012). www.bbbsnefl.org/site/c.buIVJgNTKjL6G/b.6479267/k.44AE/We_are_here_to_start_something.htm Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida (2012). www3.bcbsfl.com/wps/portal/bcbsfl/bluefoundation/bfpages?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/ www_content /SI_BCBSFL/SA_BlueFoundation/SA_AboutUs/SA_MissionandGuidingPrinciples Blueprint for Prosperity (2007). City of Jacksonville. www.coj.net/Mayor/Docs/Blueprint-for-Prosperity/blueprint-document-(2007).aspx Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida (2012). www.bgcnf.org/main.asp?id=44 Brentwood-Northshore Neighborhood Plan (1978). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/brentwood-northshore-neighborhood-plan. aspx Brentwood Strategic Improvement Plan (2005). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/community-planning-division/brentwood-strategic-implementation-plan.aspx Building the Future One Step at a Time, The Alliance for World Class Education. www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/buildingthefuture.pdf Cathedral Arts Project (2012). www.capkids.org/about-us/our-history.html Cecil Field Spaceport (2012). http://cecilfieldspaceport.com Charter Revision Commission (2010). www.coj.net/city-council/reports---studies.aspx Chartrand Foundation (2012). www.thechartrandfoundation.org Children with Special Needs (1997). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org/inquiries Children: 1-2-3, A Community Inquiry on Creating Early Learning Success (2012). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org/inquiries Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home Society of Florida (2012). www.chsfl.org/page.aspx?pid=370 City Council Resolution 2012-10-A (2012). www.coj.net/departments/ethics-office.aspx City of Jacksonville 2030 Comprehensive Plan (2009). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/community-planning-division/comprehensive-plan.aspx Communities in Schools, Jacksonville (2012). www.cisjax.org Communitiy Health Needs Assessment. Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership (2012). Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida http://assets.thehcn.net/content/sites/hpcnef/2012_CHNA_REPORT_FINAL.pdf

