Tag: Bill Spann
Wild Adventures is inviting evacuees to their annual pumpkin event. Image via Wild Adventures Theme Park.

Melissa RossSeptember 2, 2015

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, whose inauguration motto was “One City, One Jacksonville,” recently made a very high-profile and symbolic hire to drive that point home when he appointed Marsha Oliver as his new spokesperson. Oliver is not only a registered Democrat, she’s also the first African-American female to hold the spox job at City Hall. […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 24, 2015

Last week, the city of Jacksonville’s lead veteran outreach specialist, Ricky Lewis, tendered his resignation. We see many resignation letters lately, of course. This one stands out because it spotlights issues that the Lenny Curry administration, and its new military affairs specialist Bill Spann, will have to address for veterans of the current era. “When I first started […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 21, 2015

Florida Politics has learned that Bill Spann, the spokesman for Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, has agreed to be director of the Military Affairs and Veterans Department for the city. A letter from Curry states, regarding Spann, that “from day one, Bill told us his one true passion was to serve our active duty military, Guard and Reserve, veterans, […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 30, 2015

As Jacksonville’s City Council wrestles with Mayor Lenny Curry’s first budget, most of what the mayor wants is clear. However, one question I’ve heard from people both in and outside the St. James Building regards more specifics about the Jacksonville Journey budget. The proposed budget is almost $5.1 million, up from a little more than $2 […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 14, 2015

In a report released Tuesday, the Jacksonville Inspector General found some major irregularities regarding Jacksonville’s Access to Capital program. “The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received a complaint alleging that the $1.2 million loan pool from the city of Jacksonville’s, Jacksonville Small Emerging Business Access to Capital Program, Jacksonville Ordinance Code, Section 126.602 was missing […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 30, 2015

An interesting email from the Republican Party of Duval County arrived in local inboxes late Tuesday night, less than an hour from the Inauguration Day of Lenny Curry. Entitled “Lenny Curry and Bill Spann resign leadership positions,” the email addressed Curry’s departure in real detail, with a complete letter from Mayor Curry, in which he resigned his State […]


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