Given the dire circumstances of the City Budget, DVI’s leadership believes the funding of this pressing issue is essential before the revitalization of Downtown Jacksonville can continue.
On July 26th, DVI hosted Mayor Lenny Curry at our Quarterly Downtown Stakeholder Meeting to answer questions about his proposed solution to the City’s unfunded pension liability crisis.The very next day, our Board of Directors voted unanimously approving a resolution of support of Mayor Curry’s proposed solution. DVI and its board of directors encourage Downtown supporters to vote “yes” on Duval County Referendum No. 1 on August 30.
For more information on the Mayor’s plan, visit here and make sure to vote ‘yes’ on August 30. There are six days left of early voting, more information on your polling station information can be found here.
Give Back By Volunteering at Art Walk:
We’re looking for volunteers for September’s Dog Days of Summer Art Walk. Give back to your community and plus, volunteers receive cool perks and get to play with puppies! To sign up, visit here today.
Oktoberfest at Art Walk is Back!
On October 5, celebrate the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at Art Walk, our biggest Art Walk of the year. Hosted by Curtis Dvorak, Oktoberfest will include a polka band, contests, a carnival zone, a kids zone and of course, German beer and the traditional tapping of the keg!
What’s the best way to enjoy Oktoberfest? VIP of course! VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverages, private bathroom access, #DTJax swag and more. Purchase your VIP tickets today!
If you or someone you know is looking for an internship this Fall, DVI may be the perfect fit! We are looking for marketing, events and research interns so if you love Art Walk, want to get to know Downtown better or are looking to find out how an organization like ours works, apply today! Read our blog to hear about an internship experience at DVI.
More information on the internship positions can be found here, and if you’re interested please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 State of Downtown Report:
Downtown Vision, Inc. released an 18-month summary on the state and growth of Downtown Jacksonville. This report provides details on development successes and announcements, office and employment trends, residential growth, retail mix, arts and culture, tourism, transportation and more. Read the report in it’s entirety on our blog or visit dtjaxreports.com to download the PDF.
DVI Annual Report Available:
Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2014-2015.