Scott Jackson is currently on the Parker Town Council and can be seen at most of the local events supporting the community and was instrumental in getting the Parker Farmers Market back on Mainstreet. For more about his ideas for the future of Parker visit his website. Scott’s campaign issues are listed below.
I am proud that I was able to fight for the police department and get them a new facility to call home. This facility will open in late 2010 and has been a long time coming for the men and women of our police department. I have always and will always continue to make sure that our men and women in public safety have all the tools that they need to continue to make the Town of Parker safe.
SMALL BUSINESS RETENTION
We need to continue to work with all organizations that are designed to work with small businesses, such as the Parker Chamber of Commerce and Metro Parker Small Business Alliance. We also need to continue with our retention visits so that we can get a complete picture of all businesses in Parker as to what the Town of Parker does well, what we need to do better and what issues these businesses are struggling with. We need to try and help these businesses before it’s too late and they are out of business.
We have and continue to take economic development seriously in Parker. We have recently hired our own economic development person (Becky Hogan) in house to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to help promote development. We continue to work closely with the Parker Economic Development Council and developers. Becky has also implemented a program to have council and community members perform retention visits to see what the Town of Parker is doing well and what we can improve on. We continue to work close with all businesses in the town and those wanting to relocate to Parker to help insure that they are successful. We continue to support organizations that help businesses in Parker whether it is the Chamber of Commerce or One Voice for Parker. We also need to continue working with the Parker Economic Development Council and support their efforts on a daytime economy. This is tough, as Parker does not have affordable housing to support workforce employees. I serve on the Douglas County Housing Authority and we are continually trying to bring this type of housing to Parker and all parts of Douglas County. Economic development is critical to Parker’s success and growth.
PARKS & OPEN SPACE
Since I have been on Town Council, we have acquired well over 100+ acres of open space and future park space. We need to continue to maintain our parks at the highest level as well as plan for our new parks and open space areas. Even though the economy is down, we can still plan for the future.
SWIM & ICE FACILITIES
We need to continue to pursue swim and ice facilities for the Town of Parker. This may be a public/private venture or may even include other municipalities. Our kids currently do not have a lot of places to swim and compete, the High Schools have to leave the Town and the County to train. We need to find a way to allow these kids to train here and compete here. This is similar to the problem we had with Football and Track and with the new Burt.com stadium they now have a home here.
CULTURE & HISTORY
Culture and History have slowly been gaining momentum for the Town of Parker and with the addition of the PACE Center, will gain even more. We need to continue along this path and start making Parker a place that people not just live in, but a place that people want to come to.
O’BRIEN PARK NORTH & SALISBURY PARK EXPANSION
We need to come up with a plan for O’Brien Park North and Salisbury Park Expansion, so that we are ready to develop these parcels when the time is right and we have funds to pursue this. This may be 10 years down the line, but I would like to include the public and other organizations to share their ideas and wishes for these two valuable parcels of land.
Parker Town Council (April 2005 – Current)
- Mayor Pro-Tem
- Chair of Douglas County Housing Partnership
- Downtown Development Committee Liaison
- Partnership of Douglas County Governments Liaison
- Budget Committee Member
- Parker Police Department Liaison for New Facility
- Higher Education Committee Member
- RTD liaison
- Southeast Business Partnership Liaison
- Farmer’s Market Liaison
President and Founder of Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Treasurer and Co-Founder of Code 3 Response
The O’Brien Award Recipient “2004 Parker Citizen of the Year”
Parker Chamber of Commerce
- Past Board Member
- Soda Chair “Parker Days Festival” 2010, 2007, & 2006
- Vice Chair “Parker Days Festival” 2005
- To Find out more about Scott Jackson or to contact him visit his website at www.electscottjackson.com or on Facebook
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