Let us introduce you to our 2023 Candidates for the SPAR Board of Directors! The Board of Directors are presenting Kenny Logsdon and Rachelle Miller as new candidates who would bring valuable skills, passion, and knowledge to our organization.
Please learn more about the candidates by reading their bios below. If you have any questions for them prior to voting at the annual meeting, please submit them before December 5th to [email protected] and the candidates will provide their answers at the Annual Meeting.
SPAR members will be able to vote on candidates at our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 5th at the Wells Fargo. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Aside from voting, SPAR members will receive updates about on-going projects and efforts in the community.
Kenny moved to Jacksonville for the first time in late 1989. He helped to build houses, then began doing audio/visual work for Images (now PRI). Assisting with a presentation for the Downtown Development Authority ignited his interest in city planning. He returned to his hometown of Louisville to get his degree, then came back to Jacksonville in 1999 to join the City’s Planning and Development Department.
Besides Zoning and Land Use duties, Kenny was assigned to work with SPAR at the roundtable meetings with various city departments; JSO, JFDR, and the neighborhood stakeholders. Seeing the passion, dedication, and drive of the Springfield pioneers made him see that this is a neighborhood that will succeed, grow, and be the envy of the South. Kenny and his incredible kid Harlow Jewel have lived in Springfield for the past 16 years and finally purchased a ‘turn of the century’ home (2006) in 2015. If you recognize his voice, Kenny has announced every 4th of July Throwback Baseball Game.
As a City Planner, another one of the programs Kenny fostered was the Town Center Initiative Program, which improved aged commercial areas in neighborhoods such as Stockton Street and the Shoppes of Avondale. There is an influx of investors from outside of Jax that do not know the heart of this neighborhood and there are still a lot of Jaxons that do not know the Springfield of today!
Springfield still has work to do and he looks forward to bringing that experience, along with his love of Springfield, to the SPAR Board.
Rachelle Miller, a dedicated neighbor and owner of Hashtag Realty Group, passionate about Historic Springfield and eager to contribute as a board member with SPAR (Springfield Preservation and Revitalization). I've been an integral part of this community since 2018, deeply involved in SAMBA (Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association) for three years.
As a seasoned real estate professional and a mother of five, I've witnessed the transformative impact a thriving community can have on families. My decision to apply for a SPAR board seat is fueled by a desire to actively contribute to the preservation and enhancement of Springfield's unique character.
I believe my blend of real estate expertise and personal commitment to this neighborhood uniquely qualifies me to serve on the board. I'm not just seeking a seat; I'm eager to be a hands-on force for
positive change in the community I proudly call home.
A fun fact about me is that I have played in the World Series for girls’ softball and my team came 16th in the nation.