Jackson Remembered

National Board Member Cortney Jackson Remembered


The National Board is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Detroit Supervising Boiler Inspector Cortney Jackson, who died on April 14, 2020, due to complications of COVID-19. He was 64.

Mr. Jackson became a National Board member representing the city of Detroit in 2015. He was a 24-year employee of the city, and worked as a general welder and mechanical and boiler inspector before assuming the role of supervisor for the boiler division in 2015.  

Executive Director Joel Amato expressed his condolences on behalf of the entire National Board organization. “This is such sad news for all of us. Our hearts and prayers go out to Cortney’s family and friends during this very difficult time,” he said. “I’m grateful Cortney was part of our membership. He will be missed.”

In the Detroit News, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said of Jackson:

“He was one of the most popular people in the department. Mr. Jackson was a father of three, was somebody you could count on all the time, and was well-known among his coworkers at the annual picnic in showing off his chess prowess, where he would take on all comers. Our hearts go out to Mr. Jackson and his family."

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