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Comprehensive Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan (1999). Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Jacksonville Urbanized Area. www.coj.net/Departments/Planning-and-Development/Docs/Community-Planning-Division/Transportation-Planning/bikeped-plan-1999.aspx Comprehensive Student Support System, 2011-2012 (2011). www.duvalschools.org/static/students/csss/downloads/CSSS.pdf Convention Center Task Force Executive Summary (2007). www.jcci.org/jcciwebsite/documents/07%20Convention%20Center.pdf Creative Community: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s In It for Us? (2006). www.jcci.org/jcciwebsite/documents/Forward%20Issue%20Forums/06%20Creative%20Community.pdf Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville www.culturalcouncil.org/about/ Cultural Fusion (2012). www.fusionjax.com Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (2012). www.cummer.org/about Demystifying School Funding: Where It Comes from, How Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spent, and What We Can Do to Improve (2011). In Brief: A Policy Brief of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Jacksonville Public Education Fund. www.jaxpef.org/reports/JPEF_Research/InBrief_EducationFunding.aspx District Strategic Plan (Teaching, Learning, Achieving), 2009-2012, Duval County Public Schools (2008). www.duvalschools.org/static/aboutdcps/superintendent/downloads/DCPS_Strategic_Plan_May_2008.pdf Downtown Action Plan, Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (2007). www.downtownjacksonville.org/Libraries/PDF_Libraries/Downtown_Action_Plan_2007_002.sflb.ashx Downtown Development Division, City of Jacksonville (2012). www.coj.net/departments/office-of-economic-development/downtown-development.aspx Downtown Food Trucks Position Statement, Downtown Vision, Inc. (2012). www.downtownjacksonville.org/Libraries/PDF_Libraries/Downtown_Vision_food_trucks_position_and_clarifcation_4.sflb.ashx Downtown Investment Authority (2012). http://www.coj.net/departments/office-of-economic-development/downtown-investment-authority-(dia).aspx Downtown Jacksonville - 2010, Downtown Vision, Inc. (2004). Downtown Master Plan (2000). City of Jacksonville. www.coj.net/departments/jacksonville-economic-development-commission/downtown-development/downtown-master-plan.aspx Duval County Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Diversion Strategic Plan (2009). (Institute for Health, Policy and Evaluation Research Duval County Health Department) www.nefloridacounts.org Duval County Health Department (2012). www.dchd.net Duval County Medical Society (2012) www.dcmsonline.org Duval County Public Schools Strategic Plan (2013). www.duvalschools.org/static/aboutdcps/beliefs Duval County Public Schools: A Timeline of Major Events, 1964-2005, The Forum on Quality Education: Embracing Our Future; Quality Education for All: An Initiative of The Community Foundation in Jacksonville. www.jaxcf.org/n/community%20initiatives/Jax_ed_timeline.pdf Duval County School Board www.duvalschools.org/static/aboutdcps/superintendent/boardGoals_11_12.asp Duval County Supervisor of Elections www.duvalelections.com East Jacksonville Neighborhood Action Plan (2001). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/east-jax-nap.aspx Edward Waters College (2012). www.ewc.edu/index.php/about-us/vision Edward Waters College Master Plan (2002). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/ewc-masterplan.aspx Elder Source (2012). www.myeldersource.org/active/BeInformed/AboutUs.aspx ElderCareJax (2012). www.eldercarejax.com/eldercaremanagement.asp Environmental Symposium (2012). www.coj.net/departments/neighborhoods/environmental-quality/environmental-symposium-2012-(1).aspx Envision 2035 (2009). North Florida Transportation Planning Organization www.firstcoastmpo.com/transportation_planning/long_range_transportation_plan/ Family Foundations (2012). www.familyfoundations.org First Coast Vision (2011). The Regional Community Institute of Northeast Florida, Inc. www.firstcoastvision.com Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (2012). www.fadaa.org/mission.php Florida State College at Jacksonville (2012). www.fscj.edu/district/about/mission-values-goals.php/ Full Service Schools of Jacksonville (2012). www.uwnefl.org/Documents/ECC%20Manual/UW_Issue_Briefs_and_info/community_collaborations/full_service_schools.pdf GoLo (2012). www.golojax.com/downtown Greater Arlington/Beaches Vision Plan, City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department (2010). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/0736-ar-final-vision-4-small.aspx Growth Management Revisited (2001). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org HandsOn Jacksonville (2012). www.handsonjacksonville.org/about Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, (2012). www.hpcnef.org Healthcare & Bioscience Council of Northeast Florida (2007). www.unf.edu/brooks/global_health/council Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (2012) www.dchd.net/childhoodobesity High Expectations: Academic Excellence and Achievement for All Students (1997). Historic Eastside/Springfield Community Quality of Life Plan. LISC Jacksonville Building EPIC Communities (2012). http://www.liscjacksonville.org/docs/QualityLife_ONH.pdf Hubbard House (2012). www.hubbardhouse.org Improving Adult Literacy (1999). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Incentives for Economic Development (1998). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org

