#DTJax Weekly Update: August 30 – September 5

The following is this week’s issue of the “#DTJax Weekly Update” e-newsletter. To receive this in your email inbox each week, sign-up here.


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DVI Updates 


Vote YES on County Referendum No. 1 Today!


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Downtown Vision’s leadership believes the funding of the pension is crucial before the revitalization of Downtown Jacksonville can continue.

A YES vote on County Referendum No. 1 will establish a dedicated funding source for the pension burden and free up general fund dollars to be used for other high priority items, including public investments in #DTJax.

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:

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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!

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For more information, visit


We’re Looking for Interns!

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


2015 State of Downtown Report:

2015-State-of-Downtown_v3-for-print_lowres_Page_01Downtown 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 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.