Ollie Jackson

Ollie Jackson_400x600Ollie Jackson earned a BS Degree in Construction Engineering from Lincoln University, Jefferson City Missouri, graduating in 1961. At graduation, he accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He served 23 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in 1984. His military assignments include overseas tours in France, Germany and two tours in the Republic of Vietnam. His stateside assignments were at Fort Belvoir Virginia, Fort Mead Maryland, Fort Lewis Washington and Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. Following his military career, Mr. Jackson served 20 years as a Federal Civil Servant, retiring from Civil Service in May 2002. He served the preponderance of his Civil Service career as a training developer at the Army Engineer School, developing Programs of Instruction (POIs) for the Officer Basic and Advance, Warrant Officer Technical Development, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development and Enlisted Advance Individual Training (AIT) courses.  

Following retirement from Civil Service, Ollie has lent his services to community organizations and local governmental agencies as follows:  

Lincoln University Liaison:  For a brief period he worked as the Lincoln University liaison to the Department of Cooperative Research & Extension Programs, at Fort Leonard Wood. He served as the Lincoln University representative, for an Army Research Laboratory (ARL) environmental grant, to conduct research into the areas of Geospatial (collection, analysis, distribution and interpretation), Phyromediation and Water Quality.

Genesis – A Place of New Beginnings:  President of the Board of Directors for Genesis, the only shelter for victims of domestic violence in Pulaski County. To date he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for 17 years and as president of the Board of Directors for 10 years.

Waynesville IDA (Industrial Development Authority):  A municipal organization created to fund and manage the economic ventures that may be entered into by the city of Waynesville, Missouri.  He has served as a member of the IDA for the past 12 years.

Pulaski County Senior Citizens Fund Board:  A county municipal organization to oversee the distribution of state funds to provide Nutritional Services and Homebound meals, and to administer Benevolent Funds to the senior citizens of Pulaski County. The county Senior Citizen centers are located in Waynesville, Richland, Crocker and Dixon Missouri.  He has served as the board secretary for the past seven years and has served as a member of the board for a total of eight years.

Rotary Club of Pulaski County:  Joined the Waynesville/St. Robert Rotary Club in July 2005.  Have embraced the Rotary Club Objective: To encourage and foster the ideas of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage and foster:

  • First:      The development of acquaintance as an opportunity to serve.
  • Second:  High ethical standards in business professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.
  • Third:     The application of the idea of service by every Rotarian to his or her personal business and community life.
  • Fourth:   The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men and women united in the idea of service.   

Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation:  A member of the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation Board of Directors since May 2012. Active in the success of the Capital Campaign for the Delbert Day Cancer Institute, a $7M campaign to build a state-of-the-art cancer institute on the campus of Phelps Country Regional Medical Center.

Waynesville – St. Robert Chamber of Commerce: Served as an Ambassador on the Waynesville/St. Robert Chamber of Commerce. As an Ambassador, and later as a member of the Rotary Club, presented the “Choices” curriculum to eighth grade students of Pulaski County.