Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. changed the format of the address this year to include seven community leaders in a discussion reviewing the accomplishments of 2015 and initiatives for 2016 and beyond.
Unfortunately, a winter storm on the day of the public ceremony made driving hazardous for the potential audience, so an alternate presentation was needed.
Given the busy schedules of the seven panelists, it was unlikely that a timely date could be found to reschedule the event for the public. As an alternative, the seven panelists and the Mayor recorded their presentation. The theme of the address is collaboration.
To learn more about the progress made over the past year in Dearborn: