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Hon. Alvin Brown

Hon. Alvin Brown
Hon. Alvin Brown
City of Jacksonville

Alvin Brown was sworn in on July 1, 2011, as mayor of Jacksonville, Florida’s largest city. Mayor Brown governs with a vision of bringing Jacksonville together as One Community and taking the city to the next level of greatness. He is committed to protecting taxpayers, promoting prosperity and investing in Jacksonville’s quality of life. With Mayor Brown’s leadership, Jacksonville is gaining momentum and moving forward to take its rightful place as one of America’s greatest communities. During his tenure, Jacksonville has been nationally recognized for its superior business climate and employment opportunities. In both 2013 and 2014 Forbes magazine rated Jacksonville among the top five cities in the nation for finding a job and also ranked Jacksonville as the second fastest-growing job market for IT business services. In February 2014 CNN Money showcased Jacksonville as “hot for startups,” and the city was recently named the “Best U.S. City to Start a Business” by

Thanks to Mayor Brown’s leadership, Jacksonville has also received national honors and awards for important government initiatives. In 2013 Jacksonville was ranked No. 3 nationally as a top Digital City for quality and innovation in its IT services. The First Amendment Foundation also recently recognized the City’s website as the most transparent municipal website in Florida for making public information accessible to citizens. At the national level, Mayor Brown chairs the Ports and Exports Task Force of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He is a graduate of Jacksonville University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master Degree in Business Administration.

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