Valerie Jackson

Valerie Jackson

Director of Policy, Planning and Development

For over 25 years Valerie Jackson has helped drive economic development, first by helping businesses remain competitive and innovative in today’s ever-changing global marketplace, and currently as East Orange’s director of policy, planning and development. In this role Ms. Jackson uses her business acumen and relationship management skills to oversee the transformation of East Orange following a decade-long period of stalled development, increasing private capital investment from $100 million to over $800 million in four years. Previously Ms. Jackson served as both deputy city manager and director of planning and economic development in the City of Orange Township, where she amassed a portfolio of development that includes the construction of more than 500 housing units and many new businesses, during the worst economic climate since the Great Depression.  

Sessions

March 9, 2018
Trends in Redevelopment Finance
Brunswick B
2:15  -  3:45