Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 4
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.
Candidates weigh in on cleaning up Ann Arbor's polluted groundwater – MLive, April 14, 2016
4th Ward council candidates differ on Library Lot redevelopment – MLive, 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 Council – Michigan Daily, March 6, 2016
Former city planning commissioner to run for Ann Arbor council – MLive, Nov .12, 2015