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Jacksonville Part Of National Effort To Honor Volunteers

Mayor Alvin Brown

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown joined dozens of local volunteers on Tuesday for the second annual Mayors Day for Recognition of National Service.

The day is a nationwide bi-partisan event t recognize some of the major volunteers in each community.

Mayors from across the country team with the Corporation for National Community Service for the event.

The federal agency engages more than 5 million people at 60,000 locations around the country.

Mayor Brown thanked many who have been volunteering in Jacksonville for decades.  

"Acknowledging the young people who are going out providing service," he said. "Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, One Jax, everyone working together to their part to support the city that they love and the city partnering with all these not-for-profits makes it a very important initiative to really work with them."

Brown said Jacksonville ranks first in the state for volunteerism and 15th in the nation.

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Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.