Ward 5

City Council

Charles H. Tillman

A native of Brookhaven, Mississippi, Charles Tillman earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Alcorn State University and his Master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling from the University of Southern California.
He has more than thirty years of experience in education through his service as the former counselor at Lanier High School, as a former Assistant Principal at Hardy Junior High School and as a former Principal at Rowan Junior High and Brinkley Junior High School.
His contributions to the local community include the Town Creek Project, Midtown Federal Housing Rehabilitation Program, Midtown Community Service Centers, and a Community Economic Development Grant. He has also served as President of the Rolling Hills Neighborhood Association, a Habitat for Humanity board member, and a 2004 Mississippi Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Upon the untimely death of the late Honorable Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Councilman Tillman proudly served as the Interim  Mayor for the City of Jackson.   He has  also served on various committees in the City Council and among the community such as the Mayor’s Advisory Committee, Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, Keep Jackson Beautiful, and Jackson School Board President. Furthermore, he served as the former Chairman of the Council’s Budget Committee.
Councilman Tillman has been awarded a pedestrian crosswalk on North Mill Street in his honor, the Boy Scouts of America Seminole District’s Principal-of-the-Year Award, Governor’s Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Voluntary Community Service and National Council of Negro Women’s Appreciation Awards for Outstanding & Dedicated Service.
He was married to the late Issie Patterson and has two children, Vanessa and Randy.


Education Ad Hoc- Chair
Water Ad-Hoc- Vice Chair

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