Ward 6

Elected in 2011, Dobies is currently serving his first term on the Jackson City Council where, in 2013, he was elected Vice Mayor by his peers.

While he has served as Vice President to the Jackson Housing Commission and Secretary to the Jackson Human Relations Commission, he currently serves on the city’s Planning Commission, the Ella Sharp Park Board of Trustees, and numerous project-based committees.

As an Eagle Scout, Dobies volunteers as a Unit Commissioner to the Cascades District Boys Scouts of America and, in the community, as a Board Member to the John George Home and the Jackson Eyeopeners Lions Club.

At Michigan State University, Dobies received a degree in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, a minor in Middle Eastern Studies and a certification in Homeland Security.

Ward 6 makes up the southwest corner of the City of Jackson. The majority of the ward consists of residential housing, schools, churches, and parks. The ward is also home to Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, and 2 of Jackson’s many golf courses, Cascades Golf Course, and Ella Sharp Park Golf Course.