City Council Packet as Proposed for Oct 28

The City Council Packet as proposed for October 28, 2014 has been posted here.

Recreation Survey

Please Help Us!

The City and County are cooperating on the development of the second edition of the City of Jackson & Jackson County Joint Recreation Plan. Your input is needed! Plese click here to take an online survey. 

Happy Halloween!

 City Council Halloween Resolution.

Leaf Drop-Off Program

The City's Leaf Drop-Off Program will begin Saturday, November 1st. View more details.

Holiday Schedule

 View the 2014-15 City Holiday Schedule.

2014 City Council Meeting Schedule

View the 2014 City Council Meeting Schedule

Message from

Mayor Jason C. Smith

Greetings and welcome to the city of Jackson, Michigan. With more than 30,000 residents, Jackson is an exciting blend of culture, industry, retail and recreation.Jason C. Smith

Jackson’s location at the intersection of two major highways – Interstate 94 and U.S. 127 – makes it an ideal place for residents and businesses alike. The city welcomes new companies with open arms and is ready to provide the support they need to be successful. Interested in remodeling a store front or redeveloping a brownfield site? Our Downtown Development Authority and Community Development Department offer grants to assist you in transforming those sites to meet your unique needs.

Our city is also full of wonderful recreational opportunities. The city’s parks system is second to none. Numerous neighborhood parks and two large, multi-purpose parks beckon residents and visitors to come enjoy the great outdoors.  Ella Sharp Park, a 475-acre jewel, is home to an 18-hole golf course, golf learning center, ball fields, swimming pool, soccer fields and the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History.  Nixon Park features athletic fields, a swimming pool/water park, and a skateboard/inline skating facility. The Jackson Parks and Recreation Department organizes sports leagues and activities for people of all ages. And we have an extensive trails system for walkers, joggers and bikers.

For your cultural enjoyment, the city has an enticing art community.  Armory Arts Village offers a unique live/work environment for artists. The Village is frequently open to the public for tours of the artists’ studios and the rest of the complex. At nearby ART 634, local artists of all types gather to create and sell their works.  The new Grand River Arts Walk connects this area to downtown Jackson.

So whether you are a visitor, resident or prospective new business, we hope you find this website to be a useful and easy to navigate resource. We have links to all of our departments and helpful information on a variety of topics. Explore the site and find out for yourself what makes Jackson an official “Cool City.”