Susan Dabaja is now in her second term serving the City of Dearborn as Council President. She is a dedicated and passionate public servant with a committed work ethic, using her voice to move the City forward. Susan is a lifelong Dearborn resident, was born to immigrant parents in Dearborn’s south end. She grew up in public housing, attending Salina Elementary School, Stout Middle School, and graduating from Edsel Ford High School in 1995.
As a young mother, she graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2000. After giving birth to her second child during law school, Dabaja graduated first in her class from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law in 2004, earning her Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude. She has been a Dearborn attorney for over 17 years, representing many Dearborn families and businesses while specializing in multiple areas of law.
Her community service includes her role as the co-chair of the Dearborn Education Foundation, chair of the State of Michigan's Local Community Stabilization Authority (LCSA), member of the Citizen Advisory Committee for the University of Michigan-Dearborn, an active Dearborn Rotarian, and a volunteer for Dearborn Goodfellows and neighborhood clean-ups. She is married to Majid, and they are the very proud parents of Claudia (21, University of Michigan-Dearborn), Joël (17, Divine Child High School), and Adam (14, Dearborn High School/DCMST).