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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Developer plans fall 2023 start for Hayes Hotel renovation project

Hayes Hotel Jan. 2023

After sitting vacant for nearly two decades, a historic building in Downtown Jackson is about to undergo a big transformation. At the Tuesday, Jan. 24 Jackson City Council meeting, developer J. Jeffers & Co. presented an update on how they will renova...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Responding to winter weather in Jackson

Salta and plow trucks on a snowy road in jackson

When winter weather hits Jackson, crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW) are out in salt and plow trucks making sure streets are safe for drivers. The DPW targets major roads and emergency snow routes first, then start clearing neighborhood stree...

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City News Stories
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Jackson City Council Jan. 24, 2023 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (6)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jan. 24, 2023 meeting of the Jackson City Council:

  • A presentation by the developer of the Hayes Hotel was given to the City Council. J. Jeffers & Co. of Milwaukee revealed they are planning to start construct...
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City News Stories
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Firefighters set 2023 car seat inspection schedule

Car seat inspection program

Jackson area families wanting to make sure their children travel safely can take advantage of the Car Seat Inspection Program from the Jackson Fire Department. Firefighters launched the program last year to provide monthly car seat checks for the Jackson ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: January 18, 2023

City creates new parking lot for Downtown Jackson workers

Parking Lot 9A in Downtown Jackson

Employees of Downtown Jackson businesses no longer have to fret about where they will park when going to work. The City of Jackson has created a special parking lot where downtown business employees can park for free during the day. 

Downtown Jack...

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City News Stories
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Fire Station No. 2 back open for service after renovation project

Fire station no. 2 with fire truck out in front

Fire Station No. 2 at the corner of S. Milwaukee Avenue and E. Prospect Street reopened this week after a major renovation project. $646,000 in American Rescue Plan funds were used to bring the fire station up to modern standards and make it more comforta...

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City News Stories
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Make a difference in Jackson by serving on a City board or commission

City Hall with flag

Residents wanting to make a difference in the community are invited to serve on City of Jackson boards and commissions. The City is currently looking for residents to fill 28 vacancies on 10 boards and commissions. Applicants may be residents or non-resid...
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City News Stories
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Jackson City Council Jan. 10, 2023 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (6)

Here are highlights of the Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 meeting of the Jackson City Council:

-The City Council were given updates on efforts to reduce homelessness in the City of Jackson. Since last month, 47 individuals and families got off the streets placed i...

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City News Stories
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Pedestrian trail reconstruction effort boosted with more State funding

MLK Equality Trail in Jackson July 2022

The ongoing effort to resurface the City of Jackson’s main pedestrian trail is getting another boost from State of Michigan funding. Last month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a $300,000 Trust Fund Grant for the res...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Winter 2023 newsletter now available!

Winter  Newsletter Graphic (1)

The winter 2023 edition of the City of Jackson newsletter is now available! The seasonal newsletter is mailed to every address in the City and is available for pick-up on the First Floor of Jackson City Hall. It can also be viewed online. 

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 19, 2022

MLK Corridor Authority working to improve south side neighborhood

MLKCIA group photo

Concept graphic of possible improvements coming to S. MLK Drive near E. High Street.

Growing up on Jackson’s south side, Anthony Parker says he witnessed his neighborhood deteriorate. “I’ve lived it. And now to be a part of its revitalization is highly imp...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Winter 2023 Message from the Mayor

Mayor Daniel Mahoney

The start of 2023 marks a little over one year since I was sworn-in as Mayor of Jackson. This has been a remarkable year for myself and the City of Jackson. 

After presiding over 21 City Council meetings, I’m certain 2022 will be remembered as a y...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Keeping kids safe in cars: New car seat inspection program in Jackson

Public safety personnel with car seats

Jackson area families wanting to make sure their children travel safely can take advantage of a new program from the Jackson Fire Department (JFD). This past fall, firefighters launched the Car Seat Inspection Program. 

“With no other certified in...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 20, 2022

See proposed sculptures for MLK Drive Roundabout and give feedback

MLK roundabout

Jackson residents can now help decide what kind of sculpture should go in the MLK Drive Roundabout. Sculpture proposals are posted on this web page for residents to review and give input. There will also be an open house event on Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 6:...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Group lights up neighborhood parks for holiday season

Betsy Butterfield Park

Five neighborhood parks are looking “merry and bright” this holiday season thanks to a local non-profit organization. People for the Parks and Trails (PPT) worked with the City of Jackson to install lights in Betsy Butterfield Park, Elnora Moorman Plaza, ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Protect your home during holiday travel with help from Jackson police

Homes in Jackson Nov 2022

Residents traveling out of town for the holidays can have extra peace of mind about leaving their house behind by participating in the Jackson Police Department’s Vacation Watch Program. By submitting a form through the City website, residents i...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Jackson City Council Dec. 20, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (6)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Tuesday, Dec. 20 special meeting of the Jackson City Council. The meeting was convened for the council to make decisions on how to combat homelessness and housing insecurity in the City of Jackson. The following...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 15, 2022

How the City of Jackson is helping homeless residents

Winter skyline generic

The community is coming together to alleviate homelessness and the City of Jackson is leading the way. At their Dec. 13 meeting, the Jackson City Council voted to allocate $10,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to provide hotel stays for homeless individua...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Jackson City Council Dec. 13, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Dec. 13, 2022 meeting

Here are highlights of what happened at the Tuesday, Dec. 13 Jackson City Council meeting: 

  • The City Council continued discussions on what can be done to help homelessness and housing instability issues in the community. After a lengthy discussion...
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City News Stories
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Help protect Jackson's historic resources by serving on the Historic District Commission

Historic homes

If you're interested in preserving Jackson's historic resources, join the Historic District Commission! There are now several openings on this commission for City residents. 

