Community Meeting - Spring 2017

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Date: 2/08/2017
Location: Wells Fargo Community Learning Center (1601 N. Main Street)
Time: 5:30pm

The meeting began with Christina Parrish-Stone, SPAR Executive Director, greeting guests, acknowledging SPAR Board members in the audience, acknowledging Councilman Reggie Gaffney presence in the audience, and highlighting the meeting agenda.

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Annual Community Meeting & Board Elections 2016

Date: 11/10/16, 6pm

Location: Florida State College of Jacksonville's Downtown Campus

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The purpose of the meeting was to share news of projects and efforts in the community, and elect new individuals to the Board of Directors. FSCJ representatives discussed their projects to connect staff and students to Downtown & Springfield, the team planning a restaurant, theater and craft brewery at the "9th & Main" property provided an update on their progress, and a Year-in-Review was conducted, along with Board elections.

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Spring 2016 Community Meeting

Date: 3/23/16 @ 6pm

Location: Boys & Girls Club at 313 E. 10th Street (corner of E. 10th & N. Liberty Streets)

The purpose of the meeting was to share news about the Boys & Girls Club plans to redevelop their building, gain input from the community about desired Capital Improvement Projects, and share community news with attendees.

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Conversation with Dr. Vitti: Springfield Schools

Date: 2/18/16, 6pm

Location: Wells Fargo Community Learning Center (1601 N. Main Street)

Dr. Vitti, Superintendent of the Duval County Public Schools, called the community meeting to discuss his new proposal for school boundary changes, which would impact Springfield area schools. Dr. Vitti began the meeting by stating he believes the changes would greatly benefit the community, and then went into details.

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Annual Community Meeting & Board Elections 2015

Date: 11/12/15, 6pm

Location: Paul Davis Restoration warehouse at 2111 N. Liberty Street

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The purpose of the meeting was to share news of projects and efforts in the community, and election new individuals to the Board of Directors. Alyssa Key of Love Brigade discussed her new project at 1st & Main, "Main Space", results of the Jesse B Dupont Fund housing analysis were presented, and a Year-in-Review was conducted, along with Board elections.

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Summer 2015 Community Meeting

Date: 7/28/15 @ 6pm

Location: Robert F Kennedy Community Center

The purpose of this meeting was to support residents engaging in the local SHADCO meeting (monthly) and to discuss crime and safety concerns in the community.

 

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Spring 2015 Community Meeting

Date: 3/12/15 @ 6pm

Location: Karpeles Manuscript Museum

The purpose of the meeting was to showcase a variety of new projects & projects starting in the neighborhood, highlight upcoming events, as well as provide updates to some of the on-going work SPAR has been focusing on.

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Annual Community Meeting & Board Elections 2014

Date: 10/23/14, 6pm

Location: Wells Fargo Community Center, 1601 N. Main Street

The purpose of the meeting was to present news to the community, share a Year-in-Review, and elect new Board of Directors members. Representatives from the Jessie B Dupont Fund, City of Jacksonville's Department of Public Works, and Forge 3D were on hand to talk with the group about projects impacting the neighborhood.

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Summer 2014 Community Meeting

Date: 6/19/14

Location: Paul Davis Restoration Warehouse (2111 N. Liberty Street)

The purpose of this meeting was to highlight some of the exciting new projects developing in the community now. Representatives from The ARTery, Springfield Yoga Collaborative, and Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center were on hand to talk about their projects, as well as small (but crowd pleasing) plug for a new annual event: Jacksonville Porch Fest.

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Community Meeting with Ability Housing

Date: Thursday, 4/03/2014

Location: Springfield Improvement Association and Archives's Woman's Club building (210 W. 7th Street)

The purpose of this meeting was to allow Ability Housing and Springfield residents & stakeholders to communicate each other directly, after it was revealed that Ability Housing had been working for months to open a new homeless program in the Springfield historic district.

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