Ju'Coby Pittman, CEO/President
As a native of Jacksonville and the CEO/President of the Clara White Mission. Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman has been working to improve Jacksonville for over 30 years by implementing programs that effect change through cost-effective initiatives by engaging the community. She was featured on the “Today Show” for developing innovative training programs to stabilizing the lives of veterans, the homeless, and the underserved. As an extension of the veteran program initiative, she raised $3.8 million to develop and opened the Henri Landwirth “Beaver Street Veterans Villas and Outreach Center” in 2017 and develop transitional housing for homeless veteran women. She transformed this historic vacant downtown structure into a life-changing furnished “One Stop Shop” full-service permanent housing facility that includes supportive services.
Ju’Coby Pittman was appointed by Governor Rick Scott, on July 12, 2018, and voted by the constituents in 2019 to serve as Jacksonville City Council Member for District 8.
Since being selected by the Board of Directors of the Clara White Mission, 27 years ago, Pittman continues the legacy of service. Community engagement has kept her actively involved on the forefront of Jacksonville’s progression through developing programs that promote and champion economic growth and community revitalization. Her proven leadership, experience, vision, and hands-on approach has focused on veteran services, licensed vocational training through the Department of Education, that includes Culinary Arts, Janitorial/Construction Clean-Up, Electrical, and Environmental Safety & Agriculture Safety Training through NCCER(National Center for Construction Education and Research); job creation, job placement, housing, neighborhood preservation, and revitalization. Pittman and her team have developed the White Harvest Farm & Training Center, an initiative of the Clara White Mission, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the USDA to serve families living in food desert communities.
Pittman has served on the transition team(s) of Jacksonville’s four mayors: Mayor John Delaney, Mayor John Peyton, Mayor Alvin Brown, and Mayor Lenny Curry. In addition to serving as an active member on numerous boards of directors including Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Cummer Museum, Urban League, Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, and the Sheriff’s Custom Notification Team. She is a member of Leadership Jacksonville, Leadership Florida, Jacksonville Civitan’s, and the Downtown Rotary Club. She worships at Bethel Baptist Church and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Ju’Coby, has received numerous accolades for her commitment and leadership to our community. Some of her achievements include: The Eve Award for Employment, the FBI Community Leadership Award, Leadership Jacksonville Award, Mayor’s Commission on the Statues of Woman, NAACP Leadership Award, Jessie Ball
duPont Leadership Award, HUD Community Empowerment, KAPP’s Award, and Bethel Baptist Community Award.
She holds dual degrees in business administration from Florida State College in Jacksonville (Associate in Arts Degree) and Jones College (Bachelor of Science Degree). Additionally, she was honored with a Doctorate of Humane Letters by Jones College and serves as one of the institution’s most accomplished alumni. She was a participant in the CLIMB Program at EWC. She is the proud parent of two children.