Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud selected to serve on U.S. Conference of Mayors Advisory Board

Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud has been selected by a bipartisan group of mayors across the U.S. to serve on the Advisory Board of the United States Conference of Mayors (UCSM), the official non-partisan organization of American cities with a population of 30,000 or larger. USCM represents more than 1,400 cities nationwide.

Mayor Hammoud stated, “I’m humbled to have the confidence of my peers to serve in this role, and to represent Dearborn in important efforts to strengthen American cities. I look forward to working alongside the conference officials and staff to improve lives and elevate the importance of local perspectives in the policy arena.”

Hammoud, who has served as Dearborn Mayor since January 2022, joins eight other mayors on the Advisory Board. The primary role of the Advisory Board is to help guide the policy and advocacy of the organization, support and grow organizational membership, and participate in leadership meetings.

Serving alongside Hammoud on the Advisory Board are Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass; Waterloo (IA) Mayor Quentin Hart; Fort Worth (TX) Mayor Mattie Parker; Long Beach (CA) Mayor Rex Richardson; Arlington (TX) Mayor Jim Ross; Lansing (MI) Mayor Andy Schor; Providence (RI) Mayor Brett Smiley; and Allentown (PA) Mayor Matt Tuerk. 

The vote took place at the 91st Annual Meeting of the UCSM, with more than 300 mayors across America gathering in Columbus, Ohio on June 2-5. 

Hammoud will serve on the board for the length of his tenure as Mayor. 

For more information on USCM, visit

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Mayor Hammoud (right) speaks at the 91st Annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, held in Columbus, Ohio.                                                                        Hammoud is seated besides Arlington, TX Mayor Jim Ross. Photo courtesy Abby Greenawalt/USCM

Dearborn to launch first-ever “Dearborn Classic” car show at annual Homecoming Festival

Classic cars will once again be on display as part of the festivities of the 2023 Dearborn Homecoming festival. The inaugural “Dearborn Classic” car show will be held at on Friday, Aug. 4 from 3-8 p.m. on festival grounds.
Dearborn Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud stated, “We’re excited to add some classic flavor to the Homecoming Festival’s already impressive suite of attractions. No one knows cars like Dearborn does, and I look forward to showcasing our legacy of automotive innovation this August.”

The "Dearborn Classic" show aims to build on the legacy of the Cruisin' Dearborn Classic Car Cruise, which was formerly presented by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 20 years. 

The show, presented by the City of Dearborn, will feature a wide variety of classic cars, music, and awards, including:
- Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud's Dearborn Classic Award
- Dearborn Area Chamber Award
Car enthusiasts with vehicles manufactured in the year 1995 or older are welcome to apply. Registration must be completed and submitted by July 24.

Two items are required to participate:
1. Completed registration form
2. $20 registration fee
Cash or credit payments will be due at check-in on the day of the event.
Participants who have registered will receive further information via email closer to the festival, which takes place Aug. 4-6.
To register and for more information, visit dearbornhomecoming/dearbornclassic 


Nominations accepted through June 15 for attractive homes, landscaping in Dearborn

The City Beautiful Commission is presenting another annual tradition that makes Dearborn special: the Residential Standard of Excellence Awards.

The commission invites residents to nominate homes with striking curb appeal and attractive landscaping in the front yard. New in 2023: The Commission also is boosting rain, pollinator and native plant gardens and encourages residents to nominate theirs in a special category for the first time.

All nominations can be submitted through June 15, 2023 via a google form at:

You can also visit, or call 313-943-2154.

The volunteers on the City Beautiful Commission will be traveling across Dearborn from mid-June to mid-July to select homes and gardens for recognition.

The Commission promotes beautification, property maintenance, and environmental stewardship through seasonal recognition programs, including Dearborn Aglow and the Residential Standard of Excellence awards; clean up events and tree plantings with Dearborn schools; and other activities.


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