Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 1
Anne Bannister is executive director of Personal Finance Education Services Inc. (PFES ), an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit. This is her first run for public office. She faces Jason Frenzel in the Aug. 8 Democratic primary election.
Bannister is active in the Ann Arbor Democratic Party, previously serving as co-chair of that group and in other leadership roles. She has also served as a Ward 1 precinct delegate for the Democratic Party.
Bannister has stated that her priorities for serving on council include protecting the Huron River from heavy metal/dioxane contamination, supporting a city budget that’s responsive to citizen priorities, accelerating neighborhood sewer and road repairs, and making crosswalks safer.
She graduated from the University of Michigan and has worked for more than two decades in the financial services industry. She is a director for the national Jump$tart Personal Finance Clearinghouse, an online database and virtual library of K-12 and college personal finance education resources. She is a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor. She served on the advisory board for IRA Kids.
Bannister is author of an eight-volume series for teachers and students, titled "Aflatoun: Child Social & Financial Education" and published by Aflatoun, Child Savings International. The books are used in several Euro-Asian countries.
Bannister lives on the north side of downtown Ann Arbor. She is serving as her own campaign treasurer. She was treasurer for Dave DeVarti’s successful campaign for the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees in 2014, as well as treasurer for Yousef Rabhi's campaign committee for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners when he was elected in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Anne Bannister: In The News
Ward 1 candidate Anne Bannister looks to bring transparency to A2 City Council – Michigan Daily, May 29, 2017
Pioneer economics students test above average in personal finance – AAPS News, May 2, 2011
Democrats will toast to women's rights with Women's History Month Celebration at Alley Bar – AnnArbor.com, March 28, 2011