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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:

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

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.