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Community Mourns Loss of Community Member Jay Jabour
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A native of Mississippi, Jay Jabour moved to Jacksonville in 1986 and opened Karl's Clothiers just a year later. He quickly became a community leader known for economic development and community preservation in his beloved San Marco. Jabour was elected to Jacksonville City Council with 62% of the vote.

Community Appointments and Recognition for His Devotion to Jacksonville:

  • Appointed to the first Southwest Citizens Planning Advisory Council by Mayor Ed Austin.  Served as Chairman.
  • Appointed to the first Southwest Municipal Code Enforcement Board by Mayor John Delaney.  Served as Chairman.
  • Appointed to a Sheriffs Advisory Council by Sheriff Nat Glover.  Served as Chairman.
  • Appointed to Mayor's Transition Sub Committee for the Children's Commission by Mayor John Peyton.
  • Appointed to Downtown Development Authority by Mayor John Peyton.  

A Life Dedicated to Community Service:

  • Past member of the Northwest Behavioral Health Services Board of Directors.
  • Member Southside Businessmen's Club
  • Member Jacksonville Community Council, Inc.
  • Member San Jose Catholic Church
  • Member San Marco Preservation Society
  • 2006 Recipient of NWBHS Points of Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Economic Development
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