Ward 2

Freddie Dancy is originally from Arkansas and has lived in the Jackson area since 1998, after retiring from the United States Army after 23 years of service. He is currently an independent insurance agent, specializing in disability and life insurance. Freddie is also the co-owner of Dancy's Fancy Butter, a local business that began in 2013 and offers flavored enhanced butters to local stores and communities.

Freddie serves on the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Board, Jackson County Chamber Executive Committee, Jackson County Chamber Ambassador Committee, Disability Connection Board of Directors, Lily Missionary Baptist Church Board and Smiles on Wheels Board of Directors. Past board appointments include the Jackson Area Landlord Association and the Jackson Exchange Club Board.

Freddie's gregarious personality and willingness to serve were key factors in his selection as the 2012 Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year.

He has an associate's degree from Central Texas College and a bachelor's degree in business leadership from Baker College of Jackson. He is married to Anna and is the proud father of three children - Freddie III, Brittany and Taylor.

Residential Areas
The northern side of the ward is made up of residential housing and neighborhoods located only a few blocks from the historical downtown area. Ward 2’s residents are a diverse mix of people, ranging from retired married couples to single 20-somethings.

Allegiance Health Center

The ward features Allegiance Health Center, Jackson’s community owned, locally governed regional hospital serving Hillsdale, Lenawee, Ingham, Calhoun, and Washtenaw counties. The ward also has 4 parks, more than any other ward in Jackson.

Places of Interest

  • Allegiance Healthcare
  • Jackson Industrial Park
  • Lily Missionary Baptist Church
  • Best Park
  • Loomis Park
  • Rotary Playground
  • Wellworth Park

Boundary Map
See a map (PDF) marking the boundaries of Ward 2.