Village Zoning Administrator Jim Dickinson
Jim Dickinson moved to Michigan and the Village of Akron in January of 2014. Jim primarily grew up in Oregon and Washington states. Joining the US Navy upon graduating High School in 1979, Jim was trained as an electronics technician and served on the USS Gridley (CG-21) as well as was stationed in Guam and Southern California. Jim moved to Texas after leaving the Navy 1994. Jim began his career in the wind industry in 2003 with GE Wind Energy. Jim was hired by Consumers Energy to be the Production Supervisor at the nearby Cross Winds Energy Park, which prompted his move to the Village of Akron. Before being elected to Village President of Akron, Jim served as the Village Zoning Administrator since August 2015. Jim holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) Degree in Project Management as well as a Master's in Business Administration (MBA).
Jim and his wife Rita married on May 26th, 2007. Jim has 2 adult children, 4 step children, and 1 grandchild. Jim and Rita enjoy motorcycling, playing pool, shooting/hunting, and hanging out with friends.