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Public safety, city services, improving neighborhoods, topics of free event

Jacksonville's 1st's Neighborhood & Community Summit set for Saturday

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is set to host the city's first Neighborhood & Community Summit on Saturday at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

"Neighborhoods are really where everything happens, It’s where people, work, struggle, live play," Curry said.

The summit Saturday will cover public safety with a special workshop, which Curry said is the biggest issue he hears from people.

"By going to the summit, they’re going to be able to connect with people who work for the city that are part of the neighborhoods department. They’ll then know how to navigate, so if they do have a garbage problem, a clean-up problem, a road, pothole problem, they'll know how to get to the right people in the city to get an answer and get a solution," said Curry. 

The free event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is designed to help Jacksonville residents learn more about city services and how to improve their neighborhoods.

  • Offers Jacksonville citizens one-stop access to city departments, resources and information.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of educational workshops that cover topics including neighborhood safety, neighborhood advocacy and neighborhood resources.
  • They will learn things like how to build a homeowners association, create a neighborhood watch and address litter in their communities.
  • Workshops will be led by city officials representing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO), Municipal Code Enforcement, JEA, Recreational Services and more.

Lunch and snacks will be provided, and the city wants anyone planning to attend to RSVP at http://www.coj.net/neighborhoodsummit2018.