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Planning Board
Member Details
This is a 15-member board, serving 4-year terms

Responsibilities
The Planning Board coordinates physical development in accordance with present and future needs of the city and assists the city Council in preparation and extension of an official plan through the authority of the City Council. This board is meant to create a better, more healthful, convenient, efficient, and attractive city environment; to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; and to facilitate adequate provisions for transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks and other public requirements in accordance with a carefully thought out, comprehensive official plan to serve both present and future needs of the city. The members of this board preside over all zoning matters.

Capitol City Convention Center Commission
Responsibilities
The Capitol City Convention Center Commission was created to explore the feasibility of locating a convention center in downtown Jackson. The committee identified stakeholders, recommended financing strategies, and developed a timeline.

Jackson Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners
Member Details
This is a seven-member commission, serving 5-year terms.

Responsibilities
The Jackson Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners is the governing board for all urban renewal projects. This includes the rehabilitation, conservation and redevelopment of areas of Jackson as is necessary in the interest of the public health, safety, morale, and welfare of the residents of the city.

Jackson Housing Authority
Member Details
A five-member board of commissioners appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council to serve 5-year, staggered terms makes up the housing authority.

Responsibilities
The Jackson Housing Authority is a quasi-public body whose primary function is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income families. The housing authority owns and manages three housing developments: Whiterock Homes, Willow Grove Apartments, and Golden Key Apartments. The Housing Authority is the contract administrator for seven Section 8 developments: Metro Manor, Belhaven Manor, Apple Manor, Berwood Apartments, Lakeview Manor, North Hills Apartment and Rebelwood Apartments.