Tom Fielder,A lifelong resident of Belleville, a graduate of Belleville High School (1964), and a graduate of the University of Michigan (1968) with a Bachelor of Art in History, Political Science and English. He was employed at Belleville High School (BHS) (1968-1996) as a teacher of government and history. Mr. Fielder also coached football and baseball at BHS. His accomplishments include: Mayor of the City of Belleville (1999-2008), Chairman of the Conference of Western Wayne (2003-2005) and Chairman of the City of Belleville Parks & Recreation Commission (1994-1999). Mr. Fielder was appointed to the Belleville Downtown Development Authority from 2012-2013.
Currently, he is President of The Belleville Historical Society Board, a member of The Belleville Central Business Community Board as well as, President of the Belleville National Strawberry Festival. Tom Fielder sits on the Board of Directors of Growth Works, Inc. and Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Substance Abuse Services.