Dayne Walling is serving in his second term as the Mayor of the City of Flint. Re-elected in November 2011, Mayor Walling's vision and energy are moving Flint forward again.
Mayor Walling's past professional experience includes: Owner and Manager of 21st Century Performance, work with the Genesee County Land Bank's affiliated Genesee Institute, and founder of Flint Club. Mayor Walling has also worked with the Urban Coalition of Minnesota. He was an aide to Washington DC Mayor Anthony Williams, and worked for U.S. Congressman Dale Kildee.
Mayor Walling was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He is a graduate of Flint Central High School and has the distinct honor of being Flint's only Rhodes Scholar.
Mayor Walling has an extensive higher education portfolio: Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University; a second Bachelor of Arts in Modern History from St. Peter's College, University of Oxford; and a Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Goldsmith's College, University of London. He also pursued doctoral studies in Geography at the University of Minnesota, with a fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Mayor Walling is an active member of Court Street United Methodist Church in Flint. He and his wife Carrie have two sons, Bennett and Emery. They live near Mott Community College in Flint.