Mary Jo Callan is director of Washtenaw County's Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED). She is a former executive director of the nonprofit Ozone House.

Mary Jo Callan at the June 2014 meeting of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board. (Photo courtesy of The Ann Arbor Chronicle.)Callan has been director of OCED since 2012, when the county's economic development and workforce development operations were consolidated. The office also manages economic and community development services for the city of Ann Arbor. Before that she led the county/city Office of Community Development from 2007 to 2011.

Callan worked for the Ozone House from 1994 to 2007 – as program coordinator (1994-1996), associate director (1996-2000) and executive director (2001-2007). The nonprofit provides 24-hour housing, support, and services to homeless youth and their families.

In the 1993-94 academic year, Callan taught high school civics, history and journalism for the Kingsley Area Schools in Kingsley, Michigan. She also coached the girls' Junior Varsity softball team and served as faculty advisor for school yearbook. In 1992-93, Callan was mentorship education coordinator for the Wayne-Westland Schools.

She has a masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and a bachelors degree in general studies and humanities and a teaching certificate, also from UM. She earned a Society of Human Resource Management Certificate from Eastern Michigan University.

Callan is married to Katie Doyle, the current executive director of the Ozone House. They live in Ypsilanti.

In the news

Ann Arbor SPARK interview with Callan – Ann Arbor SPARK podcast, June 24, 2014 

Report Shows Impact of $90 Million from Washtenaw County Non-Profits – WEMU, Jan. 20, 2014

City Of Ann Arbor 2013 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums: Planning for Change in Our Community: Economic Vitality – Ann Arbor District Library video, Feb. 3, 2013

WCC, Washtenaw County Create Program for the Unemployed – Washtenaw Community College News, Dec. 4, 2012

Washtenaw County gets $3M grant for affordable housing and sustainable development initiatives –, Nov. 18, 2011

Washtenaw nonprofits pool, focus grants to increase impact – Crain's Detroit Business, Sept. 25, 2011

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