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By Nassau County Board of County Commissioners


Public Transit Meetings

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), in partnership with Nassau County, is conducting a study of public transportation opportunities in the region. This study will update the 2015 Transit Study to reflect demographic, economic, infrastructure and industry growth trends that impact public transportation services and needs. The Transit Study document will include a financial plan identifying existing and projected operating and capital funding sources; a strategic plan for marketing and promoting transit services; and the implementation steps for five-year and ten-year planning periods.
Public participation is an integral part of the study and we want to hear from you! JTA will be hosting two public meetings to share information about the study and to get your feedback. Representatives will give a presentation and exhibits will be available for review. Your input will be used to help identify service improvements for future transit. 
The two meeting dates are as follows: 
CallahanTuesday, February 13, 2024 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Callahan Multi-Use Facility, 543350 US Highway 1, Callahan, FL 32011
Fernandina BeachThursday, February 15, 2024 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Peck Center Auditorium, 516 S. 10th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Thank you in advance for participation and for providing valuable feedback to the County.

Notice of Railroad Crossing Closure

On behalf of First Coast Railroad, the Nassau County Road Department is issuing a Notice of Intent to Begin Construction on the following railroad crossing due to repairs needed. They will be working as hard as possible to have it repaired as soon as possible but it will be closed between 5 to 9 hours, varying on repairs needed.

Bonnieview Road in Fernandina Beach, FL – February 13, at 7:00 am to February 13, at 4:00 pm — Proposed Detour: S. 8th Street to Clinch Drive to Bonnieview; Bonnieview to Clinch Drive to S.8th Street. 

Please note that this date is subject to chance due to weather and/or other conditions. 

For additional information, please contact Asa with First Coast Railroad at (904) 404-6825.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

We are excited to announce that the Board of County Commissioners will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony next week in celebration of the upcoming construction of a new Fire Station 70 to be located at the corner of Old Nassauville and Hardy Allen Roads. This new station will replace the existing station currently located on State Road 200 near the SR200/Nassauville Road intersection.  

Learn more

Reminder: Nassau Night

Don’t forget that next Saturday, February 17, 2024 has been proclaimed “Nassau Night” for the Nassau Pride’s home game in celebration of Nassau County’s 200th birthday.

Enjoy a game of professional basketball, meet some Elected Officials, and provide input for Nassau Vision 2050 to help us plan for the future of Nassau County!

Bicentennial Event Successful

On Saturday, January 13, 2024, the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the Bicentennial Kickoff Event at Wildlight to celebrate Nassau County’s 200th birthday. The event included a chili cookoff, cornhole tournament, vendors, food trucks, games and live music. The event was well attended throughout the day and while we don’t have an exact figure, it is estimated that several thousand came to the event throughout the day.

More than 600 people visited the Visioning Tent to share their thoughts and big ideas on the future of Nassau County. Activities were available for all ages and backgrounds including the postcards to your future self mural, community priority sticker boards, custom coloring sheets created by Arts & Culture Nassau, a shark teeth guessing game thanks to the Nature Center, and more!  

To learn more about the event and to see lots of great photos, please click here.

Seniors Night Out

We are excited to announce that we will offer a free “Seniors’ Night Out” for people in the community who are 55 and older on Saturday, March 9th from 4-9pm at the Callahan Multi-use Facility and outside courtyard of the Callahan Fairgrounds.

This free event will feature a buffet dinner from Callahan BBQ, dance lessons, live music by “Laid Back” with intermittent dance times with a DJ, door prizes and more. Council on Aging will be offering an ongoing shuttle service from the Fairgrounds parking lot to the main entrance of the event.

We hope that our seniors will take this opportunity for a fun night of dining, dancing, and socializing! 

Free Tree for Kids from Neighborhood Forest

The Nassau County Public Library System is pleased to partner with the Neighborhood Forest, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 to help children learn more about the Earth and to help beautiful neighborhoods. 

At this time, parents can register for their kid to receive a tree in time for Earth Day (April 22nd). All you need to do is scan the QR Code on the attached flyer or visit their website to sign-up your child/children. During registration, you will be asked which Library branch you would like to pick your tree(s) up from. It is unknown at this time which trees they will give away as they try to allow flexibility based on registration and the number of trees available, however the species information will be released to you prior to delivery day. 

The deadline to sign up is March 15, 2024 so don’t delay!

Fabulous Flags of Fernandina in Quilts

Beginning Saturday, February 10, 2024, the Fernandina Beach Library will host an interactive exhibit – Fabulous Flags of Fernandina in Quilts. Presented by Laura Hemke of The Amelia Island Quilt Guild, this exhibit highlights the history, evolution, expressions, processes and techniques of creating quilts with an emphasis on textile art works created to represent the eight flags that have flown over Fernandina. The exhibit will be on display through April 19, 2024.

Public Meetings

Below are public meetings scheduled for the week of 

February 12 – February 16, 2024.

Please note that meetings are subject to change. Please review our website calendar for up-to-date information. 

Meeting agendas can be located here.

Board of County CommissionersMonday, February 12, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.Public Services Building,96161 Nassau Place,Yulee, FL 32097
Development Review CommitteeTuesday, February 13, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place,Yulee, FL32097
Code Enforcement BoardTuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place,Yulee, FL32097
Planning & Zoning Board(rescheduled from Feb.6, 2024)Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.Commission Chambers, 96135 Nassau Place,Yulee, FL32097

Job Opportunities Available

The Board of County Commissioners currently has numerous job opportunities available. In addition to having the opportunity to work close to home and to serve your community, the County offers the following benefits: 

  • Free Health Insurance (for employee)
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Reimbursement

To view job descriptions and associated salaries,  click here.

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