Congratulations to two area women who have been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on a major commission.

 

Sabeen Perwaiz of Jacksonville and Judi Spann of Jacksonville Beach were among five Floridians named by Scott to serve on the state’s Commission on Community Service.

Perwaiz is the executive director of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance and has earned numerous honors for her community and civic work.

She is a past citizen member of the Times-Union Editorial Board.

And she is a major leader of TEDxJacksonville.

Perwaiz will serve on the community service commission until Sept. 14 of this year.

Spann is a longtime public relations and communications professional in our area; her term on the state commission will run to September 2019.

Bravo to Perwaiz and Spann!

LOCALS AMONG TOP DRIVERS

Let’s have an approving honk of the horn for truck drivers Andrew Jones of Orange Park and Phillip Powell of Baldwin for teaming up to win Company of the Year honors from CFI, a North American full-truckload carrier.

CFI recently announced its 2017 Drivers of the Year awards, and Jones and Powell were among those honored for their overall performance and skill in putting safety and customer service first.

LGBT SURVEY FEEDBACK

Cheers to The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, which will hold a Feb. 3 community feedback session to discuss a recent survey conducted to assess the needs and priorities of Jacksonville’s diverse LGBT community.

The Feb. 3 feedback session, which is open to all, will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in The Community Foundation’s offices at 245 Riverside Ave, Suite 310.

The survey was done last fall across Northeast Florida.

It was funded by the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida, which is an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.