Third Dearborn Resident Announces Planned Run for City Council

Interested candidates must file petition signatures by May 14.

A third resident has announced her intentions to throw her hat in the ring in the race for Dearborn City Council.

Maureen McIlrath, best known as the founder of the Going Green Foundation, is looking to fill one of seven council seats up in this November's election.

She joins residents Colette Richards and Michael Albano in announcing a planned run for council. All three are currently circulating petitions; 100 valid signatures are needed to be placed on the ballot, and must be turned in by May 14.

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McIlrath is involved with the city in several capacities.

She serves on the City Beautiful Commission, and has consulted with the city on sustainability issues—one of her top priorities. But McIlrath's most notable contribution in Dearborn has been through the Crowley Park Organic Farm, which has provided local youth with opportunities to learn about growing and harvesting their own fruit, vegetable and herb gardens.

"As a Dearborn resident, I have donated much of my time to the community," she wrote on her Maureen McIlrath for Dearborn City Council Facebook page. "Now I would like to help make the decisions that will shape Dearborn's future!"

Find all three possible candidates on Facebook:


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