Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority Board Elects New Chairman

Oct 11, 2019

Craig Gibbs is the new chairman at Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority (DIA).

Craig A. Gibbs
Credit Downtown Investment Authority

Gibbs has served on the nine-member board since 2014.

“Projects like the disposition of the former Duval County Courthouse/City Hall waterfront properties, the development of the Shipyard and Lot J, and the rejuvenation of the Jacksonville Landing site are crucial to revitalizing the city’s center,” said Gibbs in an email to WJCT News.

The board is selected by the mayor and City Council.

“I hope to use my many years of experience to support Mayor Curry’s continuing effort to promote a healthy and vibrant downtown,” said Gibbs.

In announcing Gibbs' election, the DIA said his resume includes serving on the Jacksonville Super Bowl XXXIX Host Committee, which succeeded in bringing the first Super Bowl game to the city. He was also a two-term member of the former Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC).

Since joining the DIA board Gibbs has contributed to projects including the residential Lofts of Monroe, LaVilla and Jefferson Station. He's also worked with the DIA on efforts to improve Hemming Park and move toward the restoration of the Laura Street Trio.