By Sentinel News Service
Published February 6, 2014

Council President Herb Wesson is shown with Los Angeles Department of Public Affairs Director, Cora Jackson-Fossett and her husband Kelvin, at Jackson-Fossett’s retirement celebration.

Council President Herb Wesson was joined by Los Angeles city officials and staff in the City Hall’s Tom Bradley Tower to celebrate the career of Cora Jackson-Fossett on the occasion of her retirement from city service.

As Public Affairs Director for the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Jackson-Fossett has received nine industry awards for outstanding creative and highly effective communications programs.  In addition, over the years she has received five Los Angeles Emmy nominations for producing videos creating more public awareness about public works activities and operations.

“Cora’s career has been a tremendous asset to our city and our community,” said Wesson.  “She has been a great role model, and we will miss her leadership, her dedication and her commitment.”

From 2006 to 2012, Cora Jackson-Fossett was President of the Los Angeles Association of Black Personnel, the official representative for city employees of African American heritage.  She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Professional Managers Association, the bargaining unit representing the city’s top level employees.

Prior to coming to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Jackson-Fossett was the principal public relations representative for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and was a public affairs specialist for the United State Postal Service in Chicago, Long Beach and Gary, Indiana.



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