How A.J. Dillon of the Green Bay Packers Became Mayor of Door County, WI

A.J. Dillon - Running Back for Green Bay

A.J. Dillon is a running back for the Green Bay Packers. He is known for his strong, up-the-middle runs.

Dillon's Nicknames

A.J. Dillon is affectionately known to football fans by the nickname of “Quadzilla” for his enormous quads. But, he’s known by another nickname in a small Wisconsin community: Mayor.

Dillon's Chiildhood

How he came to be known as mayor is a story that stretches back into his childhood. Growing up by the ocean in Connecticut, Dillon learned to love water and nature

Boston College

That love was nurtured in Boston College. Another seaside location, Dillon continued his love with the water.

Door County

In Green Bay, Dillon was introduced to his now wife, Gabrielle Toonen. Toonen's family has a second home in nearby Door County, a peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan.

Door County

Door County is known for its captivating scenery, gorgeous waterscapes, and quaint yet quirky culture. Door County fulfilled Dillon's love of the water.

Dillon: Door County Ambassador

Dillon has been a vocal ambassador for Door County, frequently talking about his love for the place.

Dillon Named Mayor

Noting Dillon's advocacy, the local tourism bureau named him "Honorary Mayor."

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