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April 20 NEFAR General Meeting

Registration is open for the April 20 general meeting, featuring speaker Florida Senator Aaron Bean, who will provide an update on the most recent legislative session. 

The event is from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Rd., Jacksonville (at the intersection of J. Turner Butler Blvd. and I-95 in the Southpoint area).

Cost is $10 for NEFAR members, which includes a hot buffet lunch.

Register on the Calendar tab of this site.

Speaker Information

Aaron Bean - Florida Senate, 4th District / Proudly Serving Duval and Nassau Counties

Aaron Bean was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2012. He was subsequently re-elected without opposition in 2014 and 2016 and is currently serving as chair of the Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities Committee. Before being elected to the Florida Senate, Aaron served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, including a term as chairman of the Duval County Legislative Delegation in 2008.

He was tapped by then-Speaker of the House Marco Rubio to chair the House Health Care Committee, which oversaw all health care policy and the appropriations for approximately one-third of the state budget. Prior to being elected to the Florida House in 2000, Aaron served as a commissioner and mayor of the City of Fernandina Beach and was named “Best of the Best” by the Fernandina Beach News-Leader.

In 2017, Aaron was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association for his support and commitment to osteopathic medicine and the delivery of quality health care to the citizens of Florida. He was also named “2017 Child Advocate of the Year” by the Northeast Florida Pediatric Society, a “Distinguished Alumni” by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, and a “Distinguished Advocate” by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to serving as president of Compass Bank in Nassau County for 11 years, Aaron has successfully launched four small businesses, including the High Energy Auction Company. He has been a professional Florida auctioneer for more than 17 years, and his quick wit and impressive results have put him in high demand as an auctioneer throughout the State of Florida.

Aaron received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville University and is currently the relations development officer at UF Health Jacksonville. He has been a Rotarian for 26 years and a volunteer for numerous organizations, including the National Alliance for Mental Illness, the YMCA, Crime Stoppers and Nassau County Schools. Aaron and his wife, Abby, reside in Fernandina Beach, Florida and have three sons: Bradley, Gray, and Walker.