The Hiram Award is the highest award that a Lodge of Masons may bestow upon one of its members.
Jackson was recognized for his outstanding service to Masonry in general and his Lodge in particular as well as to the Community.
Jackson is a member of myriad Orders of Masonry in California, has served as master of the Woodland Lodge as well as master of Yolo Lodge No. 195, Davis, and was recently elected to serve again as Master of Woodland Lodge for 2011.
A member of the Scottish Rite, Ben Ali Shrine, York Rite and Eastern Star to name a few, Jackson's contributions as chairman of the Scholarship Committee, participation in the Woodland Educator of the Year Selection and dedicated service as Advisory Board Member of the Woodland Assembly of Rainbow for Girls and the Woodland Chapter of DeMolay for Boys brings credit to himself and Masonry.
Jackson also was appointed by the Grand Master of Masons of California to be Inspector of the 418th Masonic District.
Jackson continues to work as a technical supervisor for the Mailing Equipment Branch of Bowe, Bell and Howell.
Jackson married Joan Walker Voss of Davis in August of 2007 and he and Joan resides
Joan works as a professional Sign Language Interpreter at Sacramento State College and is the mother adviser of the Woodland Rainbow Girls. She is a majority member of Vallejo Assembly Rainbow Girls and a Master of the Grand Cross of Color.
Don and Joan have two children, a daughter, Kelly Voss, who is a junior at Long Beach State College; and a son, Andy Voss, a junior at Sacramento State College.