Troup County native serves community by working for city

Published 2:57 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019

When she’s not helping people with business licenses or building permits, Brittany Jackson, 34, enjoys volunteering with her church and spending time in her hometown.

Jackson has worked for the City of LaGrange as a permits and licenses coordinator with the city for more than two years, and she said that she enjoys watching people work toward their dreams.

“I enjoy watching people come in and open up their small businesses and watch them grow,” Jackson said. “I get the chance to see them come in not knowing anything and get the opportunity to watch them grow and learn and do really well in the community — to provide jobs and services. It is also pretty exciting seeing companies and just people in general come in and build their houses and their businesses from the ground up.”

A Troup High graduate, Jackson said she enjoys being near her family in the community where she was born and raised. She said she also enjoys spending time with her 6-year-old and her long-time boyfriend.

“When I’m not working, I enjoy getting out,” Jackson said. “My 6-year-old is very active, so we go out to parks and playgrounds a lot. We do a lot of kid activities and go to the fountain. He loves to dip his little fingers into that fountain.”

She is also passionate about helping other children through her church.

“I am very involved in my church,” Jackson said. “We do a lot of outreach to kids especially. Kids are our thing because kids are our future, so we do a lot of outreach and programs, just fun activities for the kids over at Confidence [Missionary Baptist Church].”

Jackson is also a member of HYPE, an organization for Troup County young professionals, which allows her to get to know other professionals in her age group, and those who work with her said that her professional skills are an asset to the city.

“Brittany is a very smart young lady,” said Alton West, director of community development and Jackson’s manager.

“She has come in and learned the process here serving up permits and business licenses. She is an asset to this department because she learns quick. She is a millennial, so she knows how to move around the computer.”

— Story and Photos by Alicia B. Hill