Charles “Tink” Jackson reported for his first day as City Manager of La Marque, Texas, on Monday, May 6, 2019. Mr. Jackson comes to La Marque with a decorated history of municipal leadership, a dedication to governmental ethics and commitment to community engagement. A welcome reception will immediately follow the City Council meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019. Citizens, business owners and friends are encouraged to join the celebration.
Jackson served as the City Manager of Pearsall, Texas, about 50 miles southwest of San Antonio, from March 2016 to April 2019. During his tenure there, City of Pearsall earned the 2018 “Council of the Year” from Texas City Managers Association (TCMA). Prior to that, Jackson served as District Supervisor for the New Mexico State Engineers Office, worked as a manager in the private sector and was a high school educator.
Mr. Jackson has earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Education from New Mexico State University. He currently serves on the statewide TCMA Ethics Committee. Jackson is a dedicated family man. He enjoys fishing, bow hunting and is a staunch supporter of wildlife conservation.
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About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.