Kevin J. Jackson is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He holds Concurrent Bachelors of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University. He also has an Associates of Arts Degree from South Mountain Community College – an educational accomplishment for which he takes great pride and regards has having transformative significance in his life. He has over 14 years of professional public service experience through his work in both local government and the nonprofit sector. Since 2008 he has been Neighborhood Services Director for the City of Champaign. Prior to this position, he has worked for the cities of Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona. His professional affiliations include the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Association of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), the International Association of Public Participation (IA2P) and most recently, the Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA). Kevin enjoys attending sporting events, reading history and philosophy and volunteering his time to help youth and others in need.

Kevin was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.