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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Jobs for Jacksonians 2015 Career Fair Set for Sept. 30


The City of Jackson, in partnership with the Metrocenter Mall, will host the “2015 Jobs for Jacksonians Career Fair” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Metrocenter Mall.

Businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate in this citywide event designed to provide job opportunities to the citizens of Jackson.

Over 100 companies will participate in this year's career fair.

Hiring companies will conduct on-site interviews with the job seekers. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with key personnel from each business and collect vital information which may lead to future career opportunities.

Contact Jonathan Barnett, Jobs for Jacksonians Coordinator with the City of Jackson at (601) 960-0377, for more information.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the “2015 Jobs for Jacksonians Career Fair!”Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Business Highlight for September: Capital Restaurant Supply


The City of Jackson recognizes Capital Restaurant Supply as the Business Highlight for September 2015. The business had a humble beginning in 1949, established in a garage apartment on Porter Street in Jackson and subsequently moved to a residence on High...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015




BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor of the City of Jackson, Mississippi that:

WHEREAS, the adoption of open data improves the provision of citizen services, increases transparency and access to public information, and enhances coordination and efficiencies among City of Jackson (“City”) departments, divisions, and partner organizations; and

WHEREAS, much of the data collected by the City is stored within each Department, impeding the ability to aggregate, analyze and synthesize it to better allocate public resources; and

WHEREAS, access to public information promotes a higher level of civic engagement and allows citizens to provide valuable feedback to government officials regarding local issues; and

WHEREAS, every citizen has the right to prompt, efficient service from the government; and

WHEREAS, this policy also will facilitate the proactive provision of information currently sought through Public Records Act requests; and

WHEREAS, in commitment to these objections, the City will consider public information to be open and will proactively publish data consistent with applicable public records law; and

WHEREAS, information technologies, including web-based and other Internet applications and services, are an essential means for Open Government, and good government generally; and

WHEREAS, the protection of privacy, confidentiality and security will be maintained as a paramount priority while also advancing the government's transparency and accountability through open data.

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Jackson, it is ordered that:

Section 1: Definitions

a. "Data" means statistical, factual, quantitative, or qualitative information that is regularly maintained or created by or on behalf of a City department.

b. "Open data" means data that is available online, in an open format, with no legal encumbrances on use or reuse.

c. “Open format" means any widely accepted, nonproprietary, platform-independent, machine-readable method for formatting data, which permits automated processing of such data and facilitates search capabilities.

d. “Dataset" means a named collection of related records, with the collection containing data organized or formatted in a specific or prescribed way, often in tabular form.

e. “Protected information" means any dataset or portion thereof to which a department may deny access pursuant to the laws of the State of Mississippi.

f. "Sensitive information" means any data which, if published on the Open Data Portal, could raise privacy, confidentiality or security concerns or have the potential to jeopardize public health, safety or welfare to an extent that is greater than the potential public benefit of publishing that data.

g. "Publishable data" means data which is not protected or sensitive and which has been prepared for release on the open data web portal.

h. “Governance Committee” means the Committee which consists of at least fifteen (15) persons, designated by the Mayor of the City of Jackson. The pool of designees shall consist of City employees and local community leaders.

Section 2: Open Data Initiative

a. The City will develop and implement practices that allow it to:

1. Proactively release all publishable City data, making it freely available in open formats and fully accessible to the broadest range of users;

2. Publish high quality, updated data to encourage maximum use;

3. Maintain an open data web portal that provides a central location for published City data;

4. Minimize limitations on the disclosure of public information while appropriately safeguarding protected and sensitive information; and

5. Encourage innovative uses of the City's publishable data by departments, the public, and other partners.

b. The development and implementation of these practices shall be overseen by the Governance Committee, which will report to the Mayor, or to the Mayor's designee.

c. The requirements of this Order shall apply to any City department, office, administrative unit, commission, board, advisory committee or other division of City government ("Department”) including the records of third party department contractors that create or acquire information, records, or data on behalf of the City.

