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Donna Deegan's priorities; arts awards winners; Jags' training camp

Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan.
Will Brown
Jacksonville Today
Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan.

Mayor Donna Deegan joined us on today’s program of First Coast Connect. Deegan has been off to a busy start, between presenting her first budget just two weeks into her tenure and welcoming Vice President Kamala Harris to Jacksonville for a speech on education.

Among the topics:

  • Deegan's first 100 days in office.
  • Some of her priorities and how her transition committees will play in assisting with these.
  • Jacksonville's infrastructure, including trash, roads and more.
  • Crime and safety, including bringing back the Jacksonville Journey.
  • Development of Downtown and how it can help small businesses.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars and negotiations soon regarding rebuilding of the Jaguars' stadium

Arts awards winners

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville recently announced its 2023 arts awards winners.

The Organization’s executive director, Diana Donovan, talked more about the awards and how Jaxons can learn more about them.

Jags' training camp

Players are reporting to training camp as the team begins its defense of the AFC South division title. Our director and sports analyst, Josh Torres, explained what to expect from the Jags this season.

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Kathy Waterman joined WJCT News 89.9 as associate producer after graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in multimedia journalism. She was previously a production intern on the station's talk shows.