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CITY OF JASPER
ELECTION NOTICE
The City of Jasper will hold an Election for the City
Council Seats representing Districts 2, 3,& 4
On Tuesday March 3, 2020

Candidates interested in qualifying to run for office
Must pick up their qualifying packets in person
In order to receive filing instructions and information from
Marcus Collins City Clerk/City Manager or Loretta Taylor, Deputy City Clerk at City Hall
Packets will be available on Tuesday December 4, 2019.

The qualifying period begins at Noon on
December 4, 2019
And ends at Noon on January 3, 2020

Welcome to Jasper, Florida
Set in the North Florida lowlands 83 miles west of Jacksonville, 90 miles east of Tallahassee, 35 miles south of Valdosta Georgia, 32 miles north of Lake City, the town was founded close to supplies but far enough away to retain some independence and solitude. Jasper is believed to rest on land originally thought to be the site of Miccosukee Indians, a sub tribe of the Seminole nation. The 1823 Treaty of Moultrie bought the Indian lands and the population was required to move east of the Suwannee River. This allowed settlers to move into the area. A suspected Indian burial mound is located at Baisden Swamp just on the outskirts of Jasper. Six miles north of Jasper along the Alapaha River an established Indian village called Halato Micco once stood, suggesting the type of Indian inhabiting the area where artifacts of pottery, spear points, and arrowheads are often found.

During the Second Seminole War (1835-42) pioneers throughout Hamilton County began assembling into a frontier village for mutual protection against Indian raids. By the end of the war, they were referring to their little clearing in the wilderness as ‘Jasper’ in honor of the Sergeant William Jasper, one of the best known ‘Southern’ heroes of the Revolutionary War.

For questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City of Jasper’s Compliance Officer, Marcus Collins, at (386) 792-1212.  For additional questions on fair housing, please contact  Marcus Collins, the City Manager at (386) 792-1212.