Mike McCann, a native of Defiance, was elected as the Mayor of the City of Defiance in November 2015, and re-elected in November 2019. McCann, a 1975 Defiance High School graduate, worked at ServiceMaster by McCann since 1969 when his parents Dick and Marilyn McCann purchased the business. Following graduation from high school, he attended the University of Toledo before rising through the ranks at ServiceMaster by McCann to become President/CEO in 2005. Mayor McCann and his wife Laurie have five children and twelve grandchildren.
Prior to his election as Mayor, McCann served two years as City Council President. In the 1980s he served on both the city park board and the planning commission and in the 2000s was a member of the charter review committee. Mayor McCann spends a majority of his time considering ways to provide service to the community as efficiently as possible, abating nuisances and blight, creating an environment to promote economic development; and most recently, he has begun to work on housing opportunities and neighborhood revitalization.
Mayor McCann’s goal is to strengthen every aspect of the Defiance community.