John Delaney


John Delaney

Infobox Mayor
name=Mayor John Delaney



state_house=
state=Florida
district=
term=1995 - 2003
preceded=Ed Austin
succeeded=John Peyton
date of birth=June 29, 1956
spouse=Gena Delaney
profession=President of UNF
religion=
party=Republican Party|

John Adrian Delaney (born June 29, 1956) is an American lawyer, politician and university administrator. A member of the Republican Party, he was the mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, serving two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2003. After being succeeded by John Peyton in July 2003, Delaney was appointed president of the University of North Florida.

Delaney was born in Lansing, Michigan and was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. His family moved to Jacksonville when he was 16. He graduated from Terry Parker High School and attended the University of Florida, where he joined Delta Upsilon fraternity and received a B.A. and a law degree. Delaney served as Jacksonville's General Counsel and as chief of staff to former mayor Ed Austin before being elected mayor himself. He defeated former mayor Jake Godbold to become the first Republican elected to that office since 1888.

During his mayoral term, Delaney was noted for launching the Better Jacksonville Plan, a massive, $2.25 billion package of projects for municipal improvements funded by a sales tax increase, as well as the Preservation Project, a series of land grants for parks. He was one of the most popular mayors in Jacksonville's history, enjoying consistently high approval ratings and running unopposed for his second election. In 2003, he received the President's Conservation Achievement Award from The Nature Conservancy for the Preservation Project.

Delaney's time as President of UNF has so far seen a surge in building projects, including a new Student Union building and a new Social Sciences building, as well as a proposed slate of new programs to build UNF according to the master plan. [ [http://www.unf.edu/masterplan/ UNF-2005 master plan ] ] Under his leadership, the university has launched a flagship program designed to identify its top programs, which will run through 2009. The program works with local and state officials in finding suitable programs that students can use to benefit the First Coast area and the state of Florida as a whole. This program, which was planned together with former student Fernando Bernardino, is set to go through 2009. Delaney has made UNF the only state university in Florida to promise not cutting employee positions in the wake of the budget shortfall in the state in 2008.

Delaney and his wife Gena married in 1980. They have four children; Bill, Adrian, Meg, and Jimmy.

References

External links

* [http://www.unf.edu/unfinfo/president/ University of North Florida President's Office page]
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