City of West Lafayette
Mayor Dennis was born in Japan and moved to West Lafayette with his family as a young child, where he was raised and educated. Upon graduation from Indiana State University, where he received his bachelor and master degrees, Mayor Dennis worked for a period of time in California, where he met his wife Mary. The couple then relocated to Ireland, where they resided for two years, and where their daughter Michelle was born. Mayor Dennis, upon his return to West Lafayette, joined the Lafayette Police Department, staying with LPD for 23 years, retiring as Deputy Chief of Police.