90 Blocks - 14 Ambassadors - Serving since 2013
Ready to give directions, answer questions, provide assistance, or walk you to your destination, the Downtown Ambassadors are Jacksonville's Downtown cleanliness, safety and hospitality team. The Ambassadors are an extra set of eyes and ears on the street and work closely with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the city to improve Downtown Jacksonville. Ambassadors are easily identified in their bright orange polo shirts and pith helmets as they walk and bike throughout Downtown Jacksonville, day and night. The Downtown Ambassadors began operation in October 2001, and have made a tremendous impact on Downtown.
Heard on the Street in Jacksonville
"I recently called the city about the trash that had been piling up around a bus stop no longer in service on River Place Blvd. (between the Strand and River Place Towers). Not long after that, as my husband and I were out walking, Ambassador Beverly Waters came up and introduced herself and said she was working with JTA to get the trash dumped and the area cleaned. The next day it happened—everything was put in order.
That was Monday of this week. On Wednesday evening we saw Beverly at the Art Walk and thanked her. In the process, we discovered DownTown Visions. We’d seem the ambassadors on bikes, but never knew quite who they were or what they did. Beverly is certainly a great ambassador and I wanted to let you all know that. Thank you for being there and helping our city."