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Fall 2022 Loose Leaf Collection Program complete!

Fall 2020 Loose Leaf Collection

Two rounds of leaf collection were completed on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Crews are now focusing on spot cleanups across the City of Jackson.

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Jackson City Council Nov. 29, 2022 meeting

Nov. 29 Jackson City Council meeting

Here are highlights of what happened at the Nov. 29, 2022 meeting of the Jackson City Council:

-The City Council continued discussions about what the City can do to help alleviate homelessness in Jackson. The council ultimately decided to direct City staff...

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City News Stories
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Programs resume at Boos Recreation Center following construction closure

New walkway outside the Boos Recreation center in late fall

A full program schedule is back at the Boos Recreation Center! The center was closed for nearly three months while construction in and outside the center could be completed. While Loomis Park outside the center is still under construction, a new barrier-f...

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City News Stories
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Apply for emergency hazard and home rehab loans online

Houses on Harwood St

The City of Jackson Community Development Department has partnered with Neighborly Software to begin accepting applications for emergency hazard and major component homeowner rehab loans online starting Monday, November 21, 2022. &nb...

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City News Stories
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Jackson City Council Nov. 15, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (6)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Tuesday, Nov. 15 Jackson City Council meeting:

  • Hearings were held for construction projects on three streets. The City is planning improvement projects in 2023 on Wisner Street from Wildwood Avenue to Ganson Stre...
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City News Stories
Posted on: November 10, 2022

City Council meeting broadcasts improved through partnership with JTV

Jackson City Council Oct. 2022

Jackson residents are enjoying enhanced audio and video quality during City Council broadcasts thanks to a big technology upgrade to the City Council Chambers. The recently completed improvement was accomplished through a partnership between the City and ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 28, 2022

City of Jackson launches new Group Violence Intervention Strategy

Cheryl Ragland - Edited

A new effort that aims to reduce gun violence through a collaborative approach is underway in Jackson. The Jackson Police Department’s Group Violence Intervention Strategy (also called GVI) is getting off the ground with the hiring of Cheryl Ragland, the ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Jackson receives $16.5 million from State for water infastructure improvements

water image

The ongoing effort to improve Jackson’s water infrastructure is getting a big boost from the State of Michigan, following a recent $16.5 million funding allocation. The total fund amount comes from a mix of American Rescue Plan funds, the Bipart...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Planning Jackson's future: New affordable housing effort in City

Choice Neighborhood

Looking over a model of the downtown area, Hakim Crampton envisions the future of affordable housing in Jackson. “This is a great opportunity for Reed Manor and downtown residents,” Crampton said.  A lifelong Jackson resident,...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Fall 2022 newsletter now available!

Fall Newsletter Graphic (2)

The fall 2022 edition of the City of Jackson newsletter is now available! The seasonal newsletter is mailed to every address in the City and is available for pick-up on the First Floor of Jackson City Hall. It can also be viewed online. 

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Jackson City Council Oct. 25 Meeting

Jackson City Council meeting Oct. 25, 2022

Here are highlights of what happened at the Tuesday, Oct. 25 Jackson City Council meeting: 

  • The City Council was given an update on the Group Violence Intervention Program (also known as GVI) by Coordinator Cheryl Ragland. This new program from th...
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City News Stories
Posted on: September 28, 2022

W. North Street closing to traffic for sewer connection

road closed sign

A busy street on Jackson’s north side will shut down to traffic on Thursday, Sept. 29 so crews can connect a new business to the City’s sewer system. W. North Street between N. Blackstone Street and N. Cooper Street will be closed through Friday, Oct. 7 f...
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City News Stories
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Jackson City Council Sept. 27, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022: 

  • The City Council voted unanimously to change directions on a housing rehabilitation program. The pivot came after City Councilmembers previously ...
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City News Stories
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Explore Jackson parks and trails with new interactive map

New Ella Sharp Park trail in Jackson

Jackson residents looking to get outside this fall have a new tool to help them navigate local parks and trails. The new City Parks and Trails Interactive Map is now available online by visiting cityofjackson.org/parks. 

By using the new web featu...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 12, 2022

S. West Avenue back open to traffic following construction project

S. West Ave. construction update

S. West Avenue between W. Michigan Avenue and Carlton Boulevard is back open to traffic following the completion of a sizable construction project. A three block stretch of the busy street was closed from mid-April to Sept. for a water main and lead servi...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Greenwood Avenue back open to traffic following construction project

Greenwood Ave Aug 2022

A busy street that connects Downtown Jackson to several residential neighborhoods is back open after a construction project. Greenwood Avenue from Morrell to Griswold streets was closed for nearly three months for a street resurfacing, intersection realig...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 9, 2022

S. Wisner Street closing for urgent sewer repair on Tuesday, Sept. 13

Wisner and Washington closure in Jackson Sept. 2022

A busy neighborhood street in Jackson will be closed to traffic so crews can complete an urgent sewer repair. S. Wisner Street will be closed in both directions from W. Michigan Avenue to W. Franklin Street the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 13. W. Washington ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 23, 2022

New look for City of Jackson water bills

water image

The City of Jackson Utility Billing Division has listened to the concerns of customers regarding the small postcard-sized billing and is upgrading to a yellow full sheet (8 ½ x 11) bill.  The new layout is streamlined, easier to read, ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Jackson City Council Meeting Aug. 9, 2022

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Aug. 9, 2022 meeting of the Jackson City Council meeting.

-The MLK Corridor Improvement Authority (also called MLKCIA) was a main topic of discussion at the meeting. In two different measures, the City Council vo...

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City News Stories
Posted on: July 12, 2022

City receives State funds to rebuild section of MLK Equality Trail

MLK Equality Trail in Jackson July 2022

More of Jackson's main pedestrian trail will be getting an upgrade in the coming years. The City of Jackson recently received a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Trust Fund Grant. 

