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Dock Jackson is a fifth-generation Bastropian with extensive experience in public service, public policy and problem solving. He is returning to the Bastrop City Council after serving more than 24 years on the council. He received the Certified Municipal Official (CMO) designation from Texas Municipal League while serving on the council previously. Jackson recently retired from Bastrop County after almost 10 years of combined service in the Bastrop County Judge’s office, Bastrop County Clerk’s office, and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace office. He was previously Program/Special Events Manager at the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department and Parks, Recreation & Special Services Director at the City of Elgin.
Jackson served as 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 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. 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 Vice President of the Kerr Community Center Board and is President of the Bastrop MLK Scholarship 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 formed the first countywide Bastrop Juneteenth Committee more than 32 years ago with a group of volunteers. The committee was the inspiration for the annual event celebrated today in 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 of his past service as council member for the City of Bastrop. His experience in public service, including working on budgets, his management and leadership abilities, and other skills make him proud to return to the team to help lead Bastrop forward.
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