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VISION SCAN Innovate Northeast Florida. JAXUSA Partnership http://innovatenortheastflorida.com Jacksonville Insight (1992). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/insight.pdf Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE) (2012). www.icarejax.org/our-mission-and-vision.html Jacksonville Branch - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) www.naacp.org/pages/our-mission Jacksonville Chamber Health Council (2012). www.jaxchamberhealthcouncil.org Jacksonville Children’s Commission (2012). www.coj.net/departments/special-services/childrens-commission.aspx Jacksonville Children’s Commission, 2010-2011 Annual Report. www.coj.net/departments/childrens-commission/community-information-and-resources.aspx Jacksonville Early Literacy Partnership, Jacksonville: Where Reading Begins, Year I Implementation Report (2005). www.unf.edu/uploadedFiles/aa/fie/JELPreport-2004-05.pdf Jacksonville Historical Society (2012). www.jaxhistory.com/JHS-history.htm Jacksonville Human Rights Commission. www.coj.net/departments/employee-services/human-rights-commission.aspx Jacksonville Kids Coalition (2001). www.elcofduval.org/jaxkidscoalition.asp Jacksonville Landing (2012). www.jacksonvillelanding.com/about Jacksonville Public Education Fund (2012). www.jaxpf.org/Home.aspx Jacksonville Public Library Strategic Plan. DESTINATION:next (2007). http://jpl.coj.net/lib/pubs/strategic-plan2006-07.pdf Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (2012). www.coj.net/departments/sheriffs-office/about-the-jso.aspx Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (2012). www.jaxsymphony.org/contents/About-Jacksonville-Symphony.html Jacksonville University. www.ju.edu/aboutju/Pages/Mission,-Values-and-Vision.aspx JASMYN. http://jasmyn.org/about-jasmyn Jessie Ball duPont Fund (2010). www.dupontfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/JBdP_2010_Annual_Report.pdf Jewish Community Alliance - Jacksonville, Florida (2012). www.jcajax.org Jewish Family and Community Services (2012). www.jfcsjax.org/index.php JTA Consolidated Plan (2012). http://jtafla.com/Graphics/StrategicPlan/JTA_ConsolidatedPlan071712Chap.pdf Kings Road/Beaver Street Neighborhood Action Plan (2001). http://www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/kings-rd-beaver-st-nap.aspx Lackawanna Neighborhood Study (1979). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/lakawana-neighborhood-study-1980.aspx League of Women Voters of Jacksonville First Coast http://lwvjacksonvilleleague.org/index.html Lem Turner/Ribault Scenic Neighborhood Action Plan (2003). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/lem-turner-ribault-scenic-nap.aspx Letter to Council from Executive Director Terry Lorince, Downtown Vision, Inc. (2011). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/dvletter.pdf Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (2012). www.lssjax.org/about-us Make a Scene Downtown (2012). www.makeascenedowntown.com/Welcome.aspx Making Jacksonville a Clean City (2002). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Making the Grade: Students, Educators, Parents, Communities “Closing The Achievement Gap in Literacy, Mathematics and Science” www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/makingthegrade.pdf Mandarin Area Development Plan (1977). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/mandarin-area-development-plan.aspx March of Dimes First Coast (2012). www.marchofdimes.com/florida/events/events_5812.html Marietta Neighborhood Plan (1979). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/marietta-neighborhood-plan-1979.aspx Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. www.coj.net/departments/boards-and-commissions/commission-on-the-status-of-women/about-the-commission.aspx Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Wellbeing (2012). www.coj.net/departments/boards-and-commissions/mayors-council-on-fitness-and-well-being.aspx Mayport Community Development Plan (1977). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/mayport-community-developmentplan-1977.aspx Mental Health America Northeast Florida (2012). www.mhajax.org Message from Mayor Brown (2012). www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR1brYTH-Tg&feature=youtu.be Message from the Superintendent, Ed Pratt-Dannals, Duval County Public Schools 2009-2010 Approved Budget (2009). www.duvalschools.org/static/aboutdcps/departments/budget/downloads/budget_book.pdf Metro North Neighborhood Action Plan (2004). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/metro-north-nap.aspx Monroe Street Position Statement, Downtown Vision, Inc. (2011). Moving Downtown Forward: Summary of Major Policy Positions, Downtown Vision, Inc. (2011). http://downtownjacksonville.org/Libraries/PDF_Libraries/DVI_DT_Policy_Position_Summary_01_2011_FIN.sflb.ashx Museum of Contemporary Art (2012). www.mocajacksonville.org/about Museum of Science and History (2012). www.themosh.org/mission.html NAIOP White Paper (2011).

