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Former Mayor Alvin Brown Accepts Georgetown University Fellowship

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Georgetown University

Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is heading back to school in the spring.

Brown has accepted an appointment at Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University in the school’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. 

Along with other former political office holders and insiders, Brown will be one of the school’s fellows, leading students in discussions of current-day political challenges.

According to the Georgetown website, Brown’s discussion group is titled “Successess and Struggles of a 21st-Century Mayor.

Brown was the first-ever African-American elected mayor of Jacksonville. The Democratic mayor also held posts in the Bush and Clinton administrations before taking local office. 

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP