Joe Courter: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 4:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 4:06 p.m.
Joe has been involved in community activism for many years in many various forums, activities, and projects. He is perhaps best known locally as a co-founder and the driving force behind the Iguana, a local monthly newsletter, and the Civic Media Center.
Category: Community Service
About Joe Courter
Occupation: Publisher, The Gainesville Iguana
Years in Gainesville: 30
Spouse: Jenny Brown
As described at the CMC website: "The Civic Media Center & Library, Inc., founded in October of 1993, is an alternative library, reading room, and infoshop. Its mission is to provide community access to information and points of view not carried, or incompletely carried, in the for-profit and corporate media. The CMC serves as a resource for activists working to create more just and sustainable communities. The Center is also a community space that hosts political, educational, and cultural events."
Submitted by Wes Wheeler