Working everyday to Preserve our Island Quality of Life

Carol Jackson is a retired non-profit executive, having served organizations all focused on improving communities for their quality of life with historic preservation, conservation, housing attainability, small business empowerment, faith communities outreach and social services.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Palmetto Community Land Trust, the Revolving Loan Committee for Historic Charleston Foundation, and as an advisor to Lowcountry Local First.


On James Island, she represents the City on the Steering Committee for ReThink Folly Road, charged with making progress for bike/ped/public transit improvements.  She initiated the formation of the James Island Creek Water Quality Task Force, agencies working collectively in response SC mandate to clean up the Creek.  As a Council liaison member to the City’s Storm Water Management Regulations Manual writing task force, she uses that background info to better advocate and support neighborhoods to improve drainage and flooding conditions. She’s a member of the City’s Sustainability and Resiliency Advisory Committee, and an ambassador for the Climate Action Plan to involve citizens in their daily activities.


In essence, she has demonstrated the full range of her skills and expertise to protect the quality of life for James Islanders to the best of her ability as one elected official, working with colleagues at all levels of decision making and follow through.  Carol puts her time and her whole self into her commitment to preserve and foster the things that make communities like ours special.  Her whole family is settled on James Island.  Her vision is set on a lasting James Island for her young grandson’s future.


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