Amy B. Jackson was elected to City Council on November 6, 2018, to serve a three-year term from 2019 through 2021. As a member of City Council, Jackson serves on a variety of local and regional boards: The City Manager’s Quality of Life Committee, City Corps Council, INOVA Alexandria Hospital Task Force, Eisenhower Partnership Board of Directors, Combined Sewer Outfall Project Review Team Workgroup, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Chesapeake Bay Policy Committee, Potomac Watershed Roundtable, Gang Prevention Community Task Force, and the Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Commission.
Prior to her election, Jackson served as an appointee to the Alexandria Commission for Women and the Alexandria Landlord and Tenant Relations Commission. Jackson also served on many local non-profit boards and committees, including as Chair of The Fund for Alexandria’s Child Advisory Council, Chair of Alexandria’s Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative, Junior Friend of The Campagna Center, advocate of our Human Rights Commission, and board member of the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. She has also sponsored several charitable events over the years, especially for Alexandria’s children, for The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, The Campagna Center, SCAN, The Child and Family Network Centers, and the Center for Alexandria’s Children. Jackson also remains as an active member of the John Alexander Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Alexandria Democratic Committee, and Board of Directors of Senior Services of Alexandria.
Jackson has been a life-long community activist and educator. Raised a proud Alexandrian, she is an ACPS graduate, having attended Patrick Henry Elementary School, F.C. Hammond Junior High School, and T.C. Williams High School. She then went on to complete her bachelor's degree in communication studies at Virginia Tech. She also holds two master's degrees in education from George Mason University in Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education, grades 6-12, with Social Studies Education focus), and in Education Leadership (School Administration, grades Pre-K-12). Jackson’s career with Fairfax County Public Schools has spanned 16 years as a teacher, coach, mentor, club and class sponsor, curriculum (social studies-history) team lead, four core-curriculum team lead, and administrator, including appointments to the School Improvement Plan (SIP) as Committee Chair, and Pyramid-Cluster Reorganization Committee member. Jackson has also been a recipient of the FCPS Outstanding Employee Award.
Jackson and her family live in Alexandria’s West End. Her two young children currently attend a preschool in Rosemont and Alexandria City Public Schools.