Edgecombe Hired to Oversee Riverfront, Parks

Edgecombe Hired to Oversee Riverfront, Parks
Laura Phillips Edgecombe

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund has hired Laura Phillips Edgecombe as Principal, Downtown Public Spaces. Edgecombe will be an Executive on Loan to the City of Jacksonville, working with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, with responsibility for facilitating the equitable activation of Downtown public spaces for the benefit of all Jaxsons.

Edgecombe will oversee the strategy and implementation of activation plans for the Downtown Riverfront and other Jacksonville parks and public spaces, including Riverfront Plaza and Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park. She will serve as a liaison between city agencies, nonprofit partners and community groups, and will help ensure that public capital improvements, private development and activation initiatives are coordinated to maximize value for our community.

“Laura is an energetic, results-driven, creative initiatives leader who is committed to building vibrant and inclusive public spaces for Jacksonville’s Downtown – both on and off the riverfront,” said Mari Kuraishi, president of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. “Laura is well-positioned to oversee a Downtown public spaces strategy that welcomes community participation and a wide variety of partnerships.”

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