Berkley Mayor Named One of Top Young Professionals in Oakland County
When Dan Terbrack first ran for a seat on the Berkley City Council in 2007, he did so because he wanted to impact the city he called home his entire life.
“I wanted to give something back,” Dan said. “I wanted to help the community that gave me and my family so much. I decided the best way to do that would be to get involved, to volunteer on an advisory board and ultimately, that led to running for council.”
Contributing to the quality of life in Berkley has earned Mr. Terbrack a prestigious spot on the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. He’s one of 40 young professionals being honored for their dedication to their families, their careers, and their communities.
"I’m excited about this outstanding class of talented and passionate leaders who are committed to improving their professions and their communities every day,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “These young leaders are wonderful ambassadors for Oakland County.”
Terbrack, 38, is a Financial Advisor and Field Director at Northwestern Mutual. In 2017, he was elected to serve as Mayor of Berkley. The position requires him to chair all the council meetings and serve as the ceremonial head of government for the city. He and his wife Jacqueline have three young daughters and live in a house across from his childhood home, where his parents, and two siblings, still reside.
A panel of judges reviewed over 250 applications, looking for the top young leaders of 2019 that either live or work in Oakland County. This is the eighth year of the Elite 40.
“We’re very proud of Dan – he certainly deserves the recognition,” Mayor Pro Tem Steve Baker said. “He’s not only a great mayor, but he’s also a true friend and someone you can always count on. It’s a well-deserved honor.”