John B. “Jack” O’Reilly, Jr.
has served as an elected public official in Dearborn since 1990 and as Mayor
since 2007. He was last reelected in
November 2013. Before becoming Mayor, he served as president of the Dearborn
City Council for 17 years.
public career, Mayor O’Reilly has consistently demonstrated his commitment to
Dearborn neighborhoods by working to preserve the City’s high quality of life
and attractive residential areas.
He has promoted
economic development and community programs through beneficial relationships
with county, regional and state agencies, and corporations like Ford Motor Co.,
Beaumont Health System and Ford Land.
The Mayor 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 Interfaith 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
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 the fall of 2015, he was
elected president of the Michigan Municipal League. Under his leadership, the League plans to
lobby to improve how municipal services are funded in Michigan.
He was the 2014 chair of the
Downriver Community Conference, following many other leadership positions he
held with the regional organization.
In 2014, Mayor O’Reilly 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.
Mayor O’Reilly also maintains
an active role with the Urban Core Mayors, a bipartisan, multi-regional coalition of 13 central city
mayors; the Conference of Western Wayne and with 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.
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 was 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.
Michigan attorney, he holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the
University of Detroit, and also is an alumnus 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