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Getting a look at your vision for Jacksonville's future
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Getting a look at your vision for Jacksonville's future

Getting a look at your vision for Jacksonville's future
Photo Credit: Stephanie Brown
Jacksonville residents discuss changes they'd like to see in the future at the Prime Osborn Center on Saturday, January 19, 2013.

Getting a look at your vision for Jacksonville's future

You’re focus for the ideal “Jacksonville of the Future” is about to be public.

JAX 2025 is releasing its “vision report” Saturday.  Special guests and speakers will also be in attendance.

 “I think it’s a way of hearing from the community and listening to see what their interest is in,” says Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, the Honorary Chair of JAX2025.

Brown says JAX2025 is “something for everyone to get engaged in to support the vision of 2025.” He says the initiative will need the support of the private sector, non-profit, academic institutions, and the health and life science community.

“We can’t do everything at one time. Government can’t do it alone,” he says.

JAX2025 aims to create the future of the city of Jacksonville. It is a community-owned and community-driven initiative funded entirely by private donations. JAX2025’s ten targets for the city include arts and entertainment, going green, diversity, neighborhoods, the economy, education, governance, health, people, and transportation.

Community volunteers have met for weeks to collaborate and share ideas and priorities. This will be the first time the overall vision from those collaborations and surveys is compiled and released.

Brown tells us that vision will be acted on.  He says he looks forward to getting the details and using them to create legislative priorities to move the city forward.

The JAX2025 release event is free and open from 9 AM to 11 AM to the public. The event will be taking place at the West Touchdown Club at EverBank Field. There will be free parking in Lots M and J. Registration to attend can be found at jax2025.org.

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