Missouri City City Council selects Charles Jackson as new city manager

Charles Jackson was approved unanimously by Missouri City City Council. (Laura Aebi/Community Impact Newspaper)
Charles Jackson was approved unanimously by Missouri City City Council. (Laura Aebi/Community Impact Newspaper)

Charles Jackson was approved unanimously by Missouri City City Council. (Laura Aebi/Community Impact Newspaper)

Missouri City officials selected a new city manager at their Nov. 30 City Council meeting.

Charles Jackson was approved unanimously by City Council. Jackson was found with the assistance of GovHR USA, the consulting firm City Council unanimously voted to approve in June.

Jackson said he looks forward to getting to know the community and wants to bring stability to the role.

“Right now, it's about bringing stability,” Jackson said. “[It’s about] getting everybody on an even keel—back to this focus [business] and not on who's going to be the next person in the door, because we're going to stop that here. We're going to get back to doing the city's business, doing it to the best of our ability.”

Mayor Robin Elackatt said he is proud of the council’s ability to find the right person for the role—and to maintain transparency throughout the process.



“The most important thing to us was to make sure that we were transparent to the community, to the directors and to ourselves—and I believe we did that,” Elackatt said.

Missouri City has been in need of a new city manager after City Council terminated the employment contract of former City Manager Odis Jones without cause in April. In May, Assistant City Manager Bill Atkinson was named as interim city manager. City Council interviewed the top eight candidates for the position in November, according to city officials.

Jackson’s start date is pending the finalization of his employment contract.

By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.