Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 4

Diane Giannola

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Diane Giannola

Diane Giannola is manager for the University of Michigan's Venture Accelerator, which supports startups that use UM technology. She served on the Ann Arbor planning commission from 2009-2014 and was a member of the Ann Arbor historic district commission from 2007-2010.

This is Giannola’s first run for city council. She has been active in the local Democratic Party, serving on the executive committee of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party from 2004-2012. She is the author of the Middle of the Left blog, which focuses on local issues.

Giannola has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Michigan and a master's in business administration from Madonna University. She is not married and lives in the Georgetown neighborhood.

Diane Giannola:  In The News

Three Races, Eight Candidates: Will the Aug. 2 primary change council? – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016

Ann Arbor voters have important City Council races to decide on Aug. 2 – MLive, July 28, 2016

$42K in contributions fuel Ann Arbor council election campaigns – MLive, July 27, 2016

Ward 4 City Council race challenges incumbent's leadership style – Michigan Daily, July 20, 2016

City Council candidates debate transparency, water safety and taxes – Michigan Daily, July 13, 2016

Threat to Ann Arbor's water supply an issue in City Council races – MLive, July 13, 2016

Train station, transparency are dividing issues in Ann Arbor council races – MLive, July 13, 2016

League of Women Voters Ward 4 candidate forum (video) – Community Television Network (CTN), July 12, 2016

Soapbox Summer (audio and transcript)WEMU, July 12, 2016

2016 Candidate Comments (video of short speeches by candidates) – Community Television Network (CTN), July 2016. Ward 4 candidates begin at 00:10:15.

Response to Arts Alliance questionnaire (see pages 29-30)

Candidates weigh in on cleaning up Ann Arbor's polluted groundwaterMLive, April 14, 2016

4th Ward council candidates differ on Library Lot redevelopmentMLive, April 13, 2016

2016 Ann Arbor city council candidate forum (video & transcript) – University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, April 13, 2016

Two candidates emerge in race for open seats on City CouncilMichigan Daily, March 6, 2016

Former city planning commissioner to run for Ann Arbor councilMLive, Nov .12, 2015