Issue 34 August 20

Last week our guest speaker was Scott Wilson, City Council Member – 4th District. During his first year on the City Council, Scott was chosen as chairman for the Land Use and Zoning Committee, to serve on the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee, and to serve as the Council Liaison for the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Council. He was also awarded the Mary Singleton Award for Outstanding Committee Chair for his role as Chairman for the Land Use and Zoning Committee.

In his second year on Council, Scott was chosen by Council President Lori Boyer to Chair a newly formed Committee: Neighborhoods, Community Investment and Services Committee, to serve on the Rules Committee, to serve on the Election Canvassing Board for the General Election, and as the Council Liaison for the Mayor’s Fitness and Well Being Council.

SBMC’s 1st VP Steve DeSorbo and 2nd VP Bill Bishop have engaged with Scott on the Touchton Road Park civic project. Our Club will be donating the park benches (with plaques attached) and we are landscaping the round-a-bout that leads into the park. There will also be a sign with our name and logo on it. We will let you know when the landscaping day is so you can volunteer to help.

Our guest speaker this week is Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper. She’ll be sharing with us her role in protecting our city’s greatest natural resource and also touch upon the topic of river dredging. I will be on vacation so 1st Vice President Steve DeSorbo will be leading the meeting.

Have a great week!

Julie Clements
2017 SBMC President


Issue 33 August 13

Our guest speaker last week was State Attorney Melissa Nelson. A lot has happened in her first seven months in office. Among Melissa’s many priorities is establishing a Strategic Prosecution Unit and a Crime Gun Intelligence Center which will allow police to identify the location of gunfire in a neighborhood in tandem with a shell-casing identification database. Prosecutors and law enforcement officers will work together to gather information about offenders. The Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament was a success! Jim Cox was the big winner coming in first place. Holly McAllister came in second and Kelly Dardeau came in third. The money raised from this event funds the Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree. This week our guest speaker is City Council Member Scott Wilson. He will be informing us of all the legislative changes that are happening in District 4’s Southside communities.

Julie Clements
2017 SBMC President


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