Flagler College – Tallahassee has announced that County Commissioner, Jimbo Jackson, will serve as the keynote speaker at its 31st commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Florida A&M University. The commencement will begin at 2 p.m. in the Lee Hall Auditorium.
Commissioner Jackson was recently elected to the Leon County Board of County Commissioners in 2016 representing the citizens of District 2. Commissioner Jackson is also the current principal at Ft. Braden School in Tallahassee where he has served in this position since 2008.
In 2016, he successfully ran for the Leon County Commission District 2 seat in an 8-candidate race! Jimbo’s campaign and commission initiatives focus on providing improved recreational opportunities that focus on the children and families of Southwestern Leon County, maintaining highway, trail, bicycle and sidewalk improvements in the FSU and TCC communities, providing safer neighborhoods and rural highways, and recruiting responsible business growth that provides enhanced job opportunities for Leon County.
Commissioner Jackson received his associate’s degree from Tallahassee Community College and went on to receive his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University.
“We are pleased that Commissioner Jackson has agreed to speak to our graduates. He is a great role model for our students and we know he will inspire our students to become leaders in their preferred career and in their community,” said Dr. Donald Parks Dean of Flagler College-Tallahassee.
The graduating class of 2017 will look forward to the commissioner’s insight as they move from the classroom into the workforce.