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Meet Carla

An Experienced Leader

Carla Jackson became the Cobb County Tax Commissioner in January 2014. She is accountable for the annual accurate collection and disbursement of over $1.4 billion of property and motor vehicle taxes.


Carla joined the Tax Commissioner’s office in 2003 as the Business Services Manager and was appointed Chief Deputy in 2012. She was appointed Tax Commissioner in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2020. Carla began her professional career as an Auditor at Broniec and Associates audit firm. She then worked as an Accountant, Accounting Coordinator, and Financial Systems Analyst at The Home Depot before joining Turner Broadcasting System as a Financial Systems Analyst. Prior to joining the Tax Commissioner’s team, she was a successful business technology consultant. 


Carla earned bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Business Management from North Carolina State University. She holds a certificate in Information Technology Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and several leadership certifications, including the Executive Leadership Institute from the University of Georgia. Additionally, she is a licensed CPA. 


Carla is an active board member of several professional, business, and nonprofit organizations. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Tax Commissioner’s Technology Development Council (TCTech) and the Immediate Past District 19 Leader of the Georgia Association of Tax Officials (GATO). Carla chaired the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Cobb Executive Women (CEW) Steering Committee and Cobb Youth Leadership (CYL). Currently, she serves on the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Advisory Committee and is Chair of the Cobb Chamber’s Honorary Commanders Alumni Association. Carla also serves on the boards of directors for The Extension and LiveSafe Resources nonprofit organizations. She is a proud life member of the Cobb NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. 



Family Matters

Carla is a devoted wife and mother. She and her husband, Eddie Jackson, have been residents of Cobb County since 1986. This year they celebrate 40 years of marriage. They have three adult children. 

A Community Leader

Carla is actively committed to public service. Her commitment is demonstrated by her involvement in various community and professional organizations including the following:


  • Immediate Past District 19 Leader – Georgia Association of Tax Officials

  • Member – Georgia Association of Tax Officials

  • Member – Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia

  • Member – Leadership Cobb Alumni Association; 2008 Graduate

  • Co-Chair – Honorary Commanders Alumni Association; 2012 Graduate

  • Diamond Life Member – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

  • Life Member – Cobb NAACP

  • Board Member – The Extension

  • Board Member – LiveSafe Resources


  • Chair – Cobb Executive Women Steering Committee

  • Chair – Tax Commissioners’ Technology Development Council of Georgia (TCTECH)

  • Co-Chair – Cobb Youth Leadership

  • Co-Chair – EXCEL Alumni Board

  • Board Member – The Fortitude Educational and Cultural Foundation

  • Board Member – Palmer Middle School PTSA

  • Volunteer – A Light of Hope Outreach

  • Volunteer – The Atlanta Business League

  • Volunteer – The United Way


To the Campaign

To be re-elected as your Tax Commissioner will take more hard work and a lot of resources. This is why I humbly ask for your financial support to ensure a successful campaign. Whether it's $3,300 or $50, any donation amount is welcomed and appreciated. 

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