Section 3: Governance

a. Implementation of the Open Data Initiative will be overseen by the Governance Committee, which will work with the City's departments and divisions to;

1. Identify a lead open data coordinator for each City department. This lead will be responsible for managing that department's participation in the Open Data Initiative;

2. Oversee the creation of a comprehensive inventory of datasets held by each City department which is published to the Open Data Portal and regularly updated;

3. Develop and implement a process for determining the relative level of risk and public benefit associated with potentially sensitive, non-protected information so as to make a determination about whether and how to publish it;

4. Develop and implement a process for prioritizing the release of datasets to the Open Data Portal which takes into account new and existing signals of interest from the public (such as the frequency of FOIA requests), the City's programmatic priorities, existing opportunities for data use in the public interest, and cost;

5. Establish processes for publishing datasets to the Open Data Portal, including processes for ensuring that datasets are reviewed for use-appropriate formats, quality, timeliness, and exclusion of protected and sensitive information;

6. Develop and oversee a routinely updated, public timeline for new dataset publication; and

7. Ensure that published datasets are available for bulk download.

b. In order to increase and improve use of the City's open data, the Governance Committee will actively encourage department and public participation by providing regular opportunities for feedback and collaboration.

Section 4: Web Portal

a. The City will maintain an Open Data Portal where the City's published data will be publicly available.

b. Datasets published on the Open Data Portal shall be placed into the public domain.

Section 5: Open Data Report and Review

a) Within one year of the effective date of this Executive Order, the Governance Committee shall submit an annual Open Data Report to the Mayor. The report shall include an assessment of progress towards achievement of the goals of the City's open data program, a list of datasets currently available on the Open Data Portal, and a description and publication timeline for datasets envisioned to be published on the portal in the following year. Following this initial report, the Governance Committee shall submit an updated report yearly.

b) During the review and reporting period, the Governance Committee should also make suggestions for improving the City's open data management processes in order to ensure that the City continues to move towards the achievement of the policy's goalsRead on...

Posted on: September 1, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Signs Executive Order on Open Data


Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Tuesday, Sept. 1, signed an executive order on open data as the first step in the City's commitment to establish an open data policy and make key city data sets available to the public.

Establishing an open data policy and practice is a critical part of Jackson's work with What Works Cities, the Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded national initiative launched in April 2015 to enhance cities' use of data and evidence to improve residents' lives.

“Jackson will codify and standardize open data processes and policies to share data openly with residents, as well as internally,” said Jackson Mayor Tony T. Yarber. “We’ll ensure staff across city departments understand the purpose of data collection, regularly collect and publish data, and make decisions based on such data.”

The City of Jackson will receive expert advice from the Sunlight Foundation, which will develop a formal, comprehensive open data policy while codifying the collection and liberation processes. The city will work with Sunlight and The Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University to help the city make data available to the public in a more useful and responsive way; and link open data to the city’s performance management dashboard when it becomes available.
Within 30 days after engagement begins, Jackson will review and update open data policies, convene a governance committee and create an initial inventory of the city’s datasets. Within 60 days, the city will establish a plan to share open data updates and outcomes with the public and begin incorporating external stakeholdersRead on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

VA To Host Veterans Disability Claims Clinic on Sept. 4 in Jackson


The Jackson Regional Office will hold a town hall and claims clinic specifically designed make the claims process more visible to Veterans on Friday, Sept. 4.

What: VA Claims Clinic and Town Hall in Jackson, Miss.

When: Friday, September 4, 2015 ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Encourages AmeriCorps Graduates to Pursue their Goals Despite Obstacles


Mayor Tony T. Yarber told AmeriCorps Jackson graduates being great takes effort and encouraged them to continue to pursue their goals.

His comments came Friday, Aug. 28, during the AmeriCorps graduation ceremony held at Metrocenter Mall.

“Every great person I ever researched is only as great as the challenges they’ve overcome,” the Mayor said. "You've got to wake up every day willing to forget the mistakes made the day before. You also can't be discouraged by current circumstances."

The graduates have served over 1,700 community service hours in the City of Jackson, working with seniors and youth at food pantries, local schools, clinics and other non-profit agencies.

“Most of the AmeriCorps members accepted into this year’s program have overcome personal obstacles, such as homelessness, felony convictions and limited job skills,” said Linda Caldwell, program coordinator. “But they had the determination to improve their lives, and now many of them have been offered full-time jobs at agencies or have enrolled in college.”

Caldwell said the program participants have received certifications for community health, health care enrollment and counseling. The participants also receive $5,600 in educational awards.Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2015

City of Jackson Begins Implementation of New Water Billing System


Residents will soon experience updates to their water billing as part of comprehensive upgrades the City of Jackson has initiated with Siemens through its water infrastructure improvement project. The Customer Care and Billing System (CC&B) implementation will provide the City with a modern software platform and enhanced management tools that will greatly improve the customer experience.

Key benefits of the new CC&B include increased efficiency of meter reading and water billing, eventual elimination of the need for estimated bills, and a reduced need for personnel to enter property. The system will also be able to track usage patterns, allowing the City to potentially detect leaks on a property through abnormal usage patterns. Implementation of the new system will occur in two phases. During Phase One, all customer accounts will be moved to the new system and reviewed to ensure that accounts were properly transitioned to the new platform before the CC&B’s broader capabilities are implemented.

Following are the three key changes effective Monday, August 31:
• Water bills will be sent MONTHLY (instead of every other month) for more timely information and more efficient budget management. Payments will be due on a monthly basis and bills paid through an automatic bank draft will be drafted every month.• Customers will have a NEW ACCOUNT NUMBER that will need to be used for payment to be processed.
• The new bill format will be EASIER TO READ and provide more detailed account information.During the initial installation period for the CC&B, the City may need to estimate bills every other month as it verifies the system upgrade. The estimated bills will be based on an average of actual consumption from prior billing periods, and will be identified on the bill with the abbreviation (EST) immediately after the reading. Once implementation is complete, bills will begin moving to the monthly cycle and eventually will be based on actual meter reads/consumption each month.

”The City of Jackson, Miss., is looking forward to a successful total implementation of this water infrastructure improvement program. Our expectations remain high with regard to providing beneficial technological advancements with minimal disruption to our water customers, while demonstrating superior customer service related to any and all issues which stem from the program fulfillment. Customer care is not just a theme, but a top priority,” Public Works Director Kishia Powell.

Phase Two of the CC&B implementation is expected in late 2015, and will involve rolling out the system’s full capabilities so customers can experience the complete benefits of the system. This includes the ability to view water usage online, online payment options, and the ability to consolidate irrigation and residential water bills. Customers will be notified when these features are activated.

“We are proud of what is being accomplished through the City of Jackson’s water infrastructure improvement project,” said Dave Mangano, Sr. Vice President of Siemens’ North American-based Building Technologies Division. “Implementation of the new Customer Care & Billing System will enable the City to accurately track individual account usage for billing purposes, as well as monitor and evaluate community water demands and resources.”

For more information on the CC&B implementation and the water infrastructure improvement project, please visit:
Customers with specific concerns about their bill should contact the City’s Water and Sewer Business Administration Office at 601-960-2000.

About the Water Infrastructure Improvement Project
The City of Jackson contracted Siemens to help implement a comprehensive water infrastructure improvement program. The purpose of the project is to upgrade various components of the City’s water distribution system and to replace water meters to improve the productivity of meter reading and therefore improve the accuracy of revenue generation. The project is being conducted as part of the City’s conservation program, and will help the City meet its goals through better resource management. The project involves the installation of more than 65,000 digital water meters, replacing the city’s billing software, repair or replacement of equipment at the two water plants, and repair or replacement of more than two miles of water and sewer lines.

About the Department of Public WorksThe mission of the Department of Public Works is to maintain and enhance the capital city’s infrastructure with dependable, professional and dedicated employees who are committed to excellence. These functions are carried out through the department’s various divisions which include: engineering, facility management, infrastructure management, solid waste, water and sewer and vehicle maintenance.

About Siemens Building Technologies Division
The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As a technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection, life safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and energy management. To learn more about the Siemens Building Technologies Division, visit on...

Posted on: August 28, 2015

South Street Bridge Has Reopened

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The Department of Public Works reopened South Street bridge on Friday, Aug. 28. The bridge is located between State Street and Gallatin Street. Motorists can use the bridge as an alternate route for the temporary West Street closure that is related to the...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

JATRAN to Propose Service Enhancements, Fare Changes


The City of Jackson, Department of Planning and Development, Transit Services Division is proposing service enhancements and fare changes to improve the overall effectiveness of JATRAN starting in November 2015. The City wants input from the public on ho...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Secretary Hosemann Partners with City of Jackson To Sell Tax-Forfeited Properties


In an effort to reduce the number of tax forfeited properties in the State, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is auctioning 360 parcels located in the City of Jackson and surrounding Hinds County with an estimated value of $14.6 million.

The available properties will be advertised for public bidding beginning, Thursday, Aug. 27 on the Secretary of State's website:

“Our goal is to get this property back on the tax rolls to benefit the Capital City and the State of Mississippi,” said Secretary Hosemann. “By partnering with the City of Jackson, we are taking an aggressive step to return these dilapidated and abandoned properties to productive use.”

Currently, the Secretary of State’s Office holds about $75 million worth of property forfeited to the State of Mississippi for non-payment of ad valorem property taxes. More than $14.6 million worth of tax forfeited property is located in Hinds County with most of the 360 parcels located inside the City of Jackson. The available properties will be advertised for public bidding beginning Thursday, August 27, 2015, on the Secretary of State’s website:

“Tax forfeited properties are a blight on the community and are a drain on our tax rolls and our citizens. Returning these properties to private ownership cleans up our neighborhoods and reduces the opportunity for crime,” Secretary Hosemann said. “We have had great success all over the State by partnering with cities and counties to reduce the number of tax forfeited properties in Mississippi."

"This public auction will add momentum to the city's efforts to strengthen our communities," said Mayor Tony T. Yarber. "Our Community Improvement Division has made great strides over the past year ridding areas of dilapidated structures that mar our neighborhoods. Now, this auction will give citizens the opportunity to purchase property and play a vital role in Jackson's revitalization."

Hosemann says since 2012 the Secretary of State’s Office has “taken historic steps to partner with local governments, Realtors, and anyone who is willing to help our Agency cure this epidemic in our State. Our goal is to work with local governments to identify properties which may be marketed for private ownership and those which may be transferred to local governments for public use.”

Previously, the Secretary of State’s Office has held similar tax-forfeited sales in partnership with the cities of Hattiesburg, Greenwood, McComb, Meridian and Greenville.

For the Jackson/Hinds County properties, sealed bids must be received in the Office of the Secretary of State, located at 125 S. Congress St. in Jackson by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Sept. 17. Sealed bids will be opened and announced publicly at 10 a.m. Central Standard time on Sept. 18., in the Public Lands Division located at 125 S. Congress St. Successful bidders will be notified by the Secretary of State's Office. Payment of the bid amount must be made within 15 days of notification. All sales are subject to the approval of the Governor. Parcels are sold on an “as is” basis. All sales are final, and no refunds will be made. No more than 160 acres may be purchased by one person within one year. The Secretary of State reserves the right to reject any and all bidsRead on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

City of Jackson to Observe National Night Out on Oct. 6


National Night Out events, which typically resemble neighborhood block parties, are organized in conjunction with law enforcement agencies nationwide to inform the public about various police and community programs.

Nationally, the event is held the fi...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Citizens Encouraged to Enroll in JPD Citizens’ Police Academy

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The Jackson Police Department’s next Citizens’ Police Academy is scheduled for Oct. 5-12. The mission of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to educate and inform the community; to provide a forum for police and community interaction; to identify community p...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

City of Jackson To Go Live with New Water Billing System Aug. 31


The City of Jackson recently initiated a comprehensive water billing system upgrade. The purpose of the new Customer Care and Billing System (CC&B) is to provide a more modern billing system that will greatly improve customers' experience.

The new CC&B system will go live on Monday, August 31, 2015.

Please note that the following changes will be made:
• Water bills will be sent MONTHLY (instead of every other month) for more timely information and more efficient budget management.• The new bill format will be EASIER TO READ and provide more detailed information about the account.
• There will be a NEW ACCOUNT NUMBER. Please make note of the new account number, which will be needed when paying the bill.• If the water bill is paid by AUTOMATIC BANK DRAFT, the funds will now be drafted every month.

