Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss, but a May Community Conversation on the subject drew a large number of local residents to discuss risks and prevention strategies.
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a follow-up conversation about suicide that focuses on special populations including LGBTQ+, adolescents and older adults. Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversation will be held on Monday, August 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nassau County Council on Aging Fernandina Beach Life Center, 1901 Island Walk Way. The event includes speakers who will outline the specific risks faced by these special populations, as well as how to identify the individuals at risk. The event is hosted by the Nassau County Council on Aging.
Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversation is free and open to the public. In addition to the presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion with the speakers. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested.
To register, please email email@example.com or call (904) 415-9350.
About Starting Point
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 2,800 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 25 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, visit spbh.org.
Join us for the next installation of our 'Coffee with Your Commissioner' program on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
This month's guest is City Commissioner Mike Lednovich. For the past 20 years, Commissioner Lednovich worked as a business consultant and helped companies and organizations like Disney World, the Philadelphia School District and Pratt & Whitney succeed and achieve their goals. As a relative newcomer to Fernandina Beach, Commissioner Lednovich feels that he has a unique perspective on the needs on the City, allowing him to take a fresh look at the community without any preconceived biases. His priorities include working to protect our beaches, tree canopies, wetlands, Historic District, residential neighborhoods and local businesses that collectively make Fernandina Beach so special.
Meetings with individual Commissioners are scheduled periodically throughout the year. The program presents Chamber of Commerce members with the opportunity to discuss topics in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. There is no agenda for these meetings. Business leaders will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns, while simultaneously giving the Commissioners a chance to learn more about businesses within their district.
'Coffee with Your Commissioner' is free for Chamber members are $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
Don't miss the last open house event for the Timber to Tides SR200/A1A Corridor Design Study on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida.
This event is intended to be convenient for residents living from Amelia Concourse to the Shave Bridge, but is open to all.
The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and Planning and Economic Opportunity Department have kicked off a major corridor design plan for a 13 mile segment of A1A/SR200 in Yulee. The planning process is envisioned to be completed by the end of 2019.
The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has engaged GAI Consultants to work with the County in completing a corridor design plan for the State Road 200/A1A/ Buccaneer Trail Corridor from Police Lodge Road west of I-95 and continuing east to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Envisioned as the Timber to Tides Trail, the goals of the study are to transform SR 200/A1A into a place that functions not just as a major roadway, but a place that provides different opportunities for living and working, and creates a sense of place in Nassau County based on our community’s history, character, and quality of life. The County seeks a plan for the Corridor so that it will be functional and of value to the community over the long-term. The study will emphasize community identity, enhance the public realm and streetscape, encourage recreation and bicycle and pedestrian activity, promote compact mixed-use development patterns, and improve environmental quality and floodplain management, while also attracting private investment and making use of already developed sites.
The County would like to hear from residents, businesses and visitors about your vision for SR200. Please join us at this open house event to learn more about the project and share your opinions on the future of the corridor.
For more information, please visit www.NassauCountyFL.com or call (904) 530-6010.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce announces the next EmpowHER! Luncheon for Monday, August 19, 2019 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
EmpowHER! is a Professional Women's Network which enhances the personal and professional growth of businesswomen in Nassau County. Luncheons include guided roundtable discussions on trending topics, an inspiring speaker and mentoring and partnership opportunities that will help drive careers.
This month's guest speaker is Megha Parekh, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Megha works with legal, technology and people development teams at the Jaguars. Her teams are responsible for employee training, support and development; technological systems and support for the office and certain systems in the stadium and at the amphitheater; and all legal matters, including transactions, compliance, disputes, risk management, government relations and insurance. In December 2012 and 2013, Forbes Magazine included Megha in the 30 Under 30 Sports List, which honored the country's top sports athletes and executives under the age of 30 who "represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation." More recently, she was selected for Sports Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list in 2018 and has also been named a Woman of Influence in 2014 and Ultimate Attorney in 2016.
Ticket for the luncheon are $25.00 for Chamber members and $40.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are required in order to attend this event. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
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