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2018 Community Development Awards


On February 7, 2018, LISC Jacksonville recognized individuals, organizations and government leaders who  made significant contributions to comprehensive development in Jacksonville's urban core neighborhoods. Award recipients received a piece of artwork by Jacksonville artist Ed Malesky, designed and created for the event.  

Peter Kegayama, who is internationally recognized for his work in grassroots neighborhood development and community engagment, was the keynote speaker. Peter is the author of For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live. He is an internationally sought after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making it happen.

 Awards were presented to the following winners:  



Igniter Award --John Crispens. Crisyp's
Building Block Award --Ben Davis, Intuition Ale Works
Power of Community Award -- Rail Yard District
Champion of Main Street Award -- Springfield Preservation and Revitalization
EPIC Award -- Northwest Jacksonville CDC
Visionary Award (Special Award) --Wayne Wood

LISC Jacksonville received 25 nominations for this year's awards. Individuals and organizations that were nominated incude:

Dr. Robert Lee, Fresh Ministries
Florida State College Jacksonville
Reginald Bryant --Shiloh Outreach Center
City Rescue Mission
Wayne Wood
Springfield Preservation and Revitalization
Jack Shad
Riverside Arts Market
Rail Yard District
Operation New Hope--Dozier Apartments
Northwest Jacksonville CDC
Mixon Studios, Jack Edelson
Memorial Park Association
Jacksonville University, Arlington 20/20, City of Jacksonville -- Renew Arlington
Jaguars Foundation, Operation New Hope, Men In & Out of School -- Kooker Park
Intuition Ale Works
Cowford Chophouse
Engine 15
Clara White Mission
Baptist North
Aundra Wallace, Downtown Investment Authority
Ability Housing

The awards are made possible through underwriting support from JPMorgan Chase, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; Danis Construction, LLC; JEA; and The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.