Posted on: November 8, 2019
The City of Jackson’s New Loose Leaf Collection Program will be the focus of a neighborhood meeting organized by Second Ward City Councilmember Freddie Dancy on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
Councilmember Dancy organized the neighborhood meeting fo...Read on...
Posted on: November 6, 2019
The Jackson Police Department and the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff are looking for community members interested in becoming reserve officers and reserve deputies. Reserves are volunteers that assist the Jackson Police Department and the ...Read on...
Posted on: October 29, 2019
Here’s what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019.
It was a quick meeting with a short agenda, lasting under 30 minutes.
The most notable action item on the agenda was awarding a rehabilitation contract.
It rec...Read on...
Posted on: October 25, 2019
After nearly a year of construction, we're getting a close look at the what the new and improved Cooper Street/I-94 interchange will look like once it's complete. A construction engineer from the Michigan Department of Transportation gives us an update on...Read on...
Posted on: October 21, 2019
The annual tradition of bagging fall leaves in the City of Jackson is now an activity of the past. Following approval from the Jackson City Council, residents will now be able to rake loose leaves to the curb for collection by the City’s Departm...Read on...
Posted on: October 16, 2019
It started in 2008 with six neighbors with a drive to make a difference in their community.
“We just wanted to have our neighborhood safer and build better relationships with the police department,” said Carie Meadows, founder of the B2 Watchers ...Read on...
Posted on: October 16, 2019
The skyline of Downtown Jackson is undergoing massive changes as several new developments and building renovations take shape.
While some worry this means all of the City’s resources are going to the downtown area, new data from the City of Jacks...Read on...
Posted on: October 15, 2019
They were once just empty lots on the city’s south side where houses used to stand.
While some may have seen urban emptiness, Diane Washington saw opportunity.
“We’ve had so many people stop by and tell us that it really looks nice and they appreciate us be...Read on...
Posted on: October 15, 2019
Solutions to curb gun violence, marijuana establishments in the city, and Halloween hours.
Watch this video to see what was decided at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Jackson City Council. Read on...
Posted on: October 14, 2019
The Fall 2019 edition of the City of Jackson Newsletter is now available!
The newsletter keeps residents up to date about what's happening in City government and all over the community.
It is mailed to residents all over the City.
You can...Read on...
Posted on: October 3, 2019
The City of Jackson has received the Government Finance Officers Association award for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting or CAFR, for fiscal year ending in 2018. The GFOA represents federal, state/provincial and local finance official...Read on...
Posted on: September 24, 2019
Over the last several weeks there has been reported cases of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) across Southwest Michigan. Many of you have heard reports in the media, including a recent statement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Servic...Read on...
Posted on: September 12, 2019
The City of Jackson Department of Public Works is starting its Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Monday, Sept. 23. The flushing activity will be happening all over the City of Jackson and some areas of Blackman, Summit and Leoni townships.
Fire hydrant...Read on...
Posted on: September 4, 2019
A revitalized alley in Downtown Jackson has been named for a woman who came to Jackson seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad. At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, the Jackson City Council approved the renaming of Victory Lane on W. Michigan A...Read on...
Posted on: September 3, 2019
The road repair millages, pay increases for city staff, and a new name for a revitalized alley in Downtown Jackson, Watch this video to see what was decided at the Sept. 3 meeting of the Jackson City Council. Read on...
Posted on: August 29, 2019
Fourth Street at the intersection of Horton and Stonewall roads is now open to traffic.
This area was closed for several months for a massive construction project. The intersection was realigned to provide better traffic flow and to provide more pedestrian...Read on...
Posted on: August 28, 2019
Federal funds will be used in the coming years to replace two aging railroad bridges in Downtown Jackson.
It was announced last week that the U.S. Department of Transportation had granted more than $23 million to the Michigan Department of Transportation t...Read on...
Posted on: August 27, 2019
More fresh pavement has come to Jackson!
Five street construction projects are all wrapping up at the same time.
From neighborhood streets to busy intersections, watch this video to see which projects are coming to a close. Read on...
Posted on: August 22, 2019
Streets continue to be improved in the City of Jackson.
The City of Jackson continues to make progress in resurfacing four neighborhood streets on the city's west side.
Grinnell, Thompson, Higby and Durand streets have all seen major att...Read on...
Posted on: August 19, 2019
Jackson residents have an opportunity to participate in a survey that will help officials shape the City’s parks and recreation offerings in the coming years. The City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department is starting the process of revisin...Read on...
Posted on: August 14, 2019
Firefighters at the Jackson Fire Department are working with the latest stabilization tools when they go to rescues at a vehicle crash or fire scene. Two sets of the tools, called Rescue 42s, were recently acquired by the fire department and put into serv...Read on...
Posted on: August 7, 2019
Jackson City Hall closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon so City of Jackson employees could attend active shooter training at City Hall. Dozens of employees received training from the Jackson Police Department about what they should do to stay safe ...Read on...
Posted on: July 31, 2019
Fourth Street is now back open to traffic following a large construction project! The street was resurfaced from Audubon Blvd. to Ella Sharp Park, and the roundabout at West Ave. was reconfigured. It was taken from two lanes to just one lane to make it ea...Read on...
