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Meet Shandy Thompson
- Raising a family in Jacksonville Beach
- Graduate of the Citizen Police Academy
- Police volunteer
- Involved in securing another K9 officer for the Jacksonville Beach Police
- Advocated for a water fountain for the Carver Community Center
- Pushed for the city to create a better plan for my district’s growth
- Actively involved with local government over the past three years
Shandy grew up in a military family. From an early age, she understood the importance of patriotic duty to serving one’s community. Her father, a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, received orders to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville in 90’s and retired shortly after that.
In the early 2000’s, she fell in love with Jacksonville Beach; the small town beach instantly felt like home. It was an area where she could put down roots and build a community. It was also where she met her husband, Trey Thompson, a Jacksonville Beach native. Nine years ago, they purchased a house on 3rd Avenue South in District 1. Intimately familiar with the surrounding parks, beaches, and area, it was the perfect opportunity to become a Jacksonville Beach local. The district has become home for Shandy and Trey their home to raise two adventurous boys; where their children will grow and attend our local schools.
Not only is Shandy a mother and a wife, but she also works full time as a business analyst in the finance sector. She’s no stranger to balancing budgets, transparency in financial distributions, finding unique solutions to problems, and communicating with large audiences. Working within a Fortune 500 company, Shandy knows how to cut through bureaucracy and get things moving. Whether that means following up on an issue or bringing a problem to light, Shandy is up to the challenge.
Following an outburst of violence on her street in 2011, Shandy became actively involved. Immediately, she began attending city council meetings, petitioning for attention and resources to be brought to her neighborhood. She attends city council meetings whether in person or online, along with ordinance hearings, variance boards, city workshops, and more. She is also a recent graduate of the Jacksonville Beach Citizen Police Academy. Her driving inspiration has always been Jacksonville Beach.
In 2014, the year Trey was diagnosed with brain cancer, that same community came together to support the Thompson family. Jacksonville Beach came together beautifully during the following years of questions and chaos, solidifying this as the Thompson’s forever home. For the past four years, the Jacksonville Beaches community has been the family’s backbone; it is now time for Shandy to give back.
Shandy is invested in the beaches future and being an advocate to support public safety, strategic growth, and helping to ensure a high quality of life. With creativity and a fresh outlook, she brings much-needed experience in balancing budgets and community investment. Let Shandy be your voice for District 1.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”100PX”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]