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West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Title: Mayor
Primary Department: Mayor John R. Dennis
Secondary Department: City Council
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Address: Morton Community Center
222 N. Chauncey Ave. Room 105
West Lafayette IN 47906
Direct Phone: 765-775-5103
Professional Profile
The son of a Navy officer, John Dennis was born in Japan and moved to West Lafayette, Indiana, as a young child, where he attended Cumberland Elementary, Kingston Junior High and West Lafayette High School. Other than a few years after college when he lived in California and Ireland, Dennis has since called West Lafayette home.

B.S., Safety Engineering, 1982
M.S., Criminology, 1999
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana

Professional Experience
2008 - present Mayor, City of West Lafayette, Indiana
1984 - 2007 Lafayette Police Department
City of Lafayette, Indiana
Rose through the ranks from patrolman to Deputy Chief, the highest-ranking merit position; received numerous awards and recognitions, including Officer of the Year

Community Service
American Red Cross
Community and Family Resource Center
Girl Scouts
Marquis Foundation
United Way

Reading, running, motorcycling and traveling

Mary Dennis, wife, on staff at the Purdue Alumni Association
Michelle, daughter, Purdue Krannert School of Management graduate and Indiana University graduate