The Group of Social Media Influencers Will Share Unique Local Content to Promote Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Visit Jacksonville, the City’s tourism marketing organization, is excited to introduce our new social media Tourism Ambassadors. This exceptional group of eight passionate Jacksonville residents will each use their voice, and social media clout, to help us share with the world why they love living in Jacksonville by featuring the unique experiences and attractions that make our city one of the best places to live, play and visit in Florida.

“As people begin to travel again, they want to experience a new destination from a local standpoint and do the things that locals do. Visitors want to eat at the cool neighborhood restaurant, they want to shop at the boutique with the locally made goods, they want to safely have fun where the locals go. One of the best ways for them to know that any spot is legit is to first discover it through the eyes of people who live here and who truly know and love their hometown,” said Katie Mitura, Director of Marketing for Visit Jacksonville. “We have identified those Jacksonville Ambassadors and we are partnering with them to show off the best of Jax.”

Our official Visit Jacksonville Ambassadors are:

·       Shawana Brooks, Artist & Curator

·       Rance Adams, TV Personality & Adventure Seeker

·       Kelly Rich, SPAR Executive Director & Passionate Downtown Core Advocate

·       Wilson Haynes, Ocean Photographer

·       Katrice Shorter, Fashionista & Lifestyle Blogger

·       Jill Cruz, Food Blogger

·       Jacksonville Mom, Family Fun Website

·       Po & Tigress, Adventure Pups

Each Ambassador will share exciting Jacksonville content thru their social media sites, from food to family fun to art to outdoors/nature. They will use the hashtag #onlyinjax and you can find their content on our accounts as well, go to @Visit_Jax to see some of the fun local experiences our Ambassadors are already enjoying.

You can read more about each Visit Jacksonville Ambassador, what they love about our city, and explore their social media sites HERE. Visit Jacksonville will continue to add more local ambassadors in the future, if you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a Visit Jacksonville Ambassador, let us know by contacting us online:



Patty Winters

About Visit Jacksonville

Visit Jacksonville is a Destinations International accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Jacksonville. For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to or contact 800-733-2668.