Jackie A. Duncan, Alderman
Jackie Duncan was born at Camp Forrest Army Base, Tullahoma, TN which later became Arnold Engineering Development Center. Very few can say their place of birth twenty some years later became their place of employment which thirty some years later became their place of retirement, all on the same land, 10 minutes away from where they live.
Duncan is a graduate of Davidson Academy Elementary and High School – Tullahoma, TN/ was Valedictorian and class President/ attended A&I State University which later became Tennessee State University (TSU) and Motlow State Community College (MSCC).
He retired from aerospace testing (Jacobs Engineering) as Sr. Assoc. Engineer/Data Manager at Arnold Engineering Development Center.
Currently he is busy as a Writer and Publisher of Inspirational Poetry, short stories and songs. He recently wrote “LIVING on PURPOSE, The Poetry of Life” (Westbow Publishers, a division of Thomas Nelson Bible Publishers), and co-wrote the title song on the latest Coleman March Ensemble CD, “Faith, The Size of a Mustard Seed”.
He serves as President of the Davidson Academy School Reunion Committee; Vice President South Central TN Chapter of TSU Alumni Assoc.; Mid-Region Executive Board Awards Chairman, and Chaplin, for TSU National Alumni Assoc.; member Tennessee Rehabilitation Board of Directors/Manchester, TN; Deacon, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (oldest standing original church in Tullahoma, included in National Register); Historian for the Elk River District Association (13 Churches); Gospel singer and song writer with: The Coleman March Ensemble(regional recording artists), the So. Central Tennessee Multi County Choir, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Men’s Choir, and the Free Spirit Gospel Ensemble. He also serves Tullahoma as Coffee County Commissioner, District-19.
Duncan previously served as the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) coordinator for Tullahoma/Coffee County for 10 years. Additionally, he worked with H O B Y (Hugh Obrien Youth Organization) and later with Tennessee Leadership Seminars (TLS) for a combined total of about 12 years.
Mission Statement in Life: “To be a blessing to others, expecting nothing in return; for the joy and love your heart feels from giving, is what makes this often troubled life worth living.”