DBN Logo 320x72

The Dearborn City Charter Commission consists of nine elected members. Their meetings are held monthly or bi-monthly at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Dearborn Administrative Center.

Please click on the links below to view Charter Commission agendas, meetings, and notices:

The documents contained within the 2024 PROPOSED DEARBORN City Charter folder reflect the final proposed revised Charter proposed by the elected City of Dearborn Charter Commission. This revised Charter has been approved in accordance and in alignment with State law by the Attorney General's office and the office of the Honorable Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 

(C

(C

Charter Commission Members

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.the Charter Commission at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commission Chair Hassan F. Abdallah JD, CHC, CPCM 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hassan F. Abdallah was unanimously voted by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Charter Commission from November 2021. Hassan Abdallah is an accomplished and seasoned professional in the field of healthcare compliance, serving as the Head of Healthcare Compliance at MCRA. Mr. Abdallah served in several compliance leadership roles, focusing on compliance program development, audit representation, and regulatory guidance for healthcare transactions. His previous experience includes serving as the former Head of Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer at Oscar Health and Health Alliance plan respectively. In February 2024, he was appointed to the Michigan Board of Medicine by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, where he oversees the State’s largest professional board responsible for the oversight and disciplinary investigations of licensed healthcare professionals.


Hassan F. Abdallah Charter Commissioner Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commission Vice-Chair Sharon Dulmage
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sharon Dulmage has been a Dearborn resident since 1963. She is a registered nurse employed by PACE of Southeast Michigan. Her many years of community involvement include serving as trustee of Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College for 23 years. She earned degrees at Henry Ford College, Detroit College of Business and Central Michigan University.

Sharon Dulmage photos

Commissioner Laura Dudgeon
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Laura Dudgeon chose Dearborn as a place to raise her son nearly 35 years ago.  She retired from AT&T after 30 years. Her entire life has been volunteering in the community. Currently, Laura works with the League of Women Voters, Dearborn Democrats, NAACP and AAUW.  In the past she was active with Citizens for Dearborn Schools, Pet-A-Pet Therapy, RMQP Innocent Victims of Gun Crimes, Dearborn Youth Association, PTA, Boy Scouts, and Football Moms.

Laura Dudgeon

Commissioner Hussein M. Hachem
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hussein M. Hachem is a multiple award-winning education advocate and entrepreneur whose dedication to diversity, inclusiveness and learning has earned him the reputation as an innovative leader in the educational and nonprofit sectors. Throughout the course of nearly a decade, he has cultivated in-depth expertise in his field and received extensive acclaim. Hussein is the founder and CEO of EduCare Student Services and What's Up Media Network. Infinitely dedicated to his community, he also holds active memberships at numerous renowned nonprofit organizations.

Hachem

Commissioner Timothy Shawn Harrison
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Timothy Harrison is a lifelong resident of Dearborn with his wife and two children. For the past seven years, he has been involved with the Southwestern Outer Drive Neighborhood Association of Dearborn and served as president for the last six years. As a member and team leader with the Healthy Dearborn Coalition, Timothy has been instrumental in planning, organizing and executing programs as part of the Healthy Environments for Physical Activity Action Team. He also enjoys biking and promoting an active lifestyle through building a biking community.

TSH 2021

Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Hawkins
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Cheryl Hawkins has called Dearborn home for 39 years, and it’s where she and her husband raised their two sons, Timothy and Michael. She holds a doctorate degree in education and recently retired from Schoolcraft College, where she ended her career as vice president and chief academic officer. Cheryl serves as the chair of the board of directors for the Development Centers. She considers herself a lifelong learner, enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, Charlie and Maddy, and is honored to be elected to serve on the Charter Commission.

Cheryl Hawkins Photo 2 wideshot 2

Commissioner James O’Connor
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James O’Connor moved to Dearborn early in grade school and considers himself a lifelong Dearborn resident. He has lived in both the east and west sides of town and is proud to call Dearborn home.  James retired Dec. 31, 2018 as the treasurer and Finance Department director of the City of Dearborn with over 26 years of service. He’s interested in the long-term best interest of the entire community.

OConnor Photo

Commissioner L. Glenn O’Kray
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

L. Glenn O’Kray has been married to C. Jane O’Kray for 55 years, and they have two daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. He was the director of financial aid at Henry Ford College for 30 years and also was an adjunct instructor. He has been an officer on the Dearborn Historical Commission, Morley Area Residents Association, Museum Guild of Dearborn, Dearborn Democratic Club, Henry Ford College Adjunct Faculty Organization, and the College Administrators Association, and is a lector at Sacred Heart.  He moderates the CDTV program “Through the Arsenal Gates,” and edited/co-edited six books on Dearborn and produced “Building America: Immigrant Stories of Hope and Hardship.”

charter.Glenn.Sept 13 2021. Bruce

Commissioner Kimberly Ismail
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kimberly Ismail is a lifelong resident of Dearborn, and her entire professional career has been predicated on hard work. She began her business career with Ford Motor Company and then transitioned to the Educational sector. Kimberly works as an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager for the Dearborn Public School District. She volunteers in her community and advocates for those who are food insecure. She serves on many boards and enjoys traveling with her son, Mohamad. Kimberly is writing a children's book about kindness and good virtues.  

Ismail

*Elizabeth Bailey was duly elected to the Dearborn Charter Commission in November 2021 and served until her resignation on March 20, 2024.

*****