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Donor Profile: Pajcic & Pajcic

August 31, 2020

Michael and his father Steve, of the Law Firm Pajcic & Pajcic, are avid cyclists who see the need for the Emerald Trail. Michael, his wife Katy DeBriere, Steve and wife Anne, along with their law firm Pajcic & Pajcic, were recognized for making the first multi-year financial commitment to the Emerald Trail of $50,000…

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Donor Profile: David Miller

August 31, 2020

David Miller is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Brightway Insurance, one of the largest property and casualty insurance agencies in the country with annual sales over $600 million.  Miller is passionate about creating positive outcomes that have positive results for multiple stakeholders.  He is an ongoing supporter of the United Way, including previously serving on…

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Donor Profile: JTC Running

August 31, 2020

JTC Running is Northeast Florida’s preeminent promoter of healthy lifestyles through running, fitness, and fellowship. Founded in October 1975 as the Jacksonville Track Club, JTC Running created the Gate River Run in 1978, which has been one of the leading road races in the country. The Gate’s four different events encompass over 15,000 national and…

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Ann-Marie Knight and Steve Swann Join GWJax Board of Directors

August 27, 2020

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) is pleased to welcome Ann-Marie Knight and Steve Swann to its volunteer Board of Directors. Knight is Vice President, Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer for University of Florida (UF) Health Jacksonville and Swann is City Engineer for the City of Atlantic Beach, Fla. According to Groundwork Jacksonville Board Chair Kristina Nelson,…

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JTC Running Donates $50,000 to Groundwork Jacksonville Toward Design of Emerald Trail S-Line Connector

August 11, 2020

JTC Running, Northeast Florida’s preeminent promoter of healthy lifestyles through running, fitness, and fellowship, donated $50,000 to GWJax to help fund the design of the Emerald Trail S-Line Connector which completes an unfinished 1.3-mile section of the existing S-Line Rail Link from 12th St. and Boulevard near Andrew Robinson Elementary School, to E. 21st St.…

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Donor Profile: VyStar Credit Union

July 28, 2020

Groundwork Jacksonville is fortunate to have the support of VyStar Credit Union (VyStar) as one of our major donors to the Emerald Trail and McCoys Creek projects. Originally founded in 1952 as Jax Navy Federal Credit Union to serve civil service, military employees and their families at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the credit union was…

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Timucuan Parks Foundation Hosted Green Team Youth Corps

July 2, 2020

The Groundwork Jacksonville Green Team Youth Corps joined Timucuan Parks Foundation recently for a day of outdoor fun. TPF hosted 22 teens from the group at Dutton Island Preserve where they participated in a nature hike, fishing and outdoor cooking. The event marked the partial resumption of outdoor programming for TPF who modified the day’s…

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Public Notice Regarding Groundwork Jacksonville’s Anticipated Submittal for CDBG-Mitigation Funds

June 29, 2020

July 29, 2020 Public Notice regarding Groundwork Jacksonville’s anticipated submittal for CDBG-Mitigation funds Groundwork Jacksonville anticipates submitting a project proposal for funding from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Rebuild Florida Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation General Planning Support Program. To be eligible, applications must request…

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Groundwork Unveils Emerald Trail Model Project Design

June 18, 2020

Groundwork Jacksonville unveiled the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project — the first segment of the Emerald Trail linking Brooklyn to the S-Line Rail Link through LaVilla. Construction of the project, named the “LaVilla Link,” will begin this fall and take a year to complete at an estimated construction cost of $3.9 million. According…

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Update on GWJax Plans Moving Forward

March 23, 2020

Who would have predicted that unsettling phrases like COVID-19, social distancing and self-quarantine would become part of our everyday conversations? It is certainly not business-as-usual for our team at Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax), but we are working diligently to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances and to keep moving forward in accomplishing our mission of Changing Places…

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