Steering committee named for JAX2025 vision project
The JAX2025 project, a community-led effort to develop a vision for the city for the year 2025, will have a 36-member steering committee, Jacksonville Community Council Inc. announced Tuesday.
JCCI is facilitating the project.
Previously announced tri-chairs of the project are Oliver Barakat, senior vice president of CBRE; JuCoby Pittman-Peele, Clara White Mission president and CEO; and Carl Cannon, a community trustee and former publisher of The Florida Times-Union. Mayor Alvin Brown also serves as an honorary chair.
The steering committee comprises community leaders, nonprofit heads, and business and industry group representatives and will monitor and guide the progress of the JAX2025 initiative.
Members of the steering committee, in alphabetical order, are:
Paul Anderson, Jacksonville Port Authority CEO
Michael Boylan, WJCT president and CEO
Michelle Braun, Wells Fargo senior vice president and community development manager
Yank Coble, University of North Florida Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy director and professor
Trey Csar, Jacksonville Public Education Fund president
Ennis Davis, Metro Jacksonville co-owner
Dawn Emerick, Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida president and CEO
Angela Gieras, The Florida Theatre director of development
Paul Harden, attorney
John Hirabayashi, Community First Credit Union president and CEO
Connie Hodges, United Way of Northeast Florida president
Michael Korn, attorney and shareholder with Korn & Zehmer
Al Letson, host and producer of State of the RE:Union radio program
Terry Lorince, Downtown Vision Inc. executive director
Eric Mann, First Coast YMCA president and CEO
Paul Martinez, Martinez Advertising Group owner
Bill Mason, Baptist Health System president emeritus
Jimmy Midyette, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid director of technology and senior attorney
Mark Nusbaum, Times-Union Media president
Marcelle Polednik, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville director
Bill Prescott, Jacksonville Jaguars senior vice president and CFO
Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper
Emily Robertson, Jacksonville Youth Council member and UNF student
Crystal Rountree, Teach for America Jacksonville executive director
Stacey Roussel, UNF Small Business Development Center certified business analyst
John Rutherford, sheriff
Don Shea, Jacksonville Civic Council executive director
Kerri Stewart, Infinity Global Solutions senior vice president
Jim Van Vleck, community trustee
Nina Waters, The Community Foundation in Jacksonville president
Bob White, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville executive director
Ex-officio steering committee members are:
J.F. Bryan, JCCI board of directors and The Bryan Group principal
Jan Korb, BroadBased Communications president and CEO
Ben Warner, JCCI president and CEO
The JAX2025 project will use resident input and analysis, determined from an in-person or online survey.
The community will then gather for visioning events at the Osborn Center in January, February, March and April to create the vision that will be released to the public in May.
JCCI will coordinate implementation efforts and provide yearly updates to measure progress toward completing that 2025 goal.
For more information or to take the survey, visit JAX2025.org.