Community Displacement Prevention Officer | City of Austin, TX
Nefertitti Jackmon is the City of Austin’s first Community Displacement Prevention Officer. She leads the Displacement Prevention Division, tasked with developing and leading programming and outreach to prevent the displacement of vulnerable communities, which will include $300 million over 13 years in anti-displacement funding approved by voters in November 2020 as part of Project Connect Proposition A. The use of Project Connect anti-displacement funding will be guided by the Project Connect Equity Tool. Since COVID-19, Jackmon has worked with department leadership to program more than $50 million in tenant stabilization services including the Relief for Emergency Needs for Tenants (RENT) Program. Among leading and participating in numerous relevant bodies of work, Jackmon served as Vice-Chair on the Council appointed Anti-Displacement Task Force (2017-18). She is a speaker and regular participant in national discussions on anti-displacement strategies and policy discussions related to gentrification. Prior to coming to the Housing and Planning Department, Jackmon was the executive director of Six Square, a nonprofit organization responsible for celebrating and preserving the cultural legacy of the African American community within Austin’s Black Cultural District. Nefertitti has a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University Fresno and a Master of Arts in Africana Studies from the State University of New York at Albany. She also has a certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship.