Our Vision for Jackson
Create a Dignity Economy which will reflect the inherent value of every Jackson Resident
Conduct a major overhaul of our water metering and billing system
Continue to pave roads in disrepair across the City
Implement more holistic solutions to solve crime
Generate youth engagement centers to provide constructive outlets for our Young People
Launch demolition program to eliminate blight across the City
Create inclusive development across the City (i.e.: Highway 18 and Highway 80 corridors, South- & West Jackson)
"This is a moment that will define what kind of city we will be."
For the last three and a half years, our administration has been working hard to build what we’ve been calling a “dignity economy.”
The dictionary definition of dignity is “the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect.” We believe every single one of us is worthy of respect and that our economy should reflect that.
So, when we talk about Jackson becoming better and stronger, we mean good jobs. We mean making sure our JPS scholars are prepared to lead. We mean safe, affordable housing and affordable access to quality internet. We mean rebuilding and repairing our streets, sewers, and water system so that we have the infrastructure we deserve.
We have been busy working to make improvements to bring Jackson closer to the more livable, more accessible city we envision.
My commitment has always been to ONE city, ONE aim, ONE destiny. All neighborhoods matter and we will not rest until each and every neighborhood has what they need to thrive.
Our Work Over the Past Four Years
Paved more miles of road in the last 4 years than the previous 10 combined
First Administration to implement body cameras for the Jackson Police Department
Developed a real time command center to expand community protection through technology
Led in the State's most progressive & comprehensive COVID response
Ended Furlough of City Employees
Leveraged the 1% Sales Tax to acquire $40 Million towards infrastructure development (first in Mississippi history)
Lumumba Administration in Numbers
Years with more Roads Paved than previous 10 Years combined
Graduating Jackson Police Department Classes; body cameras implemented under Administration
Coverage of Health Insurance premiums for City Employees
Ever Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to fix City inefficiences
Raise Provided to City Employees