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.
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.
New! Annual Board Development & Training Conference. Thursday and Friday, February 1-2, 2018.
Specifically designed for current nonprofit leaders, board members, and staff of Onslow County nonprofits, the Jacksonville Onslow Nonprofit Board Development Conference will take place this year on February 1 & 2, 2018.
Topics covered at this two day event will include: Leadership, Grant Proposal Development, Assessing Revenue Streams, Understanding Financial Statements, Board Roles and Responsibilities, and Social Media Training.
This program is being offered in partnership with Coastal Carolina Community College's Small Business Center, QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations), the City of Jacksonville, and United Way of Onslow County.
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.
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.