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Mike Weinstein tapped to head Jax ‘Kids Hope’ board

A familiar face in Jacksonville City Hall will helm the new Kids Hope Alliance (KHA) board.

City of Jacksonville CFO Mike Weinstein was tapped to be interim executive director of the seven-person panel on Wednesday.

“Mike is an incredible change agent respected and trusted throughout our city and state,” said Mayor Curry. “Few people have had a career as diverse as Mike’s. While his professional journey has included roles as a prosecutor, state representative and nonprofit director, his entire life has been dedicated to improving systems, operations and young lives.”

Weinstein has served in a variety of roles in Jacksonville’s city government dating back to the early 1990s and is one of the experienced hands that have made Curry’s first term proceed as smoothly as it has.

Weinstein will not be the last name tapped for this board: a seven-person board will have to be nominated.

Yet Weinstein’s inclusion in the top slot ensures that the mayor’s vision for children’s services will be implemented in the new board, the latest in a series of Curry administration reorgs.

The KHA, will replace the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and the Jacksonville Journey, and will command a roughly $35 million budget for services for what Curry calls “at-hope kids,”  handling oversight of various programs.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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