City Manager's Office

Welcome to the City of Jackson!


The City of Jackson is a vibrant, diverse community located in mid-Michigan. Founded in 1829, we are proud of our rich history and forward momentum. Jackson boasts a booming downtown that continues to attract new businesses and residents, tree-lined neighborhoods with affordable housing, and a growing parks system that enhances resident quality of life. Energy, health care, manufacturing, education and retail industries contribute to a robust local economy. Excellent local schools, which feature new facilities, are great assets to the city. Located along major highways, Jackson is quickly connected to other Michigan metro areas. We welcome all to participate in Jackson’s growth so we can build an inclusive community that helps everyone thrive.


Mission Statement 


The City of Jackson strives to improve the quality of life for our residents. We do this through efficient services, local leadership, financial responsibility, and community equity. Our dedication to serving residents makes Jackson a vibrant, welcoming city.

Vision Statement 


The City of Jackson shall be a bold, inclusive city that is a shining example for all Michigan communities. Using sustainable planning, innovative economic development, and expanding city services, we will build a community that provides equitable opportunities for all residents.


City Manager


Jonathan Greene is Jackson's City Manager. He was appointed to the position by the City Council in Aug. 2020. The City Manager has worked in the Jackson community over the past decade in a variety of rolls. Before becoming City Manager, Greene worked as the Interim City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director, Economic Development Director and Downtown Development Authority Director. Greene says he's dedicated to working with City staff to make a difference in the community and serve residents. 

Assistant City Manager 


Shane LaPorte was appointed Assistant City Manager in Feb. 2020. He has previously worked as a City Code Enforcement Officer and Jackson Police Dept. officer. Laporte is a lifelong resident of Jackson County.