Posted on: July 30, 2019
The skyline of Downtown Jackson is about to undergo another dramatic change with the addition of the Albert Kahn Apartments to the downtown area. A groundbreaking for the new low-to-moderate income housing development is planned for Monday, Aug. 5 at 12:3...Read on...
Posted on: July 29, 2019
A historic cemetery in Jackson is being recognized by the National Park Service for its contributions to the Underground Railroad. Buried in Mt. Evergreen Cemetery are seven people who played important parts in the Underground Railroad in Jackson County. ...Read on...
Posted on: July 17, 2019
Firefighters from the Jackson Fire Department are now using the latest life-saving technology when they go out on rescues. The department recently acquired two new machines called “LUCAS 3”. The product from Stryker is affixed to patie...Read on...
Posted on: July 11, 2019
A neighborhood south of Downtown Jackson is about to receive a big overhaul, as the City of Jackson prepares to start a massive road construction project on Monday, July 15 that will last until mid-November. The work focuses on the area surrounding Austin...Read on...
Posted on: July 8, 2019
A busy construction season in Jackson continues this week, with crews starting work on four city streets. One of the road construction projects impacts a major thoroughfare in Downtown Jackson, while the three other projects are happening on neighborhood ...Read on...
Posted on: July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019 marks Jackson's 190th year! Watch this video to learn about our community's humble origins back in 1829. Read on...
Posted on: July 2, 2019
The City of Jackson Summer Newsletter is being mailed out to residents. Click on this link to learn the latest news from the City.Read on...
Posted on: June 28, 2019
When you’re out and about in Jackson this summer, you’re likely to see a group of young people working hard to clean up the city. Micah Cretsinger, a recent graduate of Jackson High School, is one of them. “This is actually m...Read on...
Posted on: June 25, 2019
Community events, funding for construction projects, and an unusually short meeting! Watch this video to see what was decided at tonight’s Jackson City Council meeting.Read on...
Posted on: June 21, 2019
Consumers Energy will be in a Jackson neighborhood over the next four months replacing gas mains.
Starting Monday, June 24, workers will dig up old gas mains and replace them with new gas lines.
The gas main replacement project will focus in areas...Read on...
Posted on: June 12, 2019
Stopping gun violence, supporting LGBTQ rights, and a new traffic circle. Watch this video to see what was decided at the June 11, 2019 Jackson City Council meeting.Read on...
Posted on: June 7, 2019
Mayor Derek Dobies has signed a Mayoral Proclamation that declares June 7, 2019 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Jackson. In this video Mayor Dobies talks about what the City of Jackson is doing to stop gun violence in the community. Read on...
Posted on: May 23, 2019
As Jackson residents plan summer holiday celebrations, they will want to be aware of new rules about fireworks. In December, 2018, Gov. Rick Snyder signed new rules for using fireworks in Michigan. The Jackson City Council changed the City of Jackson&...Read on...
Posted on: May 15, 2019
Watch this video to see what was decided at the May 14, 2019 meeting of the Jackson City Council. Read on...
Posted on: May 14, 2019
Construction on The 200 mixed-use development officially began Tuesday, May 14 with a groundbreaking event in downtown Jackson. The four story building located at the corner of Pearl and Jackson will feature 86 apartments with commercial space on the firs...Read on...
Posted on: April 16, 2019
The City of Jackson 2018 Annual Report has been accepted and placed on file by the Jackson City Council.
The annual report highlights the accomplishments and innovations of City leaders and departments over the past year.
The report can ...Read on...
Posted on: April 15, 2019
The City of Jackson is raising a glass to a special award that honors the tastiness of our drinking water. At its annual Spring Regional Meeting in Livonia on April 9, the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association awarded the City of Jackso...Read on...
Posted on: April 12, 2019
The Spring 2019 newsletter is being mailed out to City of Jackson residents. Residents can now look forward to getting the latest news from the City of Jackson once a season.
The spring issue contains information about new features at parks, road...Read on...
Posted on: April 5, 2019
Major changes to the way residents move around Downtown Jackson is getting statewide attention. At its 3rd Annual Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 4, the Lansing-Jackson Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers honored the City of Jackson and th...Read on...
Posted on: March 28, 2019
Mayor Derek Dobies has selected the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond as the 2019 Mayor's Book of the Year.
Watch this video learn more about this year's selection. Read on...
Posted on: March 20, 2019
The City of Jackson is getting an early start on road construction season. On Thursday, March 21, crews will continue efforts to resurface three neighborhood streets on Jackson’s west side.
These streets are currently in poor condition and have not receive...Read on...
Posted on: March 19, 2019
The Bentley family has lived in a two story house on Merriman Street in Jackson for 12 years. While it is a familiar setting, they’re now seeing it with new eyes following a big makeover. “It’s like a whole new house,&rdq...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2019
At Thursday night’s special City Council meeting, the Jackson City Council unanimously approved a resolution to rename Francis Street, from Cooper Street to South Street, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The street will soon be known as Martin Luther Ki...Read on...
Posted on: February 27, 2019
Watch this video to see what was decided at the Feb. 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council. Read on...
Posted on: February 15, 2019
The Jackson City Council has enacted a pioneering ordinance to help renters in the City of Jackson who have been forced from their homes because of dangerous living conditions.
At their Feb. 12 meeting, council members gave final approval to the Relocation...Read on...