Dennis Dawson

Mount Dora City Council, District 3


Dennis will be an important voice for the LGBTQ community on the Mount Dora City Council!


Dennis grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and is the middle of eight siblings. He graduated from the University of Dallas with a BA in English Literature and Philosophy and obtained a Master’s in Organizational Development from The American University in Washington, DC.

In 1993, while living in Washington, DC, he met his husband Emilio. When marriage became legal in California, he and his husband traveled to California to get married, officiated by his uncle Jim, a retired California judge. Together they have lived in DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami Beach, and now Mount Dora, Florida.

Dennis has been a change management professional for the past 25 years. Initially with Price Waterhouse, then starting his own Change Management consulting company helping businesses navigate through necessary change.

As a consultant, he spent extended stays in Memphis, Salisbury, MD, Findlay, OH, Mexico and Malaysia.

He is active in District 3 walking his golden retriever CÍan, or running through our streets training for triathlons and marathons or working in his yard to make it beautiful for all to enjoy.

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