I was honored to be elected to Ann Arbor City Council by Ward 4 voters on November 8, 2022. This website serves as an information portal containing relevant information for both Ward 4 and other residents of Ann Arbor. Please sign up for my newsletter, join me for monthly coffee hours, or peruse the other resources compiled on this website.
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Ann Arbor is where I’ve made my home for almost 20 years, enjoying its sense of community, progressive values, and high overall livability.
My husband, Devon, and I moved from East Lansing to Ann Arbor in 2002 as aspiring graduate students. In addition to being a hub for higher education, we chose Ann Arbor for its walkability, vibrant downtown, and numerous cultural amenities. Upon completing our graduate studies, we stayed because we believed—and continue to believe—our city is unparalleled in southeast Michigan
I ran for City Council in 2022 because our residents deserve strong city services and good governance, because people who want to live here increasingly can’t afford housing, and because we’re at a critical crossroads with climate change. I believe Ann Arbor needs progressive leaders who collaborate, problem-solve, and build effective working relationships through respectful communication and integrity to advance the issues impacting our residents.
MEET MY FAMILY
I have lived with my husband, Devon Akmon - respected leader in the cultural arts sector - in Ann Arbor since 2002 and the 4th Ward since 2005.
We share our home with a very sweet and lazy retired racing greyhound in the Dicken neighborhood, on Ann Arbor’s southwest side.