City Council Rules Committee approves board appointments

  • By Max Marbut
  • | 4:36 p.m. November 20, 2023
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Jacksonville City Hall at 117 W. Duval St. Downtown.
Jacksonville City Hall at 117 W. Duval St. Downtown.
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The Jacksonville City Council Rules Committee unanimously approved the appointments of three new members and the reappointment of one member of the Downtown Investment Authority board of directors and a new member to the Jacksonville Port Authority board.

The committee met Nov. 20.

Jim Citrano

• Incumbent DIA board member Jim Citrano will replace Oliver Barakat as the board’s banking or finance industry representative with a second full term ending June 30, 2027.

Patrick Krechowski’s appointment for a term ending June 30, 2027, was approved to succeed Citrano as the board’s representative having substantial business interests in the Northbank.

Patrick Krechowski

Krechowski, an attorney and partner at Balch & Bingham Downtown, also is a member of the Urban Land Institute advisory board and the Visit Jacksonville board of directors.

• Jessie Ball duPont Fund Director of Placemaking Sondra Fetner was approved to replace David Ward for a term ending June 30, 2027.

Sondra Fetner

Fetner is a member of the Cultural Service Grant Program Committee, the Downtown Vision Inc. board, the Riverside Avondale Preservation board and the Urban Land Institute.

Micah Heavener

Micah Heavener, COO of Universal Ledger Holdings Inc., will replace Joshua Garrison on the DIA board for a partial term ending June 30, 2026.

Heavener previously was head of operations at SoFi Technology.

Thomas Slater

• The committee also unanimously approved Thomas Slater to replace Jamie Shelton on the Jacksonville Port Authority board for a term ending Sept. 30, 2027.

Slater is a partner at the Pajcic & Pajcic law firm and a member of the Pace Center for Girls board of directors.

All of the appointments will be on Council’s Nov. 28 consent agenda.



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