Chiteka Jackson

Chiteka Jackson, an independent real estate professional, has declared her candidacy for the Sandy Springs City Council 4th District Seat, which was recently vacated by the resignation of Ashley Jenkins. The election will be held March 15.

Jackson, 38, seeks to promote economic stability through consensus building, according to the Feb. 6 press release announcing her candidacy. Specifically, Jackson’s goals as stated include:

  • Addressing the ever-increasing water bill issues with the City of Atlanta
  • Brokering a solution to re-development and revitalization of the Roswell corridor
  • Creating a pro-business and pro-community environment

“I love Sandy Springs and know that we can build a greater community by working collaboratively to remedy our issues, strengthen our economy and attract new opportunities,” said Jackson, an Atlanta native who moved to Sandy Springs almost 10 years ago.

Jackson serves as the political partners chair for the Atlanta Board of Realtors Government Affairs Committee, where she has worked to shape legislation and policy protecting the private property rights of citizens.

Jackson served as an aide to former Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood during Norwood’s unsuccessful campaign to become mayor of Atlanta, which was won by Kasim Reed in a close runoff election.

Among Jackson’s various professional, civic and community activities, Jackson is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers Atlanta and the Board of Directors Network, a leadership development coalition that ensures female participation and equality among corporate and private boards. She is a graduate of Leadership Sandy Springs.

Chiteka Jackson and her family are active members of Sharon Community Church located in Sandy Springs.

John Schaffner

John Schaffner

John Schaffner was founding editor of Reporter Newspapers.