​​​​​​​400 COMMERCE STREET, JACKSON, ALABAMA  36545 | ​(251) 246-2461

​​​​​​Welcome to the City of Jackson, Alabama!

Daron Bolen - District 3, Place 2

Mr. Bolen was born and raised in Jackson and has lived here all his life. In 1993, he earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is employed by State Farm Insurance and has one child. In his spare time, Mr. Bolen enjoys Golf, Hunting, Fishing and coaching his son’s little league baseball team. Mr. Bolen is very active in supporting and working with the Little League Program in Jackson and has served on Jackson’s City Council since 2004.

Dwight Goolsby - District 3, Place 1

Originally from Florala, AL, Mr. Goolsby moved to Jackson in 1967. He is married to Carol (Lathan) Goolsby and has two children, three step-children and nine grandchildren. Mr. Goolsby is employed by Central Supply Co. out of Monroeville, AL.  When he’s not at work, Mr. Goolsby enjoys serving the community by cutting grass and chopping wood for the elderly. In his words: “I would like to say how much I appreciate the people of Jackson for allowing me to serve them as a Councilman.” Mr. Goolsby was elected to the City Council in 2008.

Born in St. Stephens, Alabama, Mr. Atchison moved to Jackson with his family in 1975.  He is married to Janiece (Rotch) Atchison and they have two daughters, Debbie Lankford and Denita Hankins.  He is retired from Clarke-Washington EMC after thirty-four years of service.  As a member of the Jackson City Council  he will continue to work for Jackson to be a place that works for everyone.  He strives to lead the City of Jackson with passion, determination and enthusiasm.  Mr. Atchison spends his spare time with his four grandchildren.

Jimmy Atchison - District 2, Place 2

Audra Raybon - District 2, Place 1

I was born in Jackson Alabama, attended Jackson High School.   BS Education from the University of Alabama, and I have been employed at Jackson High School for over 20 years.  I teach US History, 11th grade.  I am the Student Government and Diamond Dolls sponsor.   I am married to Brian Raybon and we have 3 children, John Thomas - Jr. University of Alabama, Will- Sr. Jackson High School, and Kate -8th grade Jackson Middle School.  
I have served as Jackson Women's League President, Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Jackson Relay for Life committee, and on the White Smith Memorial Library Board.  I was honored as the 2006 Jackson Civitan Club Jackson Citizen of the Year.I will work hard to serve the people of District 2 and Jackson.  It is my goal to make Jackson a place where family thrive. 

Born in Clarke County, Ms. James has lived much of her life in District 1 in Jackson, AL. In 2002, she earned a degree in applied science, office technology and computer application from Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville, AL. She is currently employed with the law firm of McCorquodale and McCorquodale and has been so employed for seven Years.  In her words “I am a Christian woman who loves the Lord. I believe in the City of Jackson, AL and its citizens. I believe that service and charity start at home and Jackson is my home. I believe I can make a difference.”  Ms. James is the mother of two and grandmother of one. She joined the Council in 2010.

Jane Bettis James - District 1, Place 2

Eldridge Jackson (Mayor Protem) - District 1, Place 1

Mr. Jackson was born in Jackson and has lived here all his life. He is employed in Sales/Delivery by Dairy Fresh, Inc. Mr. Jackson also serves as a Minister and Elder at the Carlton AOH Church. He is married to Celeste Taylor, a 3rd grade teacher and they have four children. He has served as a Councilman for District 1 since 2004. Mr. Jackson is always happy to hear from his constituents and encourages you to drop him a line if you have a concern or a question.

The City of Jackson consists of three voting districts, with two elected Council Members from each district (Place 1 & Place 2). Council Members serve 4 year terms. Elections for Mayor and Council Members are held together every four years. 


Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at City Hall and are open to the public.

Jackson City council