To learn more about what the events taking place throughout the City of Jackson and the surrounding areas, visit the Jackson County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For information pertinent to those looking to live, or already living, in the City, visit the following departments:
The City of Jackson is Michigan’s quintessential city-with-a-small-town-feel. It maintains just the right balance of city living and outdoor recreation, making it a perfect spot call home. Once known as the “Crossroads of Michigan”, due to its location at the I-94/US 127 junction and its use as a major railway hub, it is now more like the crossroads of innovation as it is led into the future by an eclectic group of entrepreneurs and artists.
With 12 public school districts, three charter schools, and seven private and parochial schools, Jackson County is a great place to start or continue the paths towards success. Although close in proximity, each school is distinct and offers a learing environment rich in resources and tradition. There are also three higher learning institutions in Jackson County: Spring Arbor University, Baker College and Jackson Community College.
Get your official welcome to the City of Jackson, and follow the authentic correspondence of our City’s Mayor here. Whenever something new and exciting is happening in the City, look to the Mayor’s Office to learn about it first. Also, you can voice your questions, comments or concerns directly to the Mayor’s Office through this department.
With 22 parks totaling more than 600 acres, the City of Jackson features limitless outdoor recreational opportunities. The Jackson Parks, Recreation and Grounds Department manages all public outdoor areas like City cemeteries and downtown plaza common areas. If it’s happening outside in the City of Jackson, it’s most likely being managed by this department!
When living in the City of Jackson, feelings of safety and security are high on our priority list. Both Jackson City and County police headquarters are located in the heart of downtown to assure quick response to any emergency. You can also view an interactive map of where crimes are being reported, get info on any con-artist scams taking place and get pertinent information related to your neighborhood, all through the Jackson Police Department.