The inaugural First Coast Legislative Delegation meeting, to be held Thursday at Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute, is going to be different from the Duval Delegation meeting held the day before.

For one thing, it will be regional in nature, including 16 representatives and senators total.

And for another thing, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry will keynote the event.

Curry’s speech — to be given over lunch — begins at 12:15, after a morning full of expert panels.

The event starts at 8 a.m, and the colloquy kicks off at 9, with an education panel including school superintendents from Duval and St. Johns counties, Nikolai Vitti and Joseph Joyner. The two supes will be joined by Terrie Brady, head of the Duval Teachers’ Union.

At 10 a.m, the discussion rolls on toward the transportation sphere; the tripartite panel there includes Jeff Sheffield from the North Florida TPO, Brad Thoburn from the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, and Joseph Debs of Reynolds, Smith, and Hill.

Healthcare takes pride of place at 11 a.m., with UF Health CEO Russ Armistead, Florida Blue GuideWell COO Prakesh Patel, and Christine Sapienza, JU’s Dean of the College of Healthcare Services.

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