Mrs. Ruthe Jackson has served Grand Prairie and the metroplex in many capacities - city council member, business leader, PTA leader, historian, and active church member. Mrs. Jackson was elected to the Grand Prairie City Council and served from 1985 - 1991 and again from 1993 - present. She served on the Dallas County School Board for 18 years, 11 of which she was Vice President.
Mrs. Jackson has been a member of more than 30 philanthropic organizations and was the founding member of 16 of those organizations. Her awards cabinet is filled with more than 30 honors and awards from local, regional and national organizations, including having a Dallas County School educational facility named in her honor. Mrs. Jackson's most coveted national honors include being the first Texas recipient of the Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Environmental Award from Keep America Beautiful and the 2001 National Award for Excellence in Community Service from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The State of Texas even named its youth award from Keep Texas Beautiful after Mrs. Jackson.
The City of Grand Prairie is proud to add the name of Ruthe Jackson to its premier meeting and event facility.