October 2020 Newsletter



SAME JAX'S Industry Day will be held Nov 17th 2020. Please visit

to register or sponsor! 

Our Next Meeting!

Our next meeting will be held Oct 28th and will focus on Cybersecurity. 

Please click below or visit to register!


Nationals Recognizes Three SAME JAX Members as Fellows

SAME held its first-ever virtual Fellows Investiture Ceremony on Sept 16, 2020.  Among the Fellows Class of 2020 were 3 individuals from the Jacksonville Post: Brian Files, Tony Buitrago and Douglas McCutchen.  Each of these individuals have provided dedicated service to SAME and the Jacksonville Post for many years and they are very deserving of this distinguished accomplishment.  If you are interested in becoming an SAME Fellow, check out the following link:  The process has already started for 2021 candidates but you can certainly set a goal for 2022 or beyond!


September Meeting Slides

Last month's meeting was presented by Jacksonville's JEA, a community-owned utility that proudly serves an estimated 478,000 electric,  357,000 water, 279,000 sewer and 15,000 reclaimed water customers. 

The slides from the presentation are available by clicking here. 

To view a recording of the meeting, Click Here (46 mins) Recording password: nP2FzduJ



For each new individual member that a current Post member recruits the new member will receive a high quality “SAME Jacksonville Post” polo shirt as does the recruiting member which can be worn on the golf course or in professional settings.  (Limit 1 shirt for each existing member). All new recruits earn a shirt.

If a current post member recruits 6 members via new Individual or Sustaining Members the recruiting Post member will receive a $200 gift certificate Visa or MasterCard gift card in addition to the polo shirt.

Post members may also be acknowledged for other membership contributions such as those whose sustained actions go above and beyond demonstrating Society values (leading by example), achieving membership tenure goals or other like deeds.

Please contact Elizabeth May at [email protected] or (321) 230-8085 for more information.


All Things Membership!

The Membership Community of Interest (COI) is having their semi-annual meeting on Nov 11 @3PM ET and it is open to anyone interested in growing the society. Email [email protected] for details


The Diversity and inclusion Working Group has launched a survey and encourages everyone to participate. All responses are confidential!



SAME Values

Integrity: Unwavering commitment to always do what is right, regardless of consequences.
Patriotism: Support our national ideals and take pride in our country.
Public Service: Recognize the critical contribution that public servants make in supporting the economic and environmental needs of the nation.
National Security: Recognize the dedication of our national security team, comprised of the uniformed services, civil service and contractors, in defending freedom.
Technical Competence: Deliver high-quality solutions.
Excellence: Strive for the highest standards of performance in all actions, both personal and professional.
Environmental Stewardship: Preserve, protect, conserve and restore our national resources through sustainable practices.

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