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Appendix C National Alliance on Mental Illness - Jacksonville (2012). www.jacksonville.nami.org Neighborhood Park Improvements (2012). www.coj.net/departments/better-jacksonville-plan/environment-quality-of-life.aspx New Century Commission on Education, Education Summit (1997). http://jacksonville.com/special/ncr/append_a.html New Century Commission on Education: Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville FL : A Response to the New Century Commission Report (2002). New Century, New Challenges, New Directions: Executive Summary (1998). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/newcenturynewchallenges.pdf New Heights (2012). www.newheightsnefl.org North Florida Regional Transportation Study Commision (2012). www.northfloridartsc.com/Draft%20Recommendations/Governance%20and%20Funding%20Recomendations%20Handout.pdf North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (2012). www.northfloridatpo.com North Jacksonville Shared Vision and Master Plan, City of Jacksonville (2003). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/north-jacksonville-shared-vision-andmaster-plan.aspx North Riverside Neighborhood Action Plan (2003). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/north-riverside-plan-(adopted).aspx Northbank Redevelopment Task Force Report (2011). Jacksonville Civic Council. http://jaxciviccouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Northbank-Redevelopment-Task-Force-Final-report-020111-21.pdf Northeast Florida Children’s Community Mental Health Assessment (2006). (Prepared by Children’s Mental Health Task Force, Children’s Medical Services, Managed Access to Child Health, Inc., Department of Pediatrics/University of Florida, in collaboration with Institute for Health, Policy and Evaluation Research - Duval County Health Department) www.nefloridacounts.org Northeast Florida Community Hospice (2012). www.communityhospice.com/About-Us/Mission_Vision_Values.aspx Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition (2012). http://nefhealthystart.org/about Northeast Florida Safety Council, Inc. (2012). www.nefsc.org/about Northwest Behavioral Services, Inc. (2012). www.nwbh.org/home0.aspx Northwest Jacksonville Community Quality of Life Plan. LISC Jacksonville Building EPIC Communities (2012). www.liscjacksonville.org/docs/QualityLife_NWJax.pdf Northwest Jacksonville Vision Plan, City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department (2003). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/2003-northwest-vision-plan.aspx Old Arlington Neighborhood Action Plan (2007). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/old-arlington-nap-adopted--complete.aspx Our Money, Our City: Financing Jacksonville’s Future (2009). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Out in Jacksonville: The Status and Impact of Our GLBT Community (2007). www.jcci.org/jcciwebsite/documents/Forward%20Issue%20Forums/07%20Out%20in%20Jax.pdf Parks & Recreation, City of Jacksonville (2012). www.coj.net/departments/office-of-economic-development/business-development/life-in-jacksonville/parks---recreation.aspx Phoenix Avenue Neighborhood Action Plan (2004). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/phoenix-ave-nap.aspx Pine Castle (2012). www.pinecastle.org Pine Forest Neighborhood Plan (1978). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/pine-forest-neighborhood-plan-1979.aspx Project New Ground (2012). www.coj.net/departments/environmental-and-compliance/project-new-ground.aspx Public Art Program at Jacksonville International Airport (2012). http://jiaarts.org/index.htm Public Education Reform, Phase One: Assessing Progress (2003). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Public Education Reform, Phase Two: Eliminating the Achievement Gap (2004). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Public Education: The Cost of Quality (1993). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Public School Facilities Element, City of Jacksonville 2030 Comprehensive Plan (revised December 2011). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/2030-comp-plan-postings/2030-public-school-facilitieselement_december-201.aspx Quality Cities: “Preservation Project Jacksonville Confronts Urban Sprawl” (2010). www.floridaleagueofcities.com/Assets/Files/PDFS%20for%20QC/Preservation_Project_Jacksonville_Confronts_Urban_Sprawl.pdf Quality Education for ALL Case Statement, Quality Education for All, An Initiative of The Community Foundation in Jacksonville (2006). www.jaxcf.org/n/community%20initiatives/quality_education_case.pdf Quality of Life in Jacksonville: Indicators for Progress (2002). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Quality of Life Progress Report (2012). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Quigley House (2012). www.quigleyhouse.org Race Relations Progress Report (2012). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Reading Proficiency: The Third Grade Tipping Point and Beyond (2011). In Brief: A Policy Brief of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Jacksonville Public Education Fund. www.jaxpef.org/Libraries/2010_EDDYs_docs/JPEF_In_BRIEF_Issue_1_Sp2011_5.sflb.ashx Realigning Resources for District Success: Duval County Public Schools Final Report (2011). www.duvalschools.org/static/aboutdcps/downloads/Duval%20Final%20Report_Sept192011v6.pdf Recession Recovery . . . and Beyond: A Regional Study (2011). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Reducing Murder: A Community Response (2006). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org

