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Steering committee named for JAX2025 vision project

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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; Ju’Coby 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.

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