Jacksonville Beach mayor to speak


Few people are as knowledgeable of our Beach community — past and present — as Chris Hoffman. The very busy Hoffman wears two hats as the mayor of Jacksonville Beach and as executive director of the Beaches Museum. She will speak at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library on Tuesday, June 4, as part of the Friends of the Library Speaker Series. Her talk centers on “Our Beaches: Past, Present and Future.”

Hoffman is the first woman to serve as mayor of Jacksonville Beach. She graduated from Fletcher High School, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her MBA from the University of North Florida. She had previously served as a two-term city councilwoman.
The Beaches Museum’s mission is to preserve and share the distinct history and culture of the Beaches area. As executive director, Hoffman oversees the day-to-day operations and the programs and events that have grown to include Springing the Blooms, Pablo Beach Train Day, the Chapel Concert Series, monthly Boardwalk Talks and exhibits spotlighting the Beach life.
The June 4 program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s FOL Community Room. Doors will open at 6 p.m.