Who is Dock Jackson?
Dock Jackson, CMO
Dock Jackson, a fifth-generation Bastropian is a longtime former Bastrop City Council Member with extensive experience in public service, public policy and problem solving. Collectively he has served on the Bastrop City Council for almost three decades. He obtained the Certified Municipal Official designation from the Texas Municipal League Institute (TMLI) while serving on the council. Dock retired from Bastrop County after almost ten years of combined service in the Bastrop County Judge’s office and the Bastrop County Clerk and Justice of the Peace offices. His other government experience includes Special Events Manager for the City of Austin and he also served as the City of Elgin’s first parks and recreation director.
Jackson was on the original Bastrop Main Street Board and previously served on the Bastrop Economic Development Board and currently serves as liaison on the city’s parks board and Cultural Arts Commission. He was named to the Texas Music Friendly Communities Committee when Bastrop was selected as a Music Friendly Community by the Governor. Jackson was appointed to the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee in 2020 and was lauded with an Honorary Lifetime Member Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) for his over 30 years of state and national contributions in the parks and recreation field.
Jackson served on the Texas Municipal League (TML) Board of Directors and Executive Committee for almost 20 years. Jackson is a proven 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 including the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) where he formed a coalition with city and county government leaders to form a more cooperative approach to governance that continues today. In addition to TML Jackson served as Vice President of the Southern Municipal Conference (SMC), a coalition of thirteen southern state municipal leagues that provide training opportunities for their members. He represented the state of Texas on their board. Previously while serving on the City Council Jackson was active with the National League of Cities (NLC) and served on the Institute for Youth, Education and Families where he wrote articles and moderated national and regional workshops.
A proven Bastrop County community leader for over 30 years, Jackson currently serves as President of the Kerr Community Center Board of Directors, Bastrop County MLK Holiday Commission Founder and Coordinator of the annual walk which provides scholarships for all six Bastrop County High Schools including Bastrop HS, Cedar Creek HS, Colorado River Collegiate Academy, Elgin HS, Smithville HS and McDade HS. Additionally he formed the first County-Wide Juneteenth Committee over thirty years ago with a group of volunteers that was the inspiration for the annual event celebrated today in Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville. The recently formed Bastrop County African American Cultural Center (BCAACC) Board of Directors also lists Jackson as a founding member.
Jackson is a former student at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and former student and staff member with the University of Texas at Austin where he was an employee of the Performing Arts Center in its inaugural year of operation and a member of the first professional touring company of the UT Department of Theatre and Dance. A longtime member of Ascension Catholic Church, the Smithville and Bastrop Knights of Columbus, an avid Coca Cola Collector, die-hard fan of the University of Texas Longhorns, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees Jackson continues to be actively involved in his community and county. He is proud of his service to Bastrop County and with his experience working on budgets, his management and leadership abilities, his continuous interest and lifelong mission of public service make him an excellent choice to lead the city of Bastrop as Mayor.
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