Post-Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma Update! Plus Jacksonville City Council Member Jim Love joins Hosts for The Empowerment Hour radio show Saturday 8am

September 14, 2017 in Featured, Hot Business Tips, In the news, Members Only by admin

Jacksonville City Council Member, the Honorable Jim Love, representing the 14th District of Jacksonville will be the featured guest of The Empowerment Hour radio show this Saturday morning, 8am on praise1079,com. Co-hosts, Dr. Richard Danford, President, Jacksonville Urban League, Jharman Lightner, Executive VP, FirstThursday Jacksonville and W. Larry Williams, CEO, FirstThursday World Charities, Inc. will provide first hand information about the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Irma’s effect on urban Jacksonville and the city as a whole. Listeners are encouraged to share their hurricane Irma stories or just check in so that family and friends will know that they are okay by calling in to (904) 296 2251.

In addition to the hurricane Irma updates, our team will discuss Jacksonville’s growing infant mortality and infant mental health challenges. Jacksonville and Duval County ranks among the highest in the state of Florida for infant deaths. Professionals in the health care industry will be in the studio as we try to get some answers as to why.

Dr. Richard Danford will join the show live with updates from the Jacksonville Urban League’s 5th Annual Run/Walk in the historic Springfield neighborhood of Jacksonville. The run starts at 7:30am and you can contact the JUL at (904) 7234007.

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In the photo, L – R: Sherman Riley, Manufacturing Manager, Vistakon, W. Larry Williams, CEO, FirstThursday Jacksonville and Jim Love, 14th District, Jacksonville City Council Member during a recent FirstThursday Jacksonville professional networking meeting. Council Member Love was one of FirstThursday Jacksonville’s first Members and a loyal supporter of its commitment to urban businesses and the community as whole.

Jim Love Jacksonville City Council Member 14th District – BIO

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1953, Jim Love was raised in a military family, living in Kansas City, Missouri, and Orlando, Florida prior to receiving a Navy ROTC Scholarship to attend Auburn University in Alabama.

A graduate of Auburn’s School of Mechanical Engineering and the Navy ROTC Program, Jim was accepted into the Navy’s Pilot Training Program, and after receiving his wings in 1976, was assigned to fly the A-7E Corsair attack jet at NAS Cecil Field. After two Mediterranean Sea deployments and nearly 300 carrier landings, Jim and his wife, Robin, moved to Beeville, Texas, where Jim was assigned by the Navy to be a jet flight instructor at NAS Chase Field.

After seven years of active duty, Jim moved back to Jacksonville and joined the Naval Air Reserve. Over the next 19 years, Jim commanded units at both NAS Cecil Field and NAS Jacksonville. In 1998, while he commanded NAS Jacksonville 0274, his unit won the Jacksonville Naval Air Reserve Augment Unit of the Year Award. In 2002, Jim completed his required annual active duty in Kuwait as an advisor for Operation “Lucky Sentinel”, and in 2003 – retired from the Naval Reserve at the rank of Captain.

In 1982 Jim received his MA in Business Administration from Webster University.  In 1983, concurrent with his Naval Reserve duty, Jim started a State Farm Insurance agency in the historic district in Riverside. Jim continues to serve over 2300 families and has twice been selected as the Small Business Leader of the Year for the Downtown Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. 

As a Councilman, Jim has served as the floor leader, the chairman of the Waterways Committee and the Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee as well as a liaison to the Jacksonville Port Authority, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, the Jacksonville Public Library Board, Military Affairs and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Jim has been awarded the Jake Godbold Award for his work with Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, the 2016 Outstanding Elected Official Award from the Florida Planning and Zoning Association and the 2015-2016 President’s Award from City Council President, Greg Anderson.

Jim’s community involvement includes:

Past President, Treasurer, and board member of the Downtown Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Founding board member and President of the Park and King Area Association

Past secretary and current member of the Meninak Club

Past treasurer and current member of Riverside Avondale Preservation

Past treasurer of the Riverside Fine Arts Association

Past Chairman of the Deacons and current member of Riverside Baptist Church

Member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals

Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Life member of the Association of Naval Aviation and the Naval Reserve Association

He is married to the former Robin Lynn Carter and they have three sons: Jimmy, an RN at Baptist Hospital; Jason, an attorney with Crick and Love; and Jonathan, a graduate from the University of Florida and the Savanna College of Art and Design.

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