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VISION SCAN Reducing the Garbage Burden Study: A Report to the Citizens of Jacksonville (1989). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Reducing Violence in Jacksonville Schools Study: A Report to the Citizens of Jacksonville (1994). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org River Point Behavioral Health (2012). www.riverpointbehavioral.com River Region Human Services, Inc (2012). www.rrhs.org/index-1.html Riverside Arts Market (2012). http://riversideartsmarket.com/reasons-to-partner Royal Terrace Neighborhood Plan (1980). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/royal-terrace-neighborhood-plan.aspx Seniors vs Crime (2012). www.seniorsvscrime-jax.org/index.asp Septic Tank Remediation (2011). www.coj.net/departments/better-jacksonville-plan/septic-tank-remediation.aspx Sherwood Forest - Lincoln Villas Neighborhood Action Plan (2006). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/sflv-plan-8-24-07-whole.aspx Southeast Vision Plan, City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department (2010). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/southeast-vision-plan---march-2010.aspx Southwest Jacksonville Vision Plan, City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department (2003). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/2003-southwest-vision-plan.aspx Spina Bifida of Jacksonville, Inc. (2012). www.sbaj.org Springfield Neighborhood Plan (1977). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/springfield-neighborhood-plan-1977.aspx St. Johns River Summit (2003). http://stjohnsriversummit.com/images/PDF/2003SummitFindings.pdf St. Johns River Water Management District (2012). www.sjrwmd.com/stjohnsriver St. Johns Riverkeeper (2012). www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/our-work State of Downtown (2011). Downtown Vision, Inc. www.downtownjacksonville.org/Media/Publications.aspx Sulzbacher Center (2012). www.sulzbachercenter.org Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Entry & Learning Plan Report, November 2005-March 2006 (2006). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/superintendentelpreport.pdf The 3Rs for the Duval County Public Schools: Re-engineering, Re-alignment, and Restructuring, Final Report of the Duval County Public Schools Management Assessment Project (2002). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/the3rs.pdf The Bridge of Northeast Florida (2012). www.bridgejax.com/about The Chartrand Foundation (2006). www.chartrandfoundation.org The Jacksonville Bike Coalition. http://jaxbikecoalition.org The Jacksonville Education Compact: A Plan for Quality, Integrated Education (pre-2002). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/thejaxedcompact.pdf The Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee: An Overview of the First Six Months, January 1-June 30 (2009). www.coj.net/mayor/docs/the-jacksonville-journey/jj-annual-report-nov-2010.aspx The Jacksonville Vision (1992). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/thejaxvision.pdf The Ritz Theatre and Museum (2012). www.ritzjacksonville.com/ The River Accord: A Partnership for the Lower St. Johns River, State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin: Water Quality, Fisheries, Aquatic Life, & Contamination (2006). www.jcci.org/images/visionscan/theriveraccord.pdf The River Accord: Annual Report (2010). www.coj.net/departments/neighborhoods/docs/environmental-quality/river-accord-2010.aspx The Sontag Foundation (2012). www.sontagfoundation.com/display.aspx?page=home The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Giving Alliance (2012). www.womensgivingalliance.org/page.aspx?pid=373 Tiger Bay Club. www.fctigerbay.org/index.html Tobacco Free Jacksonville Coalition (2012). www.tobaccofreejacksonville.org Town and Gown: Building Successful University-Community Collaborations (2004). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Transportation for the Disadvantaged (1997). Jacksonville Community Council Inc. www.jcci.org Turning the Corner: Rethinking & Remaking Downtown (2010). Downtown Vision, Inc. www.downtownjacksonville.org/Libraries/PDF_Libraries/Turning_the_Corner_White_Paper.sflb.ashx UNF Brooks College of Health (2012). www.unf.edu/brooks/about/Mission United Way of Northeast Florida (2012). www.uwnefl.org/OurWork.asp United Way of Northeast Florida, 2011-2016 Strategic Plan. www.uwnefl.org/documents/unitedway-strategicplan.pdf University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville (2012). www.hscj.uf.edu/medicine University of North Florida (2012). www.unf.edu/president/mission_vision.aspx Urban Core Vision Plan, City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department (2010). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/urban-core-vision-plan---june-2010.aspx Vision Strategy, Structure: A Platform for Success. First Coast Workforce Development, Inc. (2012-15). www.worksourcefl.com Visit Jacksonville and the Beaches: The Official Website (2012). www.visitjacksonville.com/arts-culture Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville (2012). www.vim-jax.org Woodland Acres Neighborhood Plan (1978). www.coj.net/departments/planning-and-development/docs/community-planning-division/plans-and-studies/woodland-acres-neighborhood-plan-1978. aspx

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About JCCI Engaging People for Community Change Every day, JCCI is driven by the bold idea that together we can build a better community. We bring people together to learn about our community, engage in problem solving, and act to make positive change. JCCI was created in 1975 as a result of the Amelia Island Community Planning Conference to examine community issues by bringing together a broad crosssection of the population. In its 38 years, JCCI has provided a forum and a structure through which groups of informed, concerned citizens have made a difference in public policy decisions. When enough people care to act, the course of an entire city can change. Community Works, the consulting arm of JCCI, has 15+ years of experience working with individuals and organizations around the world replicating our local successes. For more information about JCCI or Community Works, visit www.jcci.org. Ben Warner President & CEO

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JAX2025 Vision Report  

JAX2025 is a community-owned and -driven initiative. This report gives shape to the efforts, projects, and initiatives of Jacksonville’s com...

JAX2025 Vision Report  

JAX2025 is a community-owned and -driven initiative. This report gives shape to the efforts, projects, and initiatives of Jacksonville’s com...

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