Angie Nixon is a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of Stanton College Prep and the University of Florida. Angie grew up attending Philippian Community Church, in the heart of the district. Angie, a former District Aide for FL House District 14, knows the needs of the district’s residents.
Angie has turned her passion and love for the community into a 10 yr career as a community organizer. Over the years, she has created place-making events that provided access to healthy food options in food deserts, brought in educational opportunities and training opportunities for small business owners, and created family friendly environments that focused on the overall health and well being of residents.
In 2013, Angie co-founded and operated Northside & LOVE (Lifting Our Various Enterprises) for a few years, which was a summer arts and vendors market that took place in the district at Lonnie Miller Park, sponsored by VyStar and Aetna. Angie is also the founder of Kidpreneur Fest, an annual event that showcases kid entrepreneurs and allows them to pitch their businesses for a chance to win funding for their business. Angie has previously partnered with State Representative Tracie Davis and the Jax Chamber on this event.
Angie is currently the organizer and co-founder of The Melanin Market. The Melanin Market is in its fourth year of operation and services the community by providing small business owners with resources to grow their businesses, providing healthy food options in a food desert and connecting residents to resources and services needed to enhance their quality of life.
Angie also raised over $10,000 for single moms affected by Hurricane Harvey
Angie is the current Director for the Florida Public Service Union’s Higher Education Campaign and previously the State Field Director for the Service Employees International Union. Angie also served as the North Florida Regional Organizer for New Florida Majority.
Angie is also the founder of The Moxie Group, a community outreach and consulting firm that focuses on empowering underserved and underrepresented communities. Angie is the mom of a real life superhero, 13 year old author, Natalie “Moxie” McGriff! They recently opened a smoothie/ice cream/sandwich shop on the Eastside of Jacksonville called “Natalie’s Nook & Candy Shop!” The goal is for their restaurant, is to bring healthy food options to the food insecure neighborhood.