Christopher E. Jackson, Sr., has been employed with the City of Inglewood since 2008. Starting as a Planner in the Planning Division, he advanced within the city and was appointed to lead the Development Services Department in June, 2015.
Mr. Jackson started his professional career in 1987, working with municipal governments throughout California in such cities as San Dimas, Tustin, Whittier, and Los Angeles. Mr. Jackson served as the Senior Planner for the City of Whittier and was instrumental in updating the city's General Plan. During this period he has worked closely with the directors of the various departments and managed the General Plan Advisory Committee with over 20 stakeholders. While working at the City of Los Angeles, he was responsible for the Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan which spans over 22 miles in length. He was the assigned planner to the Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Plan Review Board which was reinitiated during his tenure. As a planner with the City of Inglewood, Mr. Jackson was selected by the Mayor and City Council to lead the city team concerning the $100 million renovation of the Forum and to advance the $10 billion Hollywood Park development project. Mr. Jackson was the lead manager for the City of Champions Revitalization Initiative which has resulted in what is now a $5 billion SoFi Stadium (Home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers) and YouTube Theatre (a 6,000-seat performance theatre). Mr. Jackson was also the lead manager for the development of the $2 billion Intuit Dome which will be the home of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2024.
Mr. Jackson hails from South Central Los Angeles (Nickerson Gardens Housing Project) and is married to his lovely wife Tracy and they parent seven children. Mr. Jackson is an ordained minister, past board member of the Planning in the Black Community Division (PBCD) of the American Planning Association (APA), a member and past President of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc., Beta Psi Lambda Chapter (Los Angeles), and a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Xi Boule (Los Angeles). He holds a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from Cal Poly Pomona and nearing completion of his MBA in Business from SNHU. He is also a road bike enthusiast and member of the Major Taylor Bike Club of Los Angeles.