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Ann Arbor City Council Ward 4

Democratic Primary
Tuesday August 2, 2022

Absentee Ballots are available now!

Look for me on my bicycle in Ward 4!

Endorsement from University of Michigan Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO)


Nelson has worked closely with GEO in support of the Early Leasing Ordinance (ELO). Experience has shown us that she is a rare, solid ally for GEO and Ann Arbor's renters. Nelson is facing a stiff primary challenge from a well-funded opponent. She is a real asset on Council and needs our support to stay there!

She is willing to stick her neck out on issues that she knows will make her unpopular with the powers that be. When other Council Members caved to pressure and watered down the short-term rental (Airbnb) ban, Nelson stood her ground.Some of our very own members have been evicted from their apartments to make room for Airbnbs. Nelson has their back.

Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) endorsement, June 2022 


A strong, progressive voice for Ward 4

I am running for re-election to Council in 2022 and would really appreciate your generous support! I need your help to promote transparency, accountability, and serious representation for Ward 4. Our local democracy matters!

Transparent and Accessible Leadership

I believe that your local government should be accessible and transparent. Since my election in 2018, I have sent out a newsletter before every Council meeting with my summary of agenda items coming before City Council, plus news and events of interest to Ann Arbor residents. I also include notices of events and construction projects that affect Ward 4. For issues that matter to you, I encourage you to follow links (next to each agenda item) to the City's Legistar website, where you can find all the background information.

After each Council meeting, I create and post voting charts so that you can easily see how Council voted. I also update the A2Council.com section of this website with meeting summaries, links to the City's Legistar website, CTN's YouTube video, and articles published on MLive. The weekend after each Council meeting I send out an "A2Council Update" summary to my newsletter subscribers.

PS: You