2022 Great Cities Symposium

2022 Great Cities Symposium

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Garden Club of Jacksonville

1005 Riverside Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Join us for the 2022 Great Cities Symposium featuring Bob Buckhorn, mayor of Tampa from 2011-2019.

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Scenic Jacksonville welcomes Bob Buckhorn as its guest speaker at this year's Great Cities Symposium on October 12th at the Garden Club of Jacksonville.

The Great Cities Symposium is an annual program hosted by Scenic Jacksonville for the purpose of bringing inspired examples of leadership and peer city solutions to the people of Jacksonville. The program aims to inform, entertain and connect one another while continuing discussions of how we can continue to improve our city for the benefit of future generations.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour including beer and wine, a signature cocktail and delicious hors d’ouevres from Biscottis. Our speaker program (including Q & A) will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. followed by desserts and cocktails from 7:30-8:00 p.m.

Bob Buckhorn presided over the rapid growth and increased vibrancy of Tampa’s urban core during his two terms as mayor of Tampa, from 2011-2019. With a focus on community engagement, infill development, business partnerships, streamlined city processes and the previously underutilized Hillsborough river, Buckhorn led Tampa’s transformation into what is now a top city for corporate business, private equity and start-ups, with a thriving young professionals economy.

Last year’s Great Cities Symposium featured former Chattanooga mayor Ron Littlefield and in 2019, the 40-year Charleston mayor Joe Riley. Both events were captivating, educational and highly enjoyable and have set a standard to further Scenic Jacksonville’s goals.

This annual event is the primary fundraiser for Scenic Jacksonville to further its mission to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic beauty of Jacksonville, Florida.

Thank you to our gold sponsors FIS Global, Foley & Lardner, the Brinton Family, Barbara and William Harrell, and all our other sponsors and supporters who have made this event possible.


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Bob Buckhorn, former mayor of Tampa, 2011-2019.

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