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Dock Jackson
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Dock Jackson, CMO

Dock Jackson is a fifth-generation Bastropian with extensive experience in public service, public policy and problem solving. He has served over 26 years on the Bastrop City Council and received a Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation from the Texas Municipal League.


Jackson served as the  2004-2005 President of the Texas Municipal League and continues to serve as a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is a longtime leader with TML and has worked closely with a diverse group of community leaders statewide to improve the quality of life for the people of Texas.  Previously at TML he served as Vice President of the Southern Municipal Conference (SMC), a coalition of 13 southern states that provide workshops and training for their members and as President of TML Region X and Texas Association of Black City Council Members.  In his earlier council career Jackson was active with the National League of Cities (NLC) and served as a committee member with the Institute for Youth, Education and Families, where he facilitated many national workshops.


A Bastrop community leader for many years, Jackson currently serves as President of the Kerr Community Center Board and is President of the Bastrop MLK Scholarship Committee. He also serves as City Council Liaison to the city’s Parks Board and as a member of the newly formed Bastrop Music Friendly Community Committee. He was a Charter Member of the Bastrop Main Street Board, a member of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Board, the Hunters Crossing PID Board and is active with many other groups and organizations. He was founder of the Bastrop County MLK Holiday Commission and still coordinates its annual walk and scholarship program that issues scholarships to all six Bastrop County high schools. The annual walk rotates between Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville. He coordinated the first countywide Bastrop Juneteenth Committee more than 30 years ago with a group of volunteers. The committee was the inspiration for the annual events celebrated today in the cities of Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville.


He is a past employee and student at The University of Texas at Austin where he worked at the Performing Arts Center and was a member of the first professional touring company in the Department of Theatre and Dance.


Jackson is a longtime member of Ascension Catholic Church and is a member of the Bastrop Knights of Columbus. He is an avid Coca Cola Collector, die-hard fan of the University of Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. In his spare time, he is a freelance writer/photographer with various Texas Press Association newspapers and magazines.


He is proud to continue volunteering his public service to the City of Bastrop and  Bastrop County.

CONTACT: (512) 985-7739


The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.