Jacksonville Community Council, Inc started in 1975 as a recommendation of the Ameila Island Conference, which met in May of 1974. It was conceived as a neutral convener of concerned citizens to engage in the study of issues confronting the City of Jacksonville after Consolidation in 1968.
Over the years, JCCI produced over two hundred reports and studies involving several hundred concerned citizens.
There were significant funding issues following the Great Recession culminating with a decision to place JCCI into a dormant status.
The Florida Times-Union ran an editorial on February 22, 2021 calling for the return of JCCI. Subsequently, a group of concerned citizens reactivated the organization and held an organizational meeting of the Board of Directors.
As Jacksonville rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1901, JCCI has returned to provide an independent voice of concerned residents expressing their thoughts about the vital issues of the day.