The authority for the international port of Jacksonville, Fla., is trolling for a PR or public affairs agency to provide counsel and develop an engagement plan.

jaxportThe Jacksonville Port Authority, which today announced a new CEO after a national search, wants to engage stakeholders and foster third party advocacy for its projects and its strategic master plan, particularly over environmental and budget concerns.

The Authority has $117.5M budgeted for capital improvements in FY 2013.

The selected firm will become part of the Authority's external affairs task force, handling media/community relations, speakers' bureau and other PR endeavors.

The Authority, known as JAXPORT, had $52M in operating revenues in fiscal year 2012 as 8.2M tons of cargo shipped through its facilities.

Proposals are due June 28.

View the RFP (PDF).