Jackson councilman Robert Nixon, a Republican, was named chairman of the Schools Development Authority’s board of directors, the authority announced Friday.
“It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Chair of the SDA Board of Directors as I strongly believe in the Authority’s mission of building state-of-the-art schools for hundreds of thousands of New Jersey school children,” said Nixon. “Together with the new leadership of the SDA, I am confident that this Board will continue to positively impact the lives of students and the surrounding communities.”
Nixon is Director of Government Affairs of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association and the founder and president of State House Strategies.
He has served as acting chairman of the authority’s board since June. Gov. Phil Murphy made Nixon’s position permanent in December.
“I applaud Governor Phil Murphy for recognizing that Rob Nixon has been a strong acting chairman for our organization since June 2018,” said SDA CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco. “In my time as CEO at SDA, I have enjoyed working cooperatively with Mr. Nixon and the rest of the SDA board to oversee Authority operations and school projects that are helping to improve the quality of life and quality of education for New Jersey school children.”