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Alvin Brown Reflects On His Time As Mayor Of Jacksonville

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Ray Hollister
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WJCT News

  Alvin Brown is finishing his term as mayor of Jacksonville as Lenny Curry will take over the position within the next few days.

During an appearance on WJCT's “First Coast Connect,” Brown reflected on his time as mayor and talked about his plans for the future.

Brown says he’s proud of everything his administration has accomplished. He says he kept the promises he made to Jacksonville residents.

Some of these accomplishments include pension reform, downtown development and sports and entertainment development.

“More people are working now. The economy is thriving. We diversified our portfolio, Brown said. “We went out and worked with a lot of stakeholders to make this city a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

“I missed my sons’ spring break because I was running hard, and we’re going to go to Disney World,” Brown said. “I got to have some fun with the family.”

  Brown says he’s also proud of appointing a bipartisan administration with Democrats and Republicans working together.

“We united the city, didn’t divide the city,” Brown said.

One project Brown says he really wants to make sure moves forward is establishing an NBA basketball team in Jacksonville.

“I think it would be great to have an NBA team,” Brown said. “The city is right for it.”

Brown says he’s looking forward to having the time to figure out what he wants to do next.

In the meantime, he says he’s going to spend more time with his family.

“I missed my sons’ spring break because I was running hard, and we’re going to go to Disney World,” Brown said. “I got to have some fun with the family.”

Brown says he’s not thinking about running for any kind of office anytime soon.

Listen to the full conversation with Alvin Brown on Wednesday’s episode of the “First Coast Connect” podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.