Commissioner Scott D. Jackson
Scott D. Jackson was first appointed Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) in June 2018, and was re-nominated to the position by Governor Ned Lamont in January 2019. At DRS, Commissioner Jackson has prioritized fair and equitable tax collection; excellent customer service and a robust online presence; and initiatives designed to increase levels of voluntary taxpayer compliance.
A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Jackson was a member of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman's staff in Hartford from 1993 to 2004, with a two-year gap in service during which he acted as Project Manager and Technical Director for the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council, an entrepreneurial non-profit dedicated to improving the delivery of government services. In 2004, he was appointed to manage the Town of Hamden's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Hamden. Mr. Jackson was then elected Mayor of Hamden in 2009, leaving office in 2015 to become Undersecretary for Intergovernmental Policy at the State of Connecticut's Office of Policy and Management. In February 2016, he was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Labor by Governor Dannel P. Malloy.
In 2012, he served as chairman of the Governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which followed prior service on statewide panels relating to storm response and proposed changes to the State's technical high school system. In addition to DRS Commissioner, Commissioner Jackson currently serves as Chair of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority Board of Directors and is a member of the state's Municipal Accountability Review Board.