3 JaxPort board seats will be open in the fall

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  • | 12:00 p.m. July 11, 2013
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The ebb and flow of leadership at the Jacksonville Port Authority might continue this fall.

Three members of its board of directors are up for reappointment. Additionally, an open seat awaits a gubernatorial appointment.

The JaxPort board of directors elected Joe York as its chairman and John Anderson as vice chairman at its June 17 meeting.

They will finish their first terms on the board, along with former board Chairman Jim Citrano, at the end of September and will be considered for reappointment.

York was appointed by former Gov. Charlie Crist while Anderson and Citrano were appointed by former Mayor John Peyton.

The seven-member volunteer board of directors provides policy guidance for JaxPort.

Citrano said he hasn't been contacted by the mayor's office about continuing his service.

"They have plenty on their plate right now with the budget, but I would be willing to serve if asked," Citrano said Wednesday.

Anderson also has not been contacted by the mayor's office, but would consider serving if asked, he said Wednesday in an email statement.

York stated, also in an email, that he would serve if asked by the governor.

Four board members are appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by City Council and three members are appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Board members serve a four-year term and may be appointed to one additional term.

Gov. Rick Scott was unsuccessful in his attempt to reappoint former board member Reginald Gaffney when the Florida Senate did not act on the nomination. Scott is searching for a candidate to replace Gaffney and bring the board to full membership.

The next meeting of the JaxPort board is scheduled July 22.

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