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May your holiday season be filled with joy and love.
Now in its 6th year, Jacksonville Beach Deck the Chairs is a free community event for all to enjoy!
The lights are on every night at dusk until 1 am, and starting December 1, the holiday light show takes place every hour on the hour from 6 pm to 9 pm.
December Events
12/1 - 1/1, 5 pm - 1 am
Jax Beach Deck the Chairs, Latham Plaza and the Seawalk Pavilion. There are numerous community groups that perform throughout the month. Check out the full schedule through January 1, 2019 !

12/7, 2 pm - 6 pm and
12/8, 9 am - 4 pm
Beaches Polar Express , Beaches Museum and History Park

12/11, 5 pm - 9 pm
Jacksonville Beach Art Walk, Downtown Jacksonville Beach

12/14, 5 pm - 8 pm
Christmas at the Cabin , Beaches Museum and History Park


Click here for more information and events.
Jax Beach Deck The Chairs officially opens the Beaches Go Green Jellyfish Park Saturday, December 1 at 5 p.m.

Located at the Seawalk Pavilion, the space engages visitors with dramatic lighting and creativity while bringing awareness to plastics and recycling. 

Beaches Watch's Give-Back donation is being awarded to the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol in the amount of $1,000.
The check will be presented at Beaches Watch's December meeting on December 5 at 7 pm at the Beaches Library . The public is welcomed to attend and hear about what the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol is doing to help the turtles!
FDOT PIO Contact Information, District 2

800-207-8236

Crossing 3rd Street S.
I have been in touch with the FDOT about safety and pedestrian crossings on 3rd St (A1A). Since it is a state road, any changes must go through the state, not Jax Beach.
The FDOT is in the process of analyzing the available data on any accidents or reported incidents. However, there are many 'near misses' and other incidents that are not reported.
If you have experienced unsafe conditions when trying to cross 3rd Street, please contact the FDOT with the date , a description of the incident , and the location . This is the only way to ensure that what residents experience in the intersections will be known so that corrections can be made.
Beach Renourishment Progress
" By 30 November, the beach renourishment placement will be more or less completed along the southern 2.7 miles of the project – that is, from about 3 rd  Avenue North Jax Beach (500-ft south of the Pier) to the St. Johns/Duval County line. On December 1, construction equipment will be moving northward up the beach toward about 14 th  Avenue North, where beach renourishment placement will resume. (There was some initial beach nourishment placement around 14 th -15 th  Avenue North on Tuesday-Wednesday of this past week, November 27-28, while the Contractor was repairing part of the pipeline needed to finish the southern part of the work near 13 th -15 th  Avenue South.)
Per the current schedule, the beach nourishment placement is expected to be completed along almost all of Jacksonville Beach by about December 12, then moving northward into Neptune Beach." (Update is from from the project's website .)
Do you want to learn more about the beach renourishment project?


Introducing our New City Manager
Our new City Manager, Mike Staffopoulos, will be starting his new position in late January.

He will be moving from Largo, FL , where he has been the Assistant City Manager since 2007 and an employee of Largo since 1999. He has a lot of fresh ideas for our City, and I am sure that you will join me in welcoming him to the beach with open arms!

Thank you!
I would like to thank everyone who supported me and my campaign through your words of encouragement, donations, and volunteer hours. I cannot overstate how much it means to me. I would not have been able to win without all of you!

I look forward to serving you for the next four years.