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Welcome Jim Overton, Property Appraiser

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.

Meet Jim Overton
Duval County Property Appraiser

Jim Overton is a fifth-generation Floridian and a native of Jacksonville's westside. He was elected Duval County Property Appraiser in 2003 and reelected in 2007 and 2011.

Public service is a family tradition for Overton. His grandfather served in the Florida Legislature, and several cousins have served on Florida county commissions or in the legislature. Overton was elected to the Jacksonville City Council in November 1992 and reelected in 1995 and 1999.

Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA); Member, Florida Association of Property Appraisers; Member, International Association of Assessing Officers; Florida Real Estate Broker - Voluntarily Inactive; Admissions and Certification Committee, Florida Department of Revenue.

University of North Florida, Master of Public Administration; Washington & Lee University, Cum Laude B.S. in Commerce.

Prior Government Experience:
Jacksonville City Council President 1997-98, Vice-president 1996-97, Rules Chairman 1994-95, Finance Chairman 1996-97, Public Services Chairman 1995-96, Historical Buildings Task Force Chairman 2001-02.

Prior Business Experience:
28 years in private sector; CEO regional electronics engineering company.

Honors and Awards:
•FL Association of Property Appraisers - 2012 President’s Award
•Northeast FL Association of Realtors - 2007 Public Official of the Year
•FL Association of Property Appraisers - 2006 Legislative Award
•Pi Alpha Alpha - Public Administration National Honor Society
•Nature Conservancy - Conservation Award
•Boy Scouts of America - Silver Beaver Award
•Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Award
•Jacksonville Historical Society - Preservation Award
•Greenscape - Canopy Award
•Rotary Club of West Jacksonville - Shircliff Award
•Riverside-Avondale Preservation Inc. - Public Service Award
•Jacksonville Children's Commission - Hero Award

Present Civic Involvement:
•YMCA - North FL Metro Area Board Member
•Great Muskogee District BSA, Finance Committee Member
•First Coast Tiger Bay Club, Board Member
•Timuquan Trail Parks Foundation, Board Member
•North Florida Soaring Society, Board Member
•Florida Tax Watch, Member
•Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, 27 years perfect attendance

Past Civic Involvement:
•President, Florida Association of Property Appraisers
•Troop 2 Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chair
•Leadership Florida, Class XXXVIII
•President, First Coast Tiger Bay Club
•Advocacy Chairman, JCCI St. Johns River Study
•President, Rotary Club of West Jacksonville
•Jacksonville Housing Partnership, Board Member
•Muskogee District Chairman, Boy Scouts of America
•Cecil Field Naval Air Station Redevelopment Commission
•Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Board Member
•Theatre Jacksonville - oldest continually producing community theatre in America
•JCCI Study Groups Race Relations, Municipal Financial Health, St. Johns River
•Volunteer Jacksonville - city-wide volunteer coordination
•JaxPride - coalition for visual enhancement

•Golf, music, outdoor adventures, private pilot

   Upcoming Club Event
The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville is presenting a night at the Alhambra featuring the play “Driving Miss Daisy”.  Proceeds will benefit the Episcopal Children’s Services “Generations Start” Project.   March  6, 2013 at The Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach Boulevard.

Our club has committed to buying the entire show for the evening and we will have exclusive use of the venue.  Reception will begin at 5:30 PM with the bar being on the main floor.   Dinner service will be 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Show begins at 8:00 PM.

Each club member is responsible for the sale of 4 tickets at $75.00 each for a total of $300.00.  Your account will be billed automatically March 6.  *Sale or purchase of a sponsorship at any of the levels below satisfies your ticket responsibility.

There are sponsorship opportunities at the following premium levels:  (See promotional sheet at the sign-in desk for the complete benefits of each sponsorship level.)
Title Deed Package          $7,500
Limo Package                     $5,000
Driver’s Package               $2,500 
Passenger’s Package       $1,000 

From The Board
The Board is pleased to announce the following candidate has been approved for your consideration into membership:  Brynn Titone.  Brynn's sponsor is PP Odette Struys and her classification is Military-Veteran's Assistance.  Anyone having an objection should submit it in writing to the Board within ten (10) days. 
Recap of the February 5th Meeting
Greeters:  Ryan Maloney, Travis Peters, Cheryl Robitzsch & Robyn Watson
The Pledge & Prayer:  PP TedJohnson 
Elementary School Tutoring Update: Richard Dow

New Member Introduction: Wayne Young introduced Robyn Watson
Introduction of Visitors & Guests:  Bob Massey 
    Introduction of Guest Speaker: Lynn Betros
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Marc Litt M.D.

In observance of February being Heart Awareness month Dr. Marc Richard Litt, M.D., a certified interventional cardiologist, was the guest speaker.