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My name is Celestine Mills, a native of Jacksonvile, and a District Ten West Jax resident. I am a divorcee, and the proud mother of one son, Ranard Mills, and two grandchildren. My educational background include graduating from Samuel Wolfson High School and the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.
Included among my leadership experiences are: Team Leader and Supervision in several Fortune 500 corporations; volunteering with Cities in Schools projects promoting balance activities and mentorships; coaching Pop Warner Cheerleaders; serving as VP of the Sweetwater Athletic Association; The Clara White Mission; The City Rescue Mission; and other Non-Profit organizations supporting the under served population of Jacksonville.
Additionally, I serve as a director on the Board of Directors of The Sassy Seniors & Steppers, Inc.; The Charmettes, Incorporated; and enjoy membership with the National Congress of Black Women, Jacksonville, Florida Chapter.
Having developed, at an early age, a deep commitment toward family and community, I understand the importance of fostering positive inter/intra neighborhood relationships. Our neighborhoods and communities have been enriched by the selfless and altruistic contributions made by ordinary people who make extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of others. I fully embrace that tradition of community involvement, volunteerism, and working with others in order to foment positive community outcomes.
Great cities are distinguished by cohesive neighborhoods and communities. I sincerely believe that Jacksonville can become a great city by fortifying and strengthening its neighborhoods and communities. Particularly by eclipsing sloganeering and idle promises and investing resources in those "Barely Livable" neighborhoods stymied by unfulfilled promises, mandates, hand-shake agreements, and consultant studies.
As your representative on the City Council of Jacksonville, I will dutifully "Look, Listen, and Respond." By Look, it means that I will study, research, and explore the avenues and corridors of city government for district improvements. It is way past time for the "progress needle" to move clock-wise.
To Listen, it means that I will dutifully listen to you, my constituents. Neighborhood Meetings will be scheduled so that we can "talk shop" and collectively get a fresh start. We will meet with all fourteen (14) neighborhoods that comprise District Ten in order to develop specific strategies for measurable improvement.
To Respond. It means that I will dutifully respond to you via website postings, emails, newsletters, phone calls, and most importantly, conveying City Council District 10's issues to the city council and to the City of Jacksonville. When your requests are feasible, together, we will work toward resolution. When they are not, I will have the temerity to advise as such while seeking consensus.
Although I have not held office as an elected official, I ran second to the incumbent in the 2015 Democratic Primary and have shadowed the district in council meetings, district matters, etc., for the past four years.
CELESTINE MILLS WILL "LOOK, LISTEN, AND RESPOND"