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Posted on: January 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Make a difference in Jackson by serving on a City board or commission

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Residents wanting to make a difference in the community are invited to serve on City of Jackson boards and commissions. The City is currently looking for residents to fill 30 vacancies on 13 boards and commissions. Applicants may be residents or non-residents of the City of Jackson depending on the opening. Interested applicants may submit a Board/Commission Application on the City website.  

ELLA SHARP PARK BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 1 opening. This board oversees park activities and plans in Jackson’s largest public park, Ella Sharp Park. Members also typically serve on the Parks and Rec Commission.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION: 3 openings. The commission develops environmental policies for the City. Its goal is to create a cleaner, greener future in Jackson. 

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION: 3 openings. The HDC works with the City to make decisions on ways to preserve historic homes and businesses within Jackson’s historic districsts. 

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION: 3 openings. The HRC promotes mutual understanding, dignity and respect among all racial, religious and nationality groups, and works to discourage and prevent discrimination.

INCOME TAX BOARD OF REVIEW: 3 openings. This resident board reviews appeals to income taxes. 

JACKSON PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION: 3 openings. JPAC advises the City Council on public art displays and City imagery, along with reviewing plans for public art in the community. 

JACKSON BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: 2 openings. The authority oversees the use of tax funds to redevelop former industrial and commercial sites that need special attention to be redeveloped.  

MLK CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY: 1 opening. The authority promotes the redevelopment of the S. MLK Dr., Prospect St. commercial corridors by overseeing the use of tax dollars for re-investment in the area. 

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION: 3 opening. The commission oversees Parks and Recreation Department programs, improvements plans, and proposed events. Members also typically serve on the Ella Sharp Park Board of Trustees.  

YOUTH COUNCIL: 6 openings for City residents. This council, which is comprised of 15 high school students, makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the needs of children, families and young adults in Jackson. 

Applicants will be selected by the Mayor, with final approval coming from the City Council. These are volunteer positions. Each board or commission member serves a term specific to their appointment. Due to City ordinance, applicants will not be eligible for a position if they owe unpaid taxes to the City of Jackson. 



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