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Learn About the District 2 School Board Candidates

Congratulations to the District 2 School Board candidates who won the August 28 Primary to advance to the General Election on November 6: Elizabeth Andersen Nick Howland 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

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Learn About 2018 Jacksonville Beach Candidates

Jacksonville Beach Candidate Forum As a service to Jacksonville Beach voters, Beaches Watch sponsored a candidate forum for the Jacksonville Beach candidates on the General Election ballot.  The candidate forum was held Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7pm at the Jacksonville Beach Community Center, 2508 South Beach Parkway, Jacksonville Beach. The Jacksonville Beach candidate forum was open to the public and gave voters the opportunity to meet the candidates and learn

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Learn About the 2018 Neptune Beach Candidates

NEPTUNE BEACH CANDIDATE FORUM: As a service to Neptune Beach voters, Beaches Watch sponsored a candidate forum for the Neptune Beach candidates on the General Election ballot on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Beaches Branch Library. The Neptune Beach candidate forum was open to the public and gave voters the opportunity to meet the candidates and learn about their platforms and positions on Neptune Beach issues before the November 6 general

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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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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]