Appointed by the Jackson City Council
Mukesh Kumar is the Director of Planning and Development for the city of Jackson, Miss. Before joining Mayor Lumumba’s team, he taught city planning at Jackson State University for thirteen years. His work focused on local processes that shape the future of urban areas. He is a city planner and routinely consults with municipalities on issues related to development and revitalization. Committed to the values of equity and justice, he finds his inner quiet within webs of urban complexities. He is an avid runner, uses running as an excuse to experience the built environment, and enjoys being a perennial student of cities.