DEARBORN, MI—Michigan – N. Farah: Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently appointed Lebanese American, Dearborn City Council President Susan A. Dabaja as Chairman of the Local Community Stabilization Authority.
Dabaja began her term on Sept 4, following the conclusion of Chairman Mary Anne Jones’ term, and will serve through Sept. 3 2025.
In a statement, Dabaja said, “I am both humbled and grateful for Governor Whitmer’s trust and confidence in me to serve as chairwoman of the Local Community Stabilization Authority Council.”
Dabaja will continue serving as council president in addition to her new responsibilities as chairman, alongside her service as an attorney, mediator and guardian for her private law firm, Law Office of Susan A. Dabaja, P.C.
“My extensive municipal government experience will allow me to lead this governing body, which is entrusted to help make important decisions on behalf of Michiganders, including the distribution of personal property tax replacement revenues which impacts Dearborn,” Dabaja said.
Dabaja’s previous commitments to the city of Dearborn include her 13 years of service as a Dearborn attorney, co-chair of the Dearborn Education Foundation and Dearborn Rotarian. She has also participated in city clean-ups and volunteered for Dearborn Goodfellows. She is an alumnus of the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law, where she earned her juris doctor degree.
Since October 1, 2014, The Local Community Stabilization Authority (LCSA), known locally as “The Authority,” has been established as a metropolitan government for the metro areas within the State of Michigan. It serves to levy local community stabilization share taxes and then allocate and distribute revenue to support city resources including police safety, fire safety, and ambulance emergency services. The LCSA also is responsible for distributing maintenance fees to care for public rights-of-ways from telecommunications providers.