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Canceled – March 18 – PWC Luncheon
March 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$22 – $27
In order to support the local, state and federal efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, JAX Chamber is suspending all events until at least March 27.
Program: Congressman John Rutherford
John Rutherford (FL-04) is serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He sits on the House Appropriations Committee where he serves on three subcommittees: Homeland Security, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.
John has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1958, and attended Florida Junior College and Florida State University where he studied Criminology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 171st Session, and the National Executive Institute. He began his career in law enforcement in 1974 as a patrolman in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, working his way up through the JSO where he eventually served as Director.
In 2003, 2007, and 2011, John was elected Sheriff of Duval County. For three terms and twelve years, John ran a 3,200 employee office, and due to his effective leadership, homicide and overall violent crime in Jacksonville dropped to a 40-year low. Using a model of intelligence-led and community-based policing, John and his team of law enforcement professionals dramatically improved neighborhoods and prevented crime throughout the community. He also made the mental health component of the criminal justice system a priority, reducing the recidivism rates of the mentally ill and facilitating their treatment. John also served as Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Florida Sheriff’s Association, where he advocated before the legislature for policies that strengthened constitutional rights, supported our law enforcement, and enhanced public safety across the state.
John has been happily married to his wonderful wife Pat for forty-six years. They enjoy their two children and six grandchildren, and they are also devoted members of Assumption Catholic Church in Jacksonville.
Spotlight Speaker: Barbara Trapp, Zen Your Den
Barbara Trapp is a Certified Professional Organizer®, and productivity and life coach.
She has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources, Training and Development, and Process Improvement, and holds specialist certificates in Residential Organizing, Life Transitions, and Workplace Productivity. She is also a Certified DISC & Driving Forces Facilitator.
Barbara graduated from FSU with a B.S. in Leisure (yes, you heard that right!) and has moved 20 times.
In 2016 she quit a well-paying job in a toxic environment, packed her car and drove around the country for three months, listening to many top business and personal development books. 22 states and 52 books later, she was ready to start her own business.
Barbara is the owner of Zen Your Den and Zen Your Biz and offers non-judgmental help to busy and overwhelmed people.
Website: Zen Your Den | Zen Your Biz
Have a dietary restriction or preference? Let us know when you register. Please add a comment in the note section if you need a special meal like Gluten-free or Vegan/Vegetarian. We can only accommodate special meal requests for online ticket orders, not at the door.
Advanced Online Registration:
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON TUESDAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
After 12:00 p.m., the price is $27 for both members and guests at the door.
$22 PWC members | $25 non-members
Reservations are held until 11:45 a.m. Then we allow those on the waitlist to use the empty seats. No refunds. If you are having problems with the payment process, please let us know in our contact form.
For assistance with a payment issue or receipt, please contact Council President, Christina Elmore at Christina.Elmore@amerisbank.com, or 904-661-4475.