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

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. Mr. Bolen 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.

Carol Goolsby - District 3, Place 1

Jimmy Atchison - District 2, Place 2

Audra Raybon - District 2, Place 1

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

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

Daron Bolen - District 3, Place 2

Carol Lathan Goolsby was born in Chatom, AL, she is the third of eight children.  She is a graduate of Washington County High School, and attended computer classes at Alabama Southern (now Coastal Alabama Community College).  Carol worked as a Pharmacy Tech at Jackson Medical Center for 13 years.  She also worked as a Secretary and in Accounting at Jackson Cabinet, Inc.. She is a mother of three sons, grandmother to eight grandchildren, and has one great grandchild.  

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.

Born in Jackson Alabama, Jackson High School Graduate.   Mrs. Raybon holds a BS Education from the University of Alabama.  Mrs. Raybon has been employed at Jackson High School for over 20 years where she teaches US History.  She is married to Brian Raybon and they have 3 children, John Thomas - Jr., Will- Sr., and Kate.  
She has 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.  She was honored as the 2006 Jackson Civitan Club, Jackson Citizen of the Year.  It is her goal to make Jackson a place where families 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.