Community Meeting - Spring 2018

Date: 6/5/2018
Location: Wells Fargo Community Learning Center (1601 N. Main Street)
Time: 5:30pm

Kelly Rich, SPAR Executive Director, welcomed the approximate 100 guests to the meeting.

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Community Meeting - Winter 2018

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Date: 2/22/18
Location: Wells Fargo Community Learning Center
Time: 6:00pm 

The meeting began with Todd Hollinghead, SPAR President, welcoming guests to the meeting, touching on the agenda and thanking Wells Fargo for use of their space. The first part of the meeting focused on providing updates about on-going work SPAR is involved with, while the second half of the meeting introduced representatives from City of Jacksonville Parks Department, Boys & Girls Club of North Florida and new SPAR Executive Director Kelly Rich.

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Springfield Parking Meeting

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The City of Jacksonville is undergoing a systematic study of parking issues and solutions in some of the older, historic neighborhoods of Jacksonville. These include include San Marco, Riverside, Avondale and Springfield. COJ has retained TimHaahs to complete the study, including the gathering of public input, which is the purpose of tonight's meeting. SPAR supported the meeting by advertising the opportunity widely, encouraging participation and having both staff and board members attend. 

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Annual Community Meeting & Board Elections 2017

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Date: 9/21/17
Location: Wells Fargo Community Learning Center
Time: 6:00pm

The purpose of the meeting was to elect new individuals to the Board of Directors, provide a Year-in-Review and hear from two special guests. Aundra Wallace, CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), shared progress and projections of Downtown development and the impact on Springfield. Mal Jones, local hip hop artist, educator and folklorist, performed and shared his passion for teaching through music. A Year-in-Review of SPAR activities was presented, along with Board elections.

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Community Meeting - Summer 2017

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Date: 6/22/17
Location: Wells Fargo Community Learning Center
Time: 6:00pm 

The meeting began with Todd Hollinghead, SPAR Vice president, welcoming guests to the meeting, acknowledging Councilman Reggie Gaffney and other notable guests in attendance, and briefly touching on the agenda. 

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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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