About Dock Jackson

Dock Jackson is a fifth-generation Bastropian with extensive experience in public service, public policy and problem solving. Collectively he has served over 24 years on the Bastrop City Council and received the Certified Municipal Official (CMO)designation from Texas Municipal League while serving on the council. Dock recently retired from Bastrop County after almost ten years of combined service in the Bastrop County Judge Office, Bastrop County Clerk 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.

 

Serving as past president of the Texas Municipal League, former board member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 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. In addition, he served as Vice President of the Southern Municipal Conference (SMC), a coalition of thirteen southern states that provide workshops and training for their members. Jackson was the Texas representative. While seated on the Bastrop City Council, Dock 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 proven Bastrop community leader for over 30 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 on the Bastrop Main Street Board, a member of the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation 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 five Bastrop County high schools. The annual walk rotates between Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville. He formed the first County-wide Bastrop Juneteenth Committee over 32 years ago with a group of volunteers that was the inspiration for the annual event celebrated today in Bastrop and Elgin. 

 

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.  

 

Dock is a long-time member of Ascension Catholic Church and Bastrop Knights of Columbus. A bit of personal tid-bits include being 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.

 

Dock is proud of his past service as Council Member for the City of Bastrop. His experience in public service, including working on budgets, and his management and leadership abilities, make him an excellent choice to help guide Bastrop into its future growth and development. 

 

Vote Dock Jackson

Candidate for Bastrop City Council 

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“ A Proven Voice of Action and Leadership for the People of Bastrop”