The FAMUAN: Darryl Jones, FAMU grad, seeks school board seat
Darryl Jones is known by his family, friends and co-workers as “Mr. Tallahassee” because of his passion for his community and all the hard work he has done around the city.
Jones, 48. has been a member of the Tallahassee community for 30 years. He graduated from Florida A&M University with a degree in English and then became a community organizer and has been on a number of different committees, including FAMU Way, the PACE Center for Girls, Bethel AME church and more.
“Mr. Jones has always had the south side community and underserved as his focus in his professional career and in his personal life,” said Gloria Brown, a friend of Jones. “He is an advocate and a fighter. He fights for the rights of people in underserved communities.”
Jones is the deputy director at the Tallahassee Leon County Office of Economic Vitality as the director of minority women and small business enterprise. “Mr. Tallahassee” has recentlly taken on yet another meaningful assignment, Jones is running for the Leon County School Board Seat 3.
“Having been a volunteer at so many youth programs around the city I was very much aware of the achievement gap in District 3 schools,” said Jones. “I believe that my business acumen as well as my work in economic development is a perspective missing from our school board.”