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30+ years of experience in planning/community development, construction/project management (includes the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games) and several architectural and engineering firms.

Charletta Wilson Jacks

  • Deputy Director of Government Affairs for the 60th Mayor of Atlanta-Keisha Lance Bottoms

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of the Mayor’s legislative priority agenda with the City Council and other city stakeholders

  • Provides leadership and counsel on matters of development policy and strategy


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  • Centennial Yards:  40-acre redevelopment in Downtown Atlanta to be transformed into 15 new city blocks of new infrastructure, roads, sidewalks, open space and parks 

  • Turner Field Stadium Transaction: created development regulations that set the groundwork for the redevelopment of the massive facility and surrounding area into a major commercial, institutional, and residential development.

  • Director of Planning/Zoning and Development: spearheaded a new customer focused initiative due to the increase in the City’s development activity 

  • Go-To” Professional for development of large-scale multimillion dollar residential, commercial, and industrial projects

  • Educates citizens and neighborhoods on community engagement and understanding the impact of development on their communities

Transformative Development Projects

International Service

  • Immediate past International Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 

  • Immediate past Secretary of the Educational Advancement Foundation Board of Directors and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Housing Foundation 

  • Served as the Chairman of the International Membership Committee (2010 -2014) resulting in over 17,000 members reactivating their membership. 

  • More than thirty-five years of membership in the sorority with service on various international committees 

  • Graduate of Howard University (B.A.) and Clark Atlanta University (M.PA.) and resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family 

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