Cultural Council role won’t derail Michael Boylan’s bid for Jacksonville City Council
Jacksonville City Council candidate Michael Boylan, the former CEO of WJCT, is poised to become interim director of the city’s Cultural Council.
The organization helps to facilitate arts endeavors, and is funded by the City of Jacksonville as well as by numerous state government entities.
Boylan, who is just six months from an election against Republican Rose Conry, noted Thursday that while it was “premature” to assume the posting was a “done deal,” he could serve in a short-term role and still run for City Council.
“For the past nine months I have served as the (volunteer) Chair of the Northeast Florida Long Term Recovery Organization without the benefit of a full time administrator which we were able to bring on in August and through it all I don’t believe my campaign efforts were compromised,” Boylan told us.
“As to serving as the interim head of the Cultural Council, I first must note that board has not yet voted on my hiring (my understanding is that they meet next Thursday) so it’s a bit premature to assume it’s a done deal,” Boylan said.
“In the event that it is approved, however, it will be with the understanding that