Thomas P. Tafelski was sworn in as Council President in January 2007 and January 2010. This is his third term as a City Council member and was first elected with a fifth-place finish in the November 2001 Election.
Prior to his election to the City Council, Tafelski also served on the City Plan Commission from 1999 to 2001 and the City Beautiful Commission from 1998 to 1999.
He is a lifelong Dearborn resident who graduated from Fordson High School in 1988. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992.
Tafelski is also a member of the Dearborn Polish Legion, Dearborn Elks, Fordson Varsity Alumni Club, Friends of the Archbishop of Detroit, and St. Alphonsus and Divine Child Parishes.
He has three young sons.