Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 3

Alice Liberson

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Alice Liberson

Alice Liberson is a veterinarian and former owner of Dogma Catmantoo, an Ann Arbor pet boutique. This is her first run for elected office. She'll face Ward 3 incumbent Julie Grand in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary. Councilmembers elected this year will serve a four-year term.

According to her campaign website, Liberson's priorities include roads and streets, affordability (cost of living and housing), fiscal responsibility, and pedestrian safety.

Liberson opened Dogma Catmantoo in 2001 and ran it until 2014. The retail store was located in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown district. She served on the board of the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation, which gives $1,000 grants to local organizations and individuals.

Liberson started her veterinarian career in Boston, including a stint as a veterinary pathologist working with corporate clients on animal-related projects. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Before moving to Ann Arbor she also worked as a strategic planning consultant; at a pharmaceutical firm; and at a candy and bulk-foods distribution company owned by her brother-in-law.

Liberson lives in the Burns Park neighborhood. She is married to Mark Kriger, a criminal defense attorney.

Liberson is serving as her own campaign treasurer.

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Alice Liberson:  In The News

A Trio of ClosingsAnn Arbor Observer, April 2014

Deconstructing Dog Food (page 52, article by Alice Liberson) – Crazy Wisdom Journal, January-April 2012

Animals, owners lap up TLC at Ann Arbor 'Pet boutique' Dogma Catmantoo –, Dec. 18, 2009

The Next Stage of Your Life: A mid-career switch can recharge your batteriesKiplinger, September 2006