Please note that during the initial installation period for the CC&B, we will need to estimate your bill every other month as we verify the system upgrade. The estimated bill you will receive is based on an average of your actual consumption from prior billing periods, and will be identified on the bill with the abbreviation (EST) immediately after the reading. Once implementation is complete, bills will begin moving to the monthly cycle and eventually based on actual meter reads/consumption.

Please contact the City’s Water and Sewer Business Administration Office at 601-960-2000 for questions about the bill. The bill will be reviewed and, if it is determined that an error was made in determining the charges, an adjustment will be madeRead on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

August Business Highlight: Capitol City Automotive Specialist

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The City of Jackson has selected Capitol City Automotive Specialist as the Business Highlight for August 2015. The business, owned by Gulfport natives Jesse Austin, Jr. and wife Shavon, opened in August of 1996. They moved to Jackson in 1986.

Mr. Aust...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015


City of Jackson crews are patching potholes across the city.
• Crews repairing potholes on areas of Commerce Street, Redwood Avenue, W. Capital Street, Aztec Drive, Westmore Drive, Berryhill Place, Toole Avenue, Linda Lane. • Crews repairing utility cu...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Business of the Quarter: Cal-Maine Foods


Did you know the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States is based in Jackson? Cal-Maine Foods is located at 3320 Woodrow Wilson Ave.

Fred Adams, Jr., started the company as Adams Farms in 1957 (the named changed in 1969). Adam...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Business Highlight for June: Premier Fabrics

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The City of Jackson’s Office of Economic Development has chosen Premier Fabrics as its Business Highlight for the month of June.

This is a family business that was started in Tupelo in 1992 by Bob Stedman, along with his brothers-in-law Johnny, Billy,...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Business Highlight for May: Shell Station on Watkins Drive

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The Business Highlight for the month of May is Watkins Shell, located at 5492 Watkins Dr. Co-owner, Willie Jones, who had a two-decade long banking career, has molded his store into one of the most successful in his market area.

Mr. Jones attributes a...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

1MC Platform Gives Jackson Entrepreneurs an Opportunity to Pitch to Diverse Audiences


Entrepreneurs in Jackson have a platform to share information about their businesses with a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and owners of other startups.
The program 1MC, or 1 Million Cups, is hosted from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each Wednesday at The ...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Latunya Edwards to be promoted to District Fire Chief on Nov. 3


Latunya Edwards has been a member of the Jackson Fire Department for 17 years. She will be promoted to District Fire Chief on November 3, 2014. She has been married to Keith Edwards for 23 years who is also a District Fire Chief with the department. Chief...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper Speaker for City of Jackson's Disability Awareness Day


U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper will headline the annual Disability Awareness Day event hosted by the City of Jackson Department of Human and Cultural Services on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Metrocenter Mall.

"In addition to educating the public about disabilities, Disability Awareness Day also provides individuals living with disability an opportunity to learn about the various resources available to them in the community," said Sam Gleese, ADA Coordinator for the City of Jackson.

Numerous vendors will be on site to assist individuals, including state and local agencies, financial institutions and a variety of organizations.

U.S. Rep. Harper will speak at XXXXX. Harper is serving his third term after first being elected to the U.S. Congress in 2008. While in Congress, he's worked to streamline federal programs and services geared toward youth with disabilities.

The event is sponsored by United Healthcare Community Plan, the United Way of the Capital Area and BankPlus.

For more information, please call Gleese at 601-960-1863Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

MSU-CVM, Jackson Zoo develop new partnership

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The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Jackson Zoo formalized and expanded a partnership to allow for more research opportunities for both institutions.

For many years, MSU-CVM has provided veterinary students with the oppo...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Mayor Tony Yarber Launches Program Promoting Jackson-Based Businesses


Mayor Tony Yarber and the City of Jackson Department of Planning and Economic Development will launch a new program to recognize and promote businesses in the city on Thursday, Oct. 9.

The first company to receive the designation of "Business of the Quarter" is Mel Luna Saw Co.
Yarber will present the award on Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Mel Luna Saw Co., 1250 Dewey St.

"While we seek every opportunity to attract new industry to Jackson, we also want to do everything we can to support those businesses that have remained in the city and continue to contribute to its growth," Yarber said. "Mel Luna Saw Co. is one of those businesses."

Founded in 1967, Mel Luna Saw Co. offers a popular brand of power tools and provides on-site repair services. Current owners, Jack Cox and son Michael J. Cox, have been nationally recognized and featured on the Top 10 Sales List for the last few years by ExMark and Kawasaki.

"Equally important is the company’s contribution to the Jackson community. Every year, Mel Luna hosts a Customer Appreciation Day, providing food to customers and neighbors," Yarber said. "When corporate salespersons visit Jackson, Mel Luna encourages lodging and dining in the city. The company's dedication to Jackson is the reason it was selected to kick off the new program."

The city will display a banner outside of the business, noting the "Business of the Quarter" achievement, and the company will be spotlighted on the PEG Network and the city website.Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center to celebrate the 3rd Regiment US Colored Calvary


On Friday October 24th, The City of Jackson’s Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate the legacy of the 3rd Regiment United States Colored Cavalry as they set up a Living Encampment at the Museum. This event will begin at 10:00a.m. and e...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Police Chief Lee Vance Kicks off National Bully Prevention Month at Casey Elementary

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Yesterday, October 1, Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance spoke to fourth and fifth grade students at Casey Elementary about Bullying and the long term affects that it can have on the bullies and their victims.

Chief Lee Vance had all of the students enth...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

City of Jackson and Jackson Police Department set to launch Tip411 program

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Mayor Tony Yarber and Chief Lee Vance are proud to announce that on October 15th, the Jackson Police Department will launch an anonymous tip program called Tip411. Tip411 is a FREE web-based tool that allows citizens and law enforcement officials to commu...Learn more...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

“We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days” launches October 2nd!


Mayor Tony Yarber, on Thursday, October 2nd, will launch the “We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days.” The first stop on the tour will be in Ward 2 and will be held at New Hope Baptist Church located at 5202 Watkins Drive in Jackson. It will be...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Mayor Tony Yarber set to launch the “We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days”

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Mayor Tony Yarber is set to launch the “We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days” as a creative opportunity for Jackson residents to express their ideas and solutions for our infrastructure concerns.

This tour is a series of sessions catering s...Stay Tuned....

Posted on: September 25, 2014

"Our Moment, Our Time"


On April 23, 2014, Jacksonians ushered in a new administration amidst ongoing and pressing issues that face our great city. Throughout the election process, my goals and beliefs were clear. Together, we will make Jackson the best place for rest, recreation, and to raise our children. We will actively seek the quality of life that each constituent in this great city deserves. I thank you for the confidence that you have placed in me to lead the City of Jackson towards the manifestation of its potential.

As a college student, I can remember learning the words of various literary works and doing brief studies on their authors. Perhaps, one of the most fascinating works that I have had the pleasure of reading is a work by Dr. Benjamin Mayes. In this work Dr. Mayes states, “I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can't refuse it. Didn't seek it, didn't choose it. But it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.” In this poem is the embodiment of an idea I commit to as your mayor. That idea is centered on a synergy and belief that every moment matters. We are in a moment as Jacksonians in which our efforts and actions are paramount to the success and continuation of our future moments. As your mayor, I challenge each of us to put forth our best in every second that we have the opportunity to do so.

I am deeply conscious of the great honor of this position and of the responsibilities which I now undertake to represent the City of Jackson. I give you my solemn assurance that I will work with commitment and dedication to carry out the constitutional and civic duties that are attached to the role of Mayor. As a proud Jacksonian, I pledge that I will do all I can to serve the people of Jackson and to promote and enhance the welfare and standing of this great city. To this end, I look forward to a strong engagement with our community and my fellow council members. In serving as Mayor, I know I will be greatly assisted in the performance of my duties by the love, support, and encouragement of my family, colleagues, friends and fellow Jacksonians.

All the best,

Tony T. Yarber
Mayor, City ofRead on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

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