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Strategic Partnerships

In 2016, Mayor Lenny Curry created the Office of Strategic Partnerships upon the recommendation by the Mayor’s Transition subcommittee on City/Not-for-Profit Interface team. As the first city in Florida and the first city in the Southeast with such an office, Strategic Partnerships leads the mayoral priority of aligning the public, private and philanthropic sectors around common goals to create better outcomes for all Duval County residents.
The Mayor recognizes the importance of the public, private, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in a vibrant community, and he understands that a strong, civic-minded community values strategically collaborating to create impact. With increasing community needs and stretched resources, it is critical that communities effectively leverage the fiscal, human, social, and political capital of municipalities. By strengthening the connection between the City of Jacksonville and cross-sector partners, our community will be better able to address complex community issues and leverage opportunities for Jacksonville's citizens.

Strategic Partnerships has a Strategic Partnerships Steering Committee that is comprised of members who represent the nonprofit, philanthropic and private sectors. Click here to learn more about the Steering Committee and its members.
Click on the title below to learn more about Strategic Partnership Initiatives:

Strategic Partnerships Staff:

Dawn Lockhart, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Sarah Schmidt, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator