You have the power to bring change to your community and rename a city street for John the Baptist. Sign our your local petition to bring John the Baptist Boulevard to communities all across the country. If there is not already a petition for your community, start one today!
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Bring John the Baptist Boulevard to Your City
Join the movement and take action. To help you get started, we've prepared a variety of Community Resources. These materials are designed to be a starting place for a movement in your city. Downloadable letters and sample petitions can be customized and tailored as needed to address your community.
Meet the Founders
John the Baptist Blvd is a grass roots, community driven movement gaining popularity every day. The simple but powerful idea to recognize John the Baptist started as an idea shared by two men in Jacksonville, Florida. Meet the men who started the movement.
John D. Arwood
John D. Arwood is president of Arwood Site Services and has built nationwide waste management and site services businesses. He has built his life and company on the foundation of hard work, biblical principles, honesty, and humility. This is a foundation he attributes directly to his father and to his family upbringing. As a result he is known as a dependable, plain spoken guy, whose innovative ideas have driven positive change within the industry.
Arwood has a history of championing community driven movements. As the founder of Waste & Recycling Workers Week, he invited the nation to celebrate the men and women of the waste, recycling and sanitation industry. What started as a local effort quickly grew into a nationwide week of recognition. Following his fathers example with Sanitation Workers for Jesus, John D. Arwood is expanding his efforts to champion faith in our communities by recognizing John the Baptist.
Toney T. Sleiman
Toney T. Sleiman is CEO and President of Sleiman Enterprises, Inc., one of Florida's largest privately held real estate companies. Owned and operated out of Jacksonville, FL, the 65-year-old company has developed more than 150 shopping centers throughout the Southeast and today owns more than 90 properties totaling over 5 million square feet of retail space. Sleiman has also volunteered on the board of multiple nonprofits, including the American Cancer Society and Goodwill.
While Sleiman may be known primarily as a businessman, he is also a compassionate philanthropist, supporting a variety of organizations. In addition to his support for nonprofits, Sleiman has shown incredible support for local churches and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For those who know him well, it will be no surprise to find that he is now a champion for the movement to rename Beach Blvd to John the Baptist Blvd.
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