Judge Jazelle M. Jones

Jazelle M. Jones has held the positions of Deputy Managing Director and Director of Operations for the City of Philadelphia since 2005. She is responsible for the oversight, coordination and execution of City services for the hundreds of parades, festivals, concerts, athletic events, fundraisers and major motion picture film productions held each year in Philadelphia.

As Deputy Managing Director and Director of Operations, Ms. Jones is also responsible for monitoring and analyzing the departments' performance, cost analysis and reimbursements, and serves as a catalyst to encourage cooperation and collaboration both internally and externally.

Ms. Jones was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to the Pennsylvania Women’s Commission and serves a Commissioner who advises the Governor on policies and legislation that impact women; supporting economic and civic opportunities for women; encouraging and mentoring programs for girls and young women; identifying programs and opportunities for the benefit and advancement of women; and serving as a resource center for Pennsylvania women.

Ms. Jones was originally appointed by Mayor Street in November of 2001, and reappointed by Mayor Nutter in 2008, as the Director of Planning for the Mayor’s Office of Community Services, the City’s Anti-Poverty Agency. This position had the direct responsibility and oversight of a multi-million dollar grant that provided direct program services to low-income families. 

Prior to joining the City of Philadelphia, Ms. Jones has held numerous managerial positions in the private sector.  She studied at Dillard University and was the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence, the American Red Cross Humanitarian Award, the Mayor’s MVP Award and the NAACP National Voter Fund Award. She and her husband, 4th District Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. have four children and live in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia. 

Judge Jones was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to the Court of Judicial Discipline in October 2017.