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Beaches Watch Presents Scholarship to 2018 Fletcher High School Senior

On Monday, May 21, 2018, Beaches Watch presented our second annual Beaches Watch scholarship to a deserving Fletcher High School student who shares in our mission to preserve and improve the wonderful quality of life of our special beaches communities. Phuc Pham was selected for his essay discussing what he believes is necessary to improve the quality of life at the beaches. Phuc is graduating 26th in his senior class

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Beaches Watch Leadership Change Annoucement

As one of the founders of Beaches Watch, I have been honored to serve the last 14 years as the organization’s President. During this time, Beaches Watch has made a positive impact in our beaches communities through organizing community conversations, hosting nonpartisan candidate forums and educating and engaging citizens on the issues that impact our quality of life. As a resident of Jacksonville Beach, I love my community and I

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Jacksonville Beach Recognized for 80 Years Council-Manager Form of Government

At the April 16 City Council meeting, Jacksonville Beach was recognized by the Florida City and County Managers Association for the city’s 80th year anniversary as a Council-Manager form of government. All three beach cities, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach have a Council-Manager form of government. Learn more about this type of government: Council-Manager Government Q&A

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2018 Member Social Appreciation

On April 4, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors hosted the eighth annual Beaches Watch member social at the Beaches Museum & History Park.  This year’s event was bigger and better than ever, thanks to the hard work of the Beaches Watch Board members, everyone who helped organize the event and the Beaches History Museum for the wonderful venue! We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the

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Doug Brown Presented the 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award

On Wednesday April 4, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors presented Doug Brown the 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award. The Friend of the Beaches Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations who have greatly contributed to enrich our quality of life at the beaches. Doug Brown has been an educator at Fletcher High and Middle schools for over 35 years. For 16 years, he has been the sponsor of the

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Nominations Sought for 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 Beaches Watch is seeking nominations for the 2018 Friend of the Beaches Award. The Friend of the Beaches Award is an annual award that recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations for exemplary contributions that have enriched our quality of life at the beaches. “Through the Friend of the Beaches award, we want to recognize the positive things that are happening in our community”, said Beaches

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FDOT A1A Drainage Improvements Open House Thurs. Feb. 1

On February 1, the Florida Department of Transportation will host an open house regarding a drainage project along A1A (3rd Street). This project will alleviate some of the most flood prone areas of Jacksonville Beach. You are invited to an open house to learn about the project from 4:30-6:30pm on February 1, at the Jacksonville Beach Community Center at 2508 South Beach Pkwy, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Improvements include channel

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Citizens Police Academy Applications Being Accepted

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department is accepting applications for the 40th session of the Citizens Police Academy. When:  January 11, 2018 – April 5, 2018 How Often:  Every Thursday night – 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Where:  Police Department Squad Room, 101 South Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach Cost:  Only $25 When you attend the Jacksonville Beach Police Academy, you step into the real world of 21st century policing.  JBPD opens

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Beaches Watch Presents Give-Back Donation to the BEAM Grace Garden

On December 6, the BEAM Grace Garden was presented the 8th Annual Beaches Watch “Give-Back” donation. Mary Ellen Waugh, BEAM Food Operations manager and Lori Richards, BEAM Executive Director were in attendance to receive the $1,000 donation and provide a presentation about the work being done by BEAM and the Grace Garden. Built in April 2013, the BEAM Grace Garden supplements the fruits and vegetables offered in BEAM’s food pantries. Located adjacent

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2017 Atlantic Beach Election Information

2017 ATLANTIC BEACH ELECTION RESULTS On August 29, 2017, Atlantic Beach voters went to the polls to vote in the Primary Election to vote for Mayor and two Commission seats. Congratulations to the candidates who were elected to serve on the Atlantic Beach Commission: Mayor:  Ellen Glasser Commission Seat 4:  Candace Lee Kelly Commission Seat 5: Brittany Norris 2017 PRIMARY ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM: On Thursday, August 10, 2017 Beaches Watch hosted a candidate

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Fred Jones Appointed to Neptune Beach City Council

Congratulations to Fred Jones who was appointed to Council Seat 5 to complete the remainder of John Jolly’s term that will expire November 2018. Mr. Jones is a senior transportation and land use planner with nearly 15 years of experience in plan development and project/program management for a variety of planning and mobility projects. His expertise includes multimodal transportation planning, corridor studies, complete streets, traffic impact analysis as well as

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Beaches Watch Presents Scholarship to Fletcher High School Senior

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 Beaches Watch presented our first ever Beaches Watch scholarship to a deserving Fletcher High School student who shares in our mission to preserve and improve the wonderful quality of life of our special beaches communities. Christina Loss was selected for her excellent 500 word essay describing what she would do to improve the quality of life at the beaches. We are pleased to give Christina

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2017 Member Social Appreciation

On April 5, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors hosted the seventh annual Beaches Watch member social at the Beaches History Museum.  This year’s event was bigger and better than ever, thanks to the hard work of the Beaches Watch Board members, everyone who helped organize the event and the Beaches History Museum for the wonderful venue! We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the fun! In

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Neptune Beach Seeks Candidate to Fill Vacant Council Seat

On Monday April 3rd, Neptune Beach City Council member John Jolly announced he would be stepping down from his Seat 5 council seat. The term for the Seat 5 seat expires November 2018, so the Neptune Beach City Council will be appointing someone to complete the Seat 5 term. Qualified candidates for City Council Seat 5 must be a resident of Neptune Beach and registered to vote in Florida. If

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Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board Presented 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award

On Wednesday April 5, The Beaches Watch Board of Directors presented the Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board  the 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award.  The Friend of the Beaches Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations who have greatly contributed to enrich our quality of life at the beaches. As the 2017 Friend of the Beaches recipient, the Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board was recognized for their volunteer efforts to keep beaches youth out of

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Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

The interlocal agreement was created in 1982 after the beach cities fought with the City of Jacksonville over the ways taxes and government services were shared. In 1996, the interlocal agreement was amended after the beaches filed a lawsuit against Jacksonville for breach of the 1982 interlocal agreement. [READ MORE]