Community Affairs

Citizen Academy

Jacksonville's Citizen Academy is designed to offer City residents who are interested in becoming more involved in local government and its activities, the opportunity to learn more about what city government does, and offers direct insight to the various city operations.

Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission

The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission encourages and supports sporting events, tournaments and activities that help in the local economic growth and development. The Sports Commission supports events like Jacksonville Jamboree, a three-day sporting event, Onslow Special Olympics, The annual Race for Warriors, as well as many other activities. Each year, the Sports Commissions inducts local sports professionals into the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony banquet.

Nonprofit Assistance

The City believes that the nonprofit community is able to provide services to Citizens comprehensively and efficiently. In support of nonprofit efforts the city sponsors an annual Nonprofit Board Development and Training Conference and the Quarterly Nonprofit Executive Roundtable designed to enhance professional development and provide resources.

Coming Up! Nonprofit Executive Roundtable Sessions at Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center

Growing Your Nonprofit One Relationship at a Time - Wednesday, November 14, 8:30AM-10:30AM
Register Online

This program is being offered in partnership with Coastal Carolina Community College's Small Business Center, QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations), and the City of Jacksonville.

Sturgeon City & Sturgeon City Institutes

The revitalization of Sturgeon City at Wilson Bay continues to be a project led by citizens and City Council. A Clean Water Management Trust Fund has been established and an Educational Center Built to further efforts. Educational programs are in effect year round for students and community groups. Each summer, Sturgeon City hosts hundreds of area high school students for the Sturgeon Summer Learning Institutes in science, biology, engineering, leadership, arts, and media.

Youth Services & Programs

The Jacksonville Youth Council mission is to engage, teach, and involve our young people in activities to help build an affinity for the community of Jacksonville and Onslow County. High school students from Jacksonville and throughout Onslow County join together at the Jacksonville Youth Center for events and activities. The JYC establishes priorities for community projects, musical summits, and charity events.

Youth Services also include HARMONY, a youth led philanthropic group that helps fund youth led projects in the area.

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