Daniel Mahoney was elected Mayor of Jackson by voters in 2021 and 2023. He brings nearly a decade of public service to the position by representing the eastern half of the city on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Mahoney was the County Commissioner for District 7 from 2014 to 2021. When he was sworn-in as Mayor in Dec. 2021, he became the City’s first African-American Mayor.
Mayor Mahoney was born and raised in Jackson and graduated in Jackson High School in 2000. He currently works as the African-American Affinity Liaison for Jackson College and runs the non-profit Many Hands Community Services. The Mayor is active in several community organizations, having served on the City’s Racial Equity Commission and the MLK Corridor Improvement Authority.
In his time as Mayor, Mahoney is focusing on continuing Downtown Jackson’s forward momentum and extending that progress into neighborhoods. He’ll also prioritize economic development, public safety, street improvements and continuing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
He lives on the City’s southeast side with his wife, Semaj, and their five daughters. His current term ends in Dec. 2026.
The Mayor's Vision for Jackson
A city with safe, vibrant, walkable neighborhoods with a thriving economy, well-maintained infrastructure, where anyone can feel at home, look to raise a family or retire, and where local government exists to serve the citizens of the community.
State of the City Address
Every year, the City of Jackson organizes a State of the City Address. This is an opportunity for the Mayor to give a speech that reflects on the City's accomplishments over the previous year and set future priorities. Links to recordings of these events are included on this page.