District Twelve Councilmember

Carol A. Jackson

District Twelve Councilmember, Carol A. Jackson, was elected November of 2017 and is currently serving as Mayor Pro Tempore.


  • BA, College of William and Mary


  • City of Charleston Commission on Women, Commission Member
  • Historic Charleston Foundation, Revolving Loan Fund Committee
  • Lowcountry Local First, Built Environment Committee Member
  • Palmetto Community Land Trust, Board of Directors
  • ReThink Folly Road Steering Committee, Committee Member Charleston Redevelopment Corporation, Board of Directors


Councilwoman Jackson is a retired non-profit executive and has served the National Trust for Historic Preservation for over 15 years. She was most recently the Director of Alexandria Housing Development Corporation in Virginia prior to retiring and moving to Charleston. She currently works very part-time in residential real estate sales for Charleston Real Estate Group, is a volunteer for Waterkeepers of Charleston, and is a member of a number of local organizations.

Memberships & Organizations

  • ACLU 
  • American Association of University Women
  • Charleston Library Society
  • Charleston Preservation Society
  • Coastal Conservation League
  • Conservation Voters of SC
  • Historic Charleston Foundation
  • James Island Exchange Club
  • League of Women Voters
  • Lowcountry Senior Center
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • West Ashley/James Island Business Association (WAJIBA)

Standing Committees

  • Community Development Committee, Vice Chair
  • Budget Committee
  • Human Resources Committee, Chair
  • Real Estate Committee
  • Traffic and Transportation Committee

View or download a Map of District 12 (PDF).