Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 3

Julie Grand

Julie Grand

Julie Grand is an academic advisor with the University of Michigan Newnan Academic Advising Center and an intermittent lecturer in health management and policy at UM's School of Public Health. She has represented Ward 3 on the city council since November 2014, after winning a three-way Democratic primary in August 2014 against Bob Dascola and Samuel McMullen. She ran unopposed for re-election in 2016.

Previously, in 2013, she ran unsuccessfully for a seat on city council in Ward 3, losing to incumbent Stephen Kunselman in the August 2013 Democratic primary. 

Grand served on the city’s park advisory commission from 2007 to 2013 – including three years as chair – and then again starting in 2014 when she was appointed as the council’s representative to PAC. On council she has supported development of the city-owned Library Lot, and voted in favor of the deer management plan, which includes a cull. She also serves on the council’s audit committee, budget & labor committee, greenbelt advisory commission, and the Ann Arbor housing commission joint policy & financial advisory committee.

Grand is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds a Ph.D in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan. She is married to David R. Grand, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. They have two children and live in the Burns Park neighborhood.

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Julie Grand:  In The News

Ann Arbor Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum (video) – Community Television Network, April 12, 2018

Candidates for mayor and City Council debate policing, campaign contributionsMichigan Daily, April 12, 2018

Ann Arbor mayor and council candidates explain why they're runningMLive, April 15, 2018

No Contest – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016

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

Candidates weigh in on cleaning up Ann Arbor's polluted groundwater – MLive, April 14, 2016

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

How the Ann Arbor city council primary races were won – Ann Arbor Chronicle, Aug. 7, 2014

Three critical council races – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2014

Council Election Finance 2014: Charts, Maps – Ann Arbor Chronicle, July 26, 2014

Court: Don’t Count Ward 3 Defective Ballots – Ann Arbor Chronicle, July 22, 2014

Grand vs. Kunselman: 3rd Ward race for Ann Arbor City Council heating up –, July 25, 2013