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MEET Ms. Jackson


The Honorable La Keisha Jackson is currently a Democratic member of the City-County Council of Indianapolis-Marion 

County, District 14. She was elected to the District 18 seat on the council in 2014, and won the election to the District 14 

seat on November 3, 2015. Councilor Jackson serves on five (5) Council Committees: Ethics Chairwoman, Metropolitan 

& Development, Administration & Finance, Municipal Corporation and Education. 

She is the younger of two children and a Georgia native.

La Keisha moved to the great City of Indianapolis in 1984 and has resided in Warren Township for 18 years. Her faith and religious beliefs have a profound effect on her life. La Keisha Jackson has been a business professional for over 25 years and working in the community and social services field for almost 20 years. La Keisha’s passion is helping disadvantaged and at-risk youth and families develop personal, professional and educational skills. Ms. Jackson says, “Although, my official title, at a grass-roots not-for profit community center, is Executive Director, children call me, “Ms. Keisha. I decided to become a youth mentor so that I could inspire children to learn, grow and be empowered to become self-sufficient while providing crime reduction advocacy.

I desire to foster youth in my love of knowledge, professionalism and wisdom just as my parents, teachers and mentors have inspired me.” 

La Keisha has served on many boards, neighborhood & community groups, committees, planning events, conference committee host and conference facilitator for HUD related national conferences. La Keisha is also the recipient of two Mayor’s Community Service Awards (2008 & 2012). 

La Keisha Jackson is an alumni of Indiana University, Bloomington, and has obtained several college degrees. In 2007, she obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Health Care Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. La Keisha Jackson has dedicated her life to helping disadvantaged and at-risk youth and families. La Keisha has touched the lives of over 100,000 residents by helping them achieve employment, personal, financial, spiritual and educational goals in some capacity. Jackson is a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. 


"My life-long passion is being a voice for the community and connecting resources to help the underserved and disadvantaged who cannot help themselves."

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