The City's Parks and Recreati...

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City News Stories
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Nixon Water Park expands swim hours for more summer fun

Nixon Water Park 2019

The Nixon Water Park has expanded its hours for more summer fun! Starting Wednesday, July 27, general operating hours will be 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Session 1 is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m with a standard admission of $5 per person. ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: July 11, 2022

New voter registration cards mailed to City of Jackson residents

Voters 2020 voting

If you received a new voter information card in the mail recently, you're not alone! The City of Jackson Clerk's Office is mailing out updated voter information cards to all registered voters to reflect changes to City Ward, County Commi...

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City News Stories
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Jackson City Council July 12, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights of what happened at the July 12, 2022 Jackson City Council meeting: 

-Loomis Park is getting a new playground. The City Council approved a contract to replace the wood playground structure with a modern facility, along with bui...

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City News Stories
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Light installations on Jackson's main pedestrian trail begin Monday, July 11

Exisiting lighting on MLK Equality Trail July 2022

It’s used by countess Jackson residents for exercise and getting around town. And now, the MLK Equality Trail will be fully lit to keep residents safe. Light installations on the City of Jackson’s main pedestrian trail start on Monday,...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Learn about plans to expand the MLK Corridor Improvement Authority

MLK Drive sign

Jackson residents who live in the area of the MLK Corridor Improvement Authority (MLKCIA) are being notified of an upcoming hearing at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.. Input is sought from residents about a proposed expa...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Street and bridge construction update

S. West Ave construction

If you’ve driven around Jackson lately, you’ve likely noticed a lot of street closures. This is the result of an active construction season, which is seeing bridge replacements, water infrastructure upgrades, and improved street surfac...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Nixon Water Park now open for summer 2022 season

Nixon Water Park

After a three year closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jackson residents can now make a splash at a popular community pool. The City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department reopened the Nixon Water Park to residents on Monday, June 27 for the summer ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Changes coming to rental property registry starting July 1

Houses on Harwood St

The City of Jackson is making landlords aware of changes coming to the way rental properties are registered and inspected. Starting July 1, 2022, the City of Jackson Community Development Department is moving to a three year cycle for conducting Non-Owner...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Active Aging programs moved from Boos Center to Northeast Elementary due to construction

Active Aging

Construction at the Boos Recreation Center is moving Active Aging programs from the center to Northeast Elementary School from June 28 to July 18.

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Police to drivers: Don't ignore road closed signs!

Road closed sign

Construction season is in full swing in the City of Jackson, with a packed schedule of street repairs, water main work, and bridge replacements. However, some drivers are putting construction workers and other drivers in danger by daringly ignoring road c...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Registration open for summer recreation programs

Summer Rec (3)

Jackson youth looking for something to do this summer have plenty of opportunities thanks to the City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department. Registration is now open for camps and programs that will keep youth active during the summer months.&nbs...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Summer 2022 newsletter now available!

Summer Newsletter Graphic (5)

The Summer 2022 edition of the City of Jackson newsletter is now available! The seasonal newsletter is mailed to every address in the City and is available for pick-up on the First Floor of Jackson City Hall. It can also be viewed online. 

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Cooling center opened at MLK Recreation Center

MLK Center

With temperatures climbing into the 90s this week, the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center will be open for anyone who needs a cool place to get out of the heat. 
Residents are welcome to "chill out" at the MLK Cen...
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City News Stories
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Farmers market keeping Jackson fresh this summer

Ben Marks at Farmers Market

Getting food that goes from local farms to your table has been made easier thanks to the Grand River Farmers Market.  “What I hear most from customers is the quality of the food we offer compared to what you find in the store and how th...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 26, 2022

New program for residents to "Walk, Roll and Stroll" through Jackson parks

walk roll stroll graphic

Jackson residents have several opportunities this summer to walk, roll and stroll through parks! The City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with AARP to organize the new Walk, Roll and Stroll Jackson program, which is a free 6-event...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Jackson residents invited to give input on affordable housing plans

Choice Neighborhood Plan graphic

Jackson residents are invited to give input on the future of affordable housing in the City of Jackson. Two community meetings are planned in June for residents be involved in the Choice Neighborhoods Plan for Downtown Jackson. The plan is focused on rede...

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City News Stories
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Jackson City Council June 14, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights from the June 14, 2022 Jackson City Council meeting:

  • More new investment from the City of Jackson is coming to the Boos Recreation Center and Loomis Park. The City Council approved a plan to use $400,000 in federal funds for a new playg...
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City News Stories
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Resident opening on City Employee Retirement System Board

Board and Commissions

If you'd like to make a difference in City government, there's a new opening on a City of Jackson board! We're looking to fill a vacancy for a resident on the City Employees Retirement System Board. 
This board member wi...
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City News Stories
Posted on: May 31, 2022

College courses being offered at City's MLK Center this fall

MLK Center

Jackson residents can take college classes close to home this fall! Jackson College, in cooperation with the City of Jackson, will offer courses leading to an entrepreneurship certificate, a 19-credit credential that may be completed in three semesters at...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Tree dedicated to recognize AAPI community

AAPI tree event

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the City of Jackson! On Tuesday, May 31, the community gathered at Elnora Moorman Plaza to dedicate a cherry blossom tree to recognize the contributions of our Asian and Pacific American residen...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 27, 2022

S. Elm Avenue closing to traffic for sewer construction

road closed sign

One block of a busy Jackson street is closing to traffic for sewer construction. S. Elm Avenue between E. Michigan Avenue and TenEyck Street will be closed by the City of Jackson from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 3 for crews to complete the installat...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Jackson City Council May 24, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights of what happened at the May 24, 2022 meeting of the Jackson City Council:

  • 6 new street lights are coming to Jackson neighborhoods. The City Council approved the installation of the new street lights on Loeser Avenue, W. High Street and ...
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City News Stories
Posted on: May 24, 2022

E. Washington Avenue now open to traffic following bridge replacement

E. Washington bridge

The E. Washington Avenue bridge in Downtown Jackson is now open to traffic! This bridge replacement, which was funded and completed by MDOT, recently wrapped up after two months of construction.

Prior to its replacement, the bridge over the Grand River was...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Denton Road construction project complete

Denton Road construction

The first street construction project of the 2022 season was recently completed on Denton Road. This section of Denton between S. Brown Street and the Cascades bridge received a new street surface, curbs and pedestrian crossing. Thanks to this new crossin...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 11, 2022

New fire truck arrives at Jackson Fire Department

new fire truck

A new fire truck is now in service at the Jackson Fire Department. The new truck arrived at Fire Station No. 2 earlier this spring. 

Late last year, the Jackson City Council approved the use of $700,000 in American Rescue Plan funds toward a 2021 ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 9, 2022

How the Racial Equity Commission is making a difference in Jackson

REC VIDEO still

The Racial Equity Commission is a group of residents appointed by the Jackson City Council to review City policies and ensure racial equity is a core element of City government. This video explains how the commission is racially revolutionizing Jackson. L...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 6, 2022

E. High Street closed for bridge replacement

E. High Street bridge

The replacement of a deteriorating bridge is shutting down a busy Jackson street for five months. E. High Street between Executive Drive and South Street closed to traffic on Monday, May 9 for the Michigan Department of Transporation (MDOT) to replace the...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Jackson City Council May 10, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights from the May 10, 2022 Jackson City Council meeting:

  • Jackson County Sheriff Gary Schuette gave a presentation to the City Council about the need for a new County Jail and a proposed millage to pay for jail improvements. The millage could...
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City News Stories
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Water Quality report being mailed to Jackson residents

2021 Water Report

The annual report informs residents about how water is sourced, tested and treated before it gets to homes.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Jackson Law Enforcement Memorial returns with in-person event on Wednesday, May 11

Jackson Law Enforcement Memorial 2019

After a two year pause, law enforcement agencies from across Jackson County will once again gather in Downtown Jackson to honor those killed in the line of duty. The Jackson Law Enforcement Memorial is happening Wednesday, May 11 at 12 p.m. in the TRUE Co...

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City News Stories
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Human Relations Commission releases statement on Patrick Lyoya shooting

HRC logo

The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is a City of Jackson commission that works with residents to empower and promote a diverse, inclusive and equitable city. The commission is releasing a statement on the Patrick Lyoya shooting, which happened last month...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Reminder about removing decorations from cemeteries

Mt. Evergreen Cemetery

A reminder for residents who have loved ones at the City's two cemeteries, Mt. Evergreen and Woodland. 

You have until Friday, May 6 to remove winter or holiday decorations from grave sites. Following May 6, they will be removed by cemete...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Paving Jackson: See street construction projects planned for 2022

S. Higby Construction

A breakdown of street construction projects this year is available on the City website.

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

S. Wisner and W. High closing for water main repair on Monday, April 25

road closed sign

Two neighborhood streets are shutting down so the City of Jackson can repair a water main. S. Wisner Street between Oakdale Avenue and W. High Street, along with W. High Street between S. Wisner Street and S. Bowen Street will be closed to traffic from Mo...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Jackson City Council April 19, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights from the April 19, 2022 meeting of the Jackson City Council meeting:

  • Lighting is coming to a 1.9 mile stretch of City’s main pedestrian trail. The City Council voted to approve a contract to install lighting along the MLK Equa...
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City News Stories
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Phone scam warning from Jackson Police Department

Jackson Police Dept Patrol Car Sept. 2021

On Monday, April 12, 2022, the Jackson Police Department received information from several different citizens of suspicious telephone calls they had received. A male caller advised they were Sergeant Pete or Officer Pete from the Jackson Police Department...
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City News Stories
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Downtown Delights: Sweet success for Jackson business expanding to downtown ice cream shop

Robert and Yvette Wilkie

There’s a “cool” new business in Downtown Jackson that is ready to provide relief from climbing temperatures this spring. RJ’s Metropolitan Ice Cream Co. at 135 E. Michigan Avenue is the latest confection of Robert and Yvette Wilkie. “It’s been a busy pla...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 11, 2022

New resident group making impact in City parks and trails

trail cleanup

While riding his bike down the City’s MLK Equality Trail last year, resident Aaron Dimick noticed a lot of litter. “Instead of figuring out who I could complain to, I started thinking about long term solutions to help the problem,” Dimick said. He reached...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Spring 2022 Newsletter now available!

Spring Newsletter Graphic (1)

The Spring 2022 edition of the City of Jackson newsletter is now available! The seasonal newsletter is mailed to every address in the City and is available for pick-up on the First Floor of Jackson City Hall. It can also be viewed online. 

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 5, 2022

City Council approves sale of Hayes Hotel property

Hayes Hotel building April 2022

After sitting vacant for nearly two decades, a historic building in Downtown Jackson is getting new life.  At their Tuesday, April 5 meeting, the Jackson City Council approved a $25,000 sale of the Hayes Hotel property to J. Jeffers & Co. for...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Construction on Denton Road in Cascades area underway

Denton Road

Goodbye, old pavement! The City of Jackson's first street project of the 2022 season is getting started Tuesday, April 5 on Denton Road in the Cascades Park area. 
Denton between S. Brown Street and the Cascades bridge, which is a known t...
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City News Stories
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Jackson City Council April 5, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Update (2)

Here are highlights from the April 5, 2022 Jackson City Council meeting:

-After sitting vacant for nearly 20 years, the City Council has approved the sale of the Hayes Hotel property in Downtown Jackson. The former hotel building has been sold to a develop...

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City News Stories
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Free smoke detectors offered by Jackson Fire Department

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With a dramatic increase in fire deaths over the past year in Michigan, the Jackson Fire Department (JFD) wants to keep residents safe by providing free smoke detectors. Jackson firefighters are teaming up with the Michigan Fire Prevention Bureau...
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City News Stories
Posted on: March 30, 2022

First meeting of Affordable Housing Development Board happening Tuesday, April 5

Houses on Harwood St

Jackson residents are about to see major improvements to affordable housing thanks to a new City board. The first meeting of the Affordable Housing Development Board (AHDB) is happening Tuesday, April 5. The board’s goal is to create and maintai...

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City News Stories
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Spring-Summer 2022 recreation programs planned in Jackson!

Spring-Summer Rec

A full schedule of spring and summer programs are scheduled for all ages in the City of Jackson. See what we have to offer!

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

City Council votes to create new ward lines

New Jackson City Hall sign

Some Jackson residents are seeing their ward number and where they vote in-person change. At their Tuesday, March 22 meeting, the Jackson City Council voted to approve a new ward and precinct map for the City’s six wards. 

These borders are redraw...

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City News Stories
Posted on: March 22, 2022

See the 2021 City of Jackson Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

The City of Jackson produces an Annual Report to document Jackson's accomplishments and City government activity over the previous year. 

The 2021 Annual Report, which was put together by the City's Public Information Officer, is...

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City News Stories
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Jackson plans new community kitchen and job training center in Masonic Temple building

Masonic Temple property in Jackson

Jackson residents looking to start a food business or gain experience in the food industry have new opportunities coming their way. At their Tuesday, March 22 meeting, the Jackson City Council voted to allocate $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) f...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Jackson City Council March 22, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council March 22, 2022 meeting

Here are highlights from the March 22, 2022 Jackson City Council meeting: 

-The Jackson City Council approved new ward and precinct lines for the City’s six wards. These boundaries are changed every 10 years to reflect population changes...

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City News Stories
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Watch the 2022 State of the City Address

2022 State of the City Address

 Mayor Daniel Mahoney delivered his first State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 16 at the Boos Recreation Center. 

A recording of the event is provided on this page, along with a list of speakers. 

Welcome: John Willis, Ch...

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City News Stories
Posted on: March 10, 2022

City to residents: Please don't flush wipes down toilets!

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They’re marketed as “flushable wipes”, but flushing these products could cause major toilet trouble for you and your neighbors. In recent years, crews from Jackson’s Department of Public Works have responded to a su...

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City News Stories
Posted on: March 9, 2022

New workforce housing development planned in Jackson neighborhood

The Greenwood proposed rendering

A new workforce housing development could soon be taking shape in a Jackson neighborhood. At their Tuesday, March 8 meeting, the Jackson City Council approved the sale of two vacant City-owned properties to MVAH Partners. Plans call for combining the lots...

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City News Stories
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Jackson City Council March 8, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights from the March 8, 2022 meeting of the Jackson City Council:

-Construction is coming to Greenwood Avenue this summer. The City Council voted to approve special assessments to partially fund the construction project, which will resurface ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Jackson firefighters train using new battery-powered 'jaws of life'

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Keeping up with the latest technology is essential for everyone, especially first responders! The Jackson Fire Department is training using a new battery-powered extrication tool or "jaws of life". Firefighters say this new equipment is much mor...

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City News Stories
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Hearing planned for Boos Recreation Center improvements

Boos Recreation Center

The Jackson City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Celebrating Black History in Jackson

Copy of Black History Month 2021 ending graphic

The City of Jackson is proud of its unique Black History and the contributions of our African American residents. On this web page, you will learn about the people, places and objects that have contributed to the African American experience in Jackson.

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Jackson School of the Arts programs being offered at the MLK Center

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Jackson School of the Arts is partnering with the City of Jackson to bring art and dance classes to youth at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center this winter and spring. 

Dance classes will be held every Monday from Feb. 28 to April 11. Cl...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Jackson receives grant to plan housing improvements in downtown neighborhood

Reed Manor

The Jackson Housing Commission (JHC), in partnership with the City of Jackson, was recently awarded a $450,000 HUD Choice Neighborhoods (CNI) Planning Grant for the Downtown Jackson neighborhood. Jackson was one of 8 communities nationwide that received t...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

What you should know about street clearing efforts in Jackson

City salt truck on a snowy road in Jackson

When harsh snow and ice strike, crews from the City of Jackson Department of Public Works (DPW) are out in salt and plow trucks helping to make sure streets are safe to use. 

Bob Stolarz is a DPW worker who’s been battling winter weather for more ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Happy 165th Birthday to the City of Jackson

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Happy 165th Birthday to the City of Jackson! The settlement that later became Jackson was founded in 1829, but Jackson officially became an official city on Feb. 14, 1857. Happy Birthday to our wonderful city! 

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City News Stories
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Remembering Lt. Frank Miller

Frank Miller

The City of Jackson is remembering retired Lt. Frank Miller after his recent passing at age 89. On the force of the Jackson Police Department from 1954 to 1977, Miller made a big impact on the department. 

Lt. Miller founded Jackson's Hon...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

LGBTQ Forum planned to recognize 5th anniversary of NDO passage

LGBTQ Pride Flag in Jackson

In the early morning hours of Feb. 8, 2017, the Jackson City Council passed the LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) after a six hour marathon council meeting.  It was the protection that many in Jackson’s queer community had been advocating ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Jackson snow plows named by residents in online survey

Jackson snow plow

After a flurry of submissions and votes, five snow plows have been officially bestowed with unique Jackson-centric names! The results are sliding in from an online survey that had Jackson residents pondering 10 names. The top five vote getters will now be...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Jackson City Council Jan. 25, 2022 Meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jan. 25, 2022 Jackson City Council meeting:

-Three streets in Ella Sharp Park will close for the rest of the winter season. The City Council approved a plan to close portions of Birchwood, Maplewood and Hickory i...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

S. West Avenue closing on Thursday, Jan. 27 for tree removal

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A busy street in Jackson is closing to traffic on Thursday, Jan. 27 to allow for the safe removal of a tree.  The Department of Public Works (DPW) is shutting down S. West Avenue between W. Franklin Street and Carlton Boulevard at 8 a.m. This one...

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City News Stories
Posted on: January 11, 2022

How we're fixing the roads

S. Higby Construction

“Fix the roads” is a comment City leaders hear a lot
from residents.But did you know that
since 2012, 21.5 milesof Jackson streets have
been resurfaced and roadspending has increased
152.7 percent?

Improving Jackson&rsqu...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

School of the Arts now creating in Downtown Jackson

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A core mission of the Jackson School of the Arts (JSA) is to provide accessible arts for everyone. Their move to a new facility in Downtown Jackson is making good on that mission. “It’s exciting to be in the new building. We can spread...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Winter 2022 Newsletter now available!

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The Winter 2022 edition of the City of Jackson newsletter is now available! The seasonal newsletter is mailed to every address in the City and is available for pick-up on the First Floor of Jackson City Hall. It can also be viewed online. 

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City News Stories
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Jackson City Council Jan. 11, 2022 meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jan. 11, 2022 City Council meeting. 

  • Fire Station #2 on Milwaukee Street has reopened. The City Council approved $40,500 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to go toward planning upgrades to the fire sta...
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Posted on: January 7, 2022

City asks for resident help in reporting illegal activity in Ella Sharp Park

Ella Sharp Park damage

Jackson’s Ella Sharp Park is a place where residents can exercise, enjoy nature and attend community events. But lately, City staff have noticed an increase in people using the park as a dumping ground for trash and yard waste, along with drivers damaging...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Police recruits starting training at police academy

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Three new recruits are the future of the Jackson Police Department (JPD). Noah Simon, Kayla Dean, and Brendan Erwin are all starting training this month at the Mid-Michigan Police Academy. After successful completion of training, they will become...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Jackson firefighters distribute free coats to kids in need

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Local kids are getting lots of warmth from Jackson firefighters. City of Jackson and Summit Township fire crews raised more than $3,000 to buy and giveaway coats for free to kids in need. 

The firefighters distributed coats at Cascades Elementary ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Racial Equity Commission looking for new members

Racial Equity Commission

The Racial Equity Commission is robustly seeking qualified applicants and invite you to apply today. We currently meet once a month on the first Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm and request that you also be available to participate in a subcommittee that wo...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

2021 holiday message from the Jackson City Council

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Happy holidays from the City of Jackson! In their annual video message, the  Jackson City Council wishes residents a great holiday season and thanks them for all that was accomplished this year.

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Fall 2021 Loose Leaf Collection complete

Fall 2020 Loose Leaf Collection

Loose leaf collection is returning to Jackson this fall. The City of Jackson Department of Public Works (DPW) is starting the Fall 2021 Loose Leaf Collection Program on Monday, Nov. 1. The DPW is planning two rounds of leaf collection in every section of ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Neighborhood meeting for Jackson's Fifth Ward happening on Wednesday, Dec. 15

Karen Bunnell

Residents in Jackson’s Fifth Ward have an upcoming opportunity to meet with their City Council representative and learn the latest news from their neighborhood. City Councilmember Karen Bunnell is holding a neighborhood meeting for Jackson&r...

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City News Stories
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Jackson City Council Dec. 7, 2021 meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here’s what happened at the Dec. 7, 2021 meeting of the Jackson City Council:

-Greenwood Avenue could see a sizable construction project next year. At tonight’s meeting, the City Council took the first step to approve special assessment...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Jackson Mayor and City Councilmembers begin new terms with Swearing-In Ceremony

Mayor Daniel Mahoney

Mayor Daniel Mahoney officially began his term as Mayor on Dec. 1, 2021 with a Swearing-In Ceremony at Jackson City Hall. The former Jackson County Commissioner and life-long Jackson resident is the City’s first African-American Mayor. New City ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

City Council dedicates $4.5 million to affordable housing initiatives

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Efforts to create more affordable housing in Jackson are getting a big boost following a $4.5 million funding allocation from the Jackson City Council. At their Tuesday, Nov. 23 meeting, the City Council voted to approve a new ordinance that creates multi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Jackson City Council Nov. 23 Meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting 11-23-21

Here are highlights of what happened at Nov. 23, 2021 meeting of the Jackson City Council:

  • Efforts to support affordable housing in the City of Jackson are getting a big boost after a vote from the City Council. A total of $4.5 million in American Rescue P...
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Posted on: November 10, 2021

New official City Seal adopted for Jackson

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The City of Jackson has a new official City Seal to use. City administration is making plans to remove representations of the former seal, following a 6 to 1 vote to replace it from the Jackson City Council at their Tuesday, Nov. 9 meeting. The adoption o...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Jackson City Council Nov. 9, 2021 Meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Nov. 9:

 

-Jackson’s efforts to replace lead service lines is getting a big boost. The City Council approved a plan to use $2.3 million in American Rescue Plan (A...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Follow Jackson's American Rescue Plan spending on City website

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Residents wanting to know what the City of Jackson is doing with American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds can now track spending on the City website. By visiting cityofjackson.org/arp, residents will see a full breakdown of how the City is using its $31,444,000 i...
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Posted on: November 4, 2021

City of Jackson welcomes new Mayor, Ward 3 City Councilmember following Nov. election

Daniel Mahoney

Following the outcome of the Nov. 2 General Election, the City of Jackson is preparing to welcome a new Mayor and Ward 3 City Councilmember. 

Daniel Mahoney, who currently represents Jackson on the County Board of Commissioners, will officially be...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Lining Up Jackson launched to keep residents informed on lead line replacements

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Over the next 35 years, more than 11,000 lead water service lines will be removed and replaced in the City of Jackson. With such a massive undertaking on the horizon, the City has launched Lining Up Jackson to keep residents in the loop. 

By visit...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Jackson City Council Oct. 26 Meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Oct. 26:

-The City Council approved the purchase of three new patrol cars for the Jackson Police Department and one vehicle for police administration to use.

-Tax incentives were pa...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 20, 2021

City of Jackson celebrates the sale of 100th vacant side lot

Janet Boyd standing on her newly acquired lot

After living on Greenwood Avenue for 58 years, Janet Boyd is seeing her property double in size. “I am very happy with it,” Boyd said. The lifelong Jackson resident bought the vacant lot next door from the City of Jackson on Oct. 19, m...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Neighborhood meeting for Jackson's First Ward happening on Monday, Oct. 25

Ward 1- Vice Mayor  Councilmember Arlene Robinson

Residents in Jackson’s First Ward have an upcoming opportunity to meet with their City Council representative and learn the latest news from their neighborhood. City Councilmember Arlene Robinson is holding a neighborhood meeting for Jackson&...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Human Relations Commission holds 2021 Harold White Awards event

Harold White Breakfast

The annual event recognizes Jackson residents making a difference in diversity, inclusion and volunteering.

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Jackson City Council Oct. 12, 2021 meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Oct. 12: 

- 14 streets across Jackson could be seeing improvement projects next year. The City Council voted to accept reports from the Engineering Division on 14 water ma...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Street construction begins in Cascades Park area

Cascades Construction

Street construction began on Monday, Oct. 11 in the Cascades Park area. The construction project focuses on reducing the street widths of Brown and Randolph streets, which border the west and south ends of the county park. The streets will be reduced from...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

W. Washington Ave. two-way conversion underway

W. Washington conversion

One way signs on W. Washington Avenue in Jackson will soon become a thing of the past. The effort to convert an eight block stretch of W. Washington Avenue from one-way traffic to two-way began on Monday, Oct. 4. This conversion project is expected to tak...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Councilmember Dwyer Schlecte holding neighborhood meeting for Jackson's Fourth Ward

Laura Dwyer Schlecte, Ward 4

Residents in Jackson’s Fourth Ward have an upcoming opportunity to meet with their City Council representative and learn the latest news from their neighborhood. City Councilmember Laura Dwyer Schlecte is holding a neighborhood meeting for Jacks...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Councilmember Dancy holding neighborhood meeting for Jackson's Second Ward

Ward 2- Councilmember Freddie Dancy

Residents in Jackson’s Second Ward have an upcoming opportunity to meet with their City Council representative and learn the latest news from their neighborhood. City Councilmember Freddie Dancy is holding a neighborhood meeting for Jackson&...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Fall Hydrant Flushing Program

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The annual Fall Hydrant Flushing Program from the Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin on Monday, Sept. 27 in the southwest section of the City, and is expected to wrap-up on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the northeast section. This activity is happening all...

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City News Stories
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Jackson residents honored with new murals in neighborhoods

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Two new murals honoring
residents are brighteningup Jackson neighborhoods.
They were painted thissummer by Evan Struck,
a local 19-year-old artistwho’s getting national attention for his talents.

One of the murals is onthe side of a ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Fall 2021 Newsletter Now Available!

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The Fall 2021 edition of the City of Jackson newsletter is now available! The seasonal newsletter is mailed to every address in the City and is available for pick-up on the First Floor of Jackson City Hall. It can also be viewed online. 

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council creates new Community Police Oversight Commission

Jackson Police Dept Patrol Car Sept. 2021

A new effort to further enhance transparency and trust between the Jackson Police Department and the community they serve is now officially underway.  At their Tuesday, Sept. 28 meeting, the Jackson City Council approved an ordinance that creates...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Jackson park to see new investment following sale of City-owned property

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Plans are underway to improve a Jackson park following the sale of City-owned property. At their Tuesday, Sept. 28 meeting, the Jackson City Council voted to sell vacant commercial property on the 900 block of N. West Avenue to Absolute Net Properties for...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Jackson City Council Sept. 28, 2021 meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Sept. 28:

-A new effort to connect the Jackson Police Department with the community was approved by the City Council. A new Community Police Oversight Commission was officially cre...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Water main construction closes N. Blackstone Street in Downtown Jackson

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The City of Jackson has started a construction project to replace the water main on N. Blackstone Street between Louis Glick Highway and Van Buren Street. In the past summer, deficiencies in the water mains at the intersection of Glick and Blackstone were...
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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Jackson District Library partners with City to provide free Wi-Fi in Blackman Park

Horace Blackman Park

SHARING FROM JACKSON DISTRICT LIBRARY NEWS RELEASE: 

The Jackson District Library has again partnered with a local government organization to provide free WIFI Internet access to downtown Jackson visitors. After partnering with the Jackson Area Tr...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

New pedestrian trail in Ella Sharp Park celebrated with ribbon cutting event

Ella Sharp Park Trail ribbon cutting

Jackson is celebrating the official opening of a new trail that increases pedestrian access and creates safe walks to school! A ribbon cutting event for the new Ella Sharp Park Trail was held Sept. 17, and was attended by residents, City of Jackson offici...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

City reveals two design concepts for official City Seal Redesign

Jackson Seal Redesign Concepts

Jackson residents are getting their first looks at design concepts for a new City Seal. The City of Jackson is releasing two designs ahead of the Tuesday, Sept. 14 City Council meeting, where they will be presented to City Councilmembers and the community...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Jackson City Council Sept. 14, 2021 Meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Here are highlights of what happened at the Jackson City Council meeting on Sept. 14:

-The City Council voted down the first reading of an Aggressive Solicitation Ordinance in a 5 to 2 vote. The proposed ordinance intended to curb panhandling in Jackson by...

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City News Stories
Posted on: September 15, 2021

New affordable housing complex planned in Downtown Jackson

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A new affordable apartment complex is one step closer to taking shape in Downtown Jackson. At their Tuesday, Sept. 14 meeting, the Jackson City Council unanimously voted to approve an ordinance that intends to assist in the development of the The Blacksto...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

New Active Aging Program launches for adult residents

Active Aging

With local senior residents becoming more active and engaged, the City of Jackson is taking its senior programming in a new direction. On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Jackson Recreation Department is launching its new Active Aging Program. Lead by Active Aging C...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

City Councilmember Will Forgrave holding neighborhood meeting for Sixth Ward on Wednesday, Sept. 15

Will Forgrave, Ward 6

Residents in Jackson’s Sixth Ward have an upcoming opportunity to meet with their City Council representative and learn the latest news from their neighborhood. City Councilmember Will Forgrave is holding a neighborhood meeting for the Sixth War...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 31, 2021

City of Jackson working with Anchor Initiative to redevelop the Hayes Hotel property

Hayes Hotel Aug 2021

The City of Jackson is working with the Anchor Initiative on a new effort to get the Hayes Hotel property redeveloped. The 10 story former hotel building has been vacant since the City took over ownership in 2004. It was previously used as office...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Jackson Police Dept. launches new recruit program

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The Jackson Police Department (JPD) is looking to overcome recruitment difficulties by removing barriers and making an investment in the future. This month, JPD is sending police recruits Antoinette Lewis and Nikolas Rincon to the Mid-Michigan Police Acad...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 18, 2021

$1.5 million going to gun violence prevention program in Jackson

Downtown Jackson June 2021

Efforts to reduce gun violence in the City of Jackson are getting a big boost after the Jackson City Council unanimously voted to allocate $1.5 million to a Group Violence Intervention (GVI) program. The allocation of federal funds available to the City f...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Jackson welcomes Sergio Garcia as new Deputy Chief of Police

Deputy Chief Sergio Garcia 1

After rising the ranks of the Jackson Police Department over the past 24 years, Sergio Garcia is ready to be the department’s second in command. Garcia was recently promoted to the role of Deputy Chief, a position that had been vacant since 2017. ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Work to replace traffic signals on N. Wisner Street underway

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Work is beginning to replace outdated traffic signals on N. Wisner Street at the Argyle, North and Ganson intersections. Construction crews started efforts to replace the signals on Monday, Aug. 16. The first phase of the project has construction crews do...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Jackson City Council Aug. 17, 2021 Meeting

Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE

Here are highlights from the Tuesday, Aug. 17 Jackson City Council meeting:

-The Jackson City Council unanimously approved a proposal to allocate $1.5 million in federal funds over the next 5 years to a new program that aims to reduce gun violence in the c...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Railroad crossings in Jackson shutting down for maintenance

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Amtrak has scheduled maintenance work where streets across the railroad at the following locations:

1)         Blackstone Street between Glick Highway and Trail Street;

2)         Stewa...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 13, 2021

W. Franklin Street closing to traffic for home construction

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Starting Monday, Aug. 16, W. Franklin Street will be closed to through traffic between S. Jackson and S. Mechanic streets.  The street closure is for the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jackson Blitz Build event, which will construct two homes. T...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Have your say on what the new official City Seal will look like

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Jackson residents have an upcoming opportunity to weigh in on what the new City Seal should look like. The Jackson Public Arts Commission (JPAC) is holding a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17 to get input from the community on the seal’s redesign. Ideas from th...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 5, 2021

S. West Ave. closed to traffic for construction

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Beginning Monday, August 9, 2021, South West Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Kibby Road and High Street. This street closure is for sewer replacement at the intersection of South West Avenue and Douglas Street. The work to reconstruct the...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Recreation centers open to residents without power and water on Friday, Aug. 13

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The City of Jackson is opening its two recreation centers to residents who do not have power or water following this week’s severe weather. The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and the Boos Recreation Center will both be open on Friday, ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Jackson City Council Aug. 10 meeting canceled, rescheduled to Aug. 17

Jackson City Council meeting 7-13-21

The Jackson City Council meeting planned for tonight has been canceled. Officials canceled the meeting because multiple City Councilmember absences means there would not be enough members present to conduct City business. The meeting has been rescheduled ...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 9, 2021

New mask requirement for all City of Jackson facilities

City of Jackson mask policy graphic

With COVID-19 cases increasing, the City of Jackson is announcing a new mask requirement for all City facilities to help protect community health. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 10, masks will be required for residents to visit City Hall and other facilities, inc...

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City News Stories
Posted on: August 2, 2021

MEETING UPDATE: Ward 2 neighborhood meeting canceled

Ward 2 canceled

A neighborhood meeting for the City's Second Ward planned for Monday, Aug. 9 has been canceled. The City will inform residents when another meeting for Ward 2 is scheduled.
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Residents in J...
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City News Stories
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Election results for Aug. 3 Mayoral Primary Election

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A primary election was held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 to narrow down candidates for the Mayoral race. Daniel Mahoney and John Wilson were the top two vote getters and will advance to the Nov. 2 General Election for Mayor of Jackson. Full results are provided thr...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

New resident group formed to volunteer in Jackson parks

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NEWS RELEASE FROM PEOPLE FOR THE PARKS AND TRAILS: 

A new volunteer group in Jackson is looking for residents who want to make a difference in the city's parks. People for the Parks and Trails (abbreviated to PPT) was recently founded by ...

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