Meet the Mayor


John B. “Jack” O’Reilly, Jr.

Mayor of Dearborn

John B. “Jack” O’Reilly, Jr. has been an elected public servant in Dearborn since 1990, and Mayor since 2007.

He was re-elected Mayor in November 2009 and again in November 2013. Before becoming Mayor, he served as president of the Dearborn City Council for 17 years.

Throughout his public career, Mayor O’Reilly has consistently demonstrated his commitment to Dearborn neighborhoods through actions that seek to preserve the City’s high quality of life and attractive residential areas.

He has promoted economic development through beneficial relationships with county, regional and state agencies, and corporations like Ford Motor Co., Oakwood Healthcare System, and Ford Land Development.

He has forged productive partnerships with important community organizations, such as the Dearborn Federation of Neighborhood Associations, the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, the Dearborn Area Faith Network, and the Dearborn Public Schools. He is on the board of directors of the Dearborn Education Foundation, the West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority and the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority.

Mayor O’Reilly has significant experience in regional, state and federal levels of government, and has participated on or led many boards, task forces and high level committees.

In 2014, he was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Local Community Stabilization Authority Council, a five-member panel that oversees personal property tax replacement revenue distribution to communities across Michigan. Prior to a statewide vote on the matter in August 2014, he had been part of the Task Force reporting to Lt. Governor Brian Calley on the personal property tax issue.

Mayor O’Reilly was named to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Municipal League in 2013 and served as the 2014 chair of the Downriver Community Conference, following many other leadership positions he held with the regional organization.

He also maintains an active role with the Urban Core Mayors, a bipartisan, multi-regional coalition of 13 central city mayors, and the Conference of Western Wayne.

He is involved with the United States Conference of Mayors and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Mayor O’Reilly is also on the M-TEC Training Alliance Board (a program of Henry Ford College) and works with the Wayne County Transit Authority.

Before becoming Mayor, he was the executive director of the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) from 1996-2007.

Over his long public service career, Mayor O'Reilly had been a Washington staff counsel and district director for then-U.S. Congressman John D. Dingell, and a chief of staff in the Michigan State Senate.

A licensed Michigan attorney, he holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Detroit, and also is an alumni of Oakland University. He is a graduate of Dearborn's St. Alphonsus High School.

He and his wife, Christina, are the parents of Devon, Sean and Dylan.

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