Mayor David Jackson

David W. Jackson was elected Mayor in November, 2010 and began serving the citizens of Madisonville Kentucky on January 1, 2011.

He is the son of Kenneth (deceased) and Esther Jackson of Sebree, and is a graduate from the University of Kentucky. David is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

He married Leigh Ann Adkins in 1986 and they have two children - Jordan and Chloe. Leigh Ann is the Office Manager at David W. Jackson, CPA.

David is also a licensed minister with the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) and pastors Living Waters Church of God on Dulin Street. He enjoys swimming at the YMCA, biking, running and kayaking. He also holds a private pilot's license and believes that Madisonville has the best airport in the region. As Mayor, David believes that he and all employees of the City are the servants of the people. He looks forward to partnering with the citizens and businesses of Madisonville to create growth and opportunity.

Powers & Duties

The executive authority of the city shall be vested in and exercised by the Mayor. The Mayor shall enforce the Mayor-Council Plan, city ordinances and orders, and all applicable statutes. He shall supervise all departments of city government and the conduct of all city officers and employees under his jurisdiction and shall require each department to make reports to him required by ordinance or as he deems desirable.

The Mayor shall maintain liaison with related units of local government respecting interlocal contracting and joint activities.

The Mayor shall report to the Council and to the public on the condition and needs of city government as he finds appropriate or as required by ordinance, but not less than annually. He shall make any recommendations for actions by the Council he finds in the public interest. (KRS 83A.130(3)

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