Greg Jackson is a community organizer, communications specialist, campaign strategist and experienced issue advocate in Washington, D.C.
Greg currently leads CJAF’s national advocacy efforts. He comes from the Washington D.C.’s Office of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement. In this capacity, Greg oversees community events, outreach activities, policy development, violence reducing programs and direct engagement of residents most at risk to gun violence in Washington, D.C.
Prior this role, Greg served as the Director of Communications for the DC Department of Parks & Recreation, where he led the Mayor’s #FITDC initiative to ignite a movement of fitness and wellness across the District.
For the last four years, Greg’s professional efforts have focused on achieving a safer, stronger Washington D.C. community in multiple capacities after surviving an act of gun violence in 2013. Upon his recovery, Greg became an avid mentor to local at risk youth and has built multiple youth engagement movements like #WeReadDC that has empowered hundreds of volunteers to help youth improve academically through monthly reading events. His outstanding local volunteer work and extensive background in campaign organizing led him to becoming the youngest appointee of Mayor Muriel Bowser in 2015 as her Director of Community Relations and Services. In this role he led a team he built an office that in its first year successfully engaged over 70,000 residents, resolved over 5,000 constituent concerns and continues to have a meaningful impact on improving government services.
Before his local organizing work, Greg began working in the political arena as a community organizer and then campaign operative for President Barack Obama through various roles, including the Co-Chair of DC for Obama, the Field Director of Obama’s North Carolina re-election efforts, his Gun Violence Issue Coordinator at Organizing for Action and lastly as the National Field Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.