Jacksonville Beach Considers Short-Term Rental Legislation

On July 15 at 7pm, the Jacksonville Beach City Council will be voting on legislation to regulate the 400+ short-term vacation rentals in Jacksonville Beach. It is important to note, the proposed ordinance is NOT banning short term vacation rentals, but rather requiring vacation rentals to register with the city, comply with state life safety requirements, obtain proper state licensing, pay the proper business taxes and tourist development taxes and

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Beaches Watch Presents Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Beaches Watch presented the Fland Sharp Memorial 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. The Beaches Watch scholarship was recently renamed the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship to honor Fland Sharp, a Fletcher graduate who dedicated his life serving our beaches communities to preserve and protect

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Learn about the 2019 Jacksonville At-Large Candidates

LEARN ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE AT-LARGE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE On May 14, 2019, beaches voters will go to the polls to vote in the Unitary Runoff Election for Jacksonville.  Beaches voters will be voting for two At-Large City Council representatives. Early voting for the Runoff Election will be held: April 29 – May 12, 2019 10am – 6pm Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St. Neptune Beach, FL  32266 2019 JACKSONVILLE

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2019 Jacksonville City Council Election Information

LEARN ABOUT THE JACKSONVILLE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE On March 19, 2019, Duval County voters will go to the polls to vote in the Unitary First Election for Jacksonville.  Beaches voters will be voting for the Jacksonville Mayor and five At-Large City Council representatives. Early voting for the Unitary Election will be held: March 4 – March 17, 2019 10am – 6pm Beaches Branch Library 600 3rd St. Neptune Beach,

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Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol Selected for 2018 Give Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol has been selected to be the recipient of the 9th Annual Beaches Watch Give-Back donation and will be presented a check in the amount of $1,000 at the Beaches Watch meeting on Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm in the Community Room of the Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach.  Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol

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2018 District 2 School Board Election Information

Congratulations to Elizabeth Andersen who was elected on November 6, 2018 to the Duval County School Board to represent District 2. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU VOTE NOVEMBER 6 Beaches Watch asked all the candidates to respond in writing to questions about Duval Schools issues. Click on the name below to see the candidate responses to the questionnaire: Elizabeth Andersen Nick Howland DISTRICT 2 SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE INFORMATION: Click on

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2018 Jacksonville Beach Election Information

Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected to the Jacksonville Beach City Council on November 6, 2018: District 1, Seat 4:  Cory Nichols District 2, Seat 5:  Georgette Dumont District 3, Seat 6:  Sandy Golding The swearing in ceremony for the new Jacksonville Beach City Council members will be held Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7pm at Jacksonville Beach City Hall in the Council Chambers, 11 N. 3rd St.,

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2018 Neptune Beach Election Information

Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected to the Neptune Beach City Council on November 6, 2018: City Council Seat 4:  Josh Messinger City Council Seat 5:  Fred Jones The swearing in ceremony for the new Neptune Beach City Council members will be held Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7pm at the Neptune Beach City Hall in the Council Chambers, 116 First St., Neptune Beach. NEPTUNE BEACH CANDIDATE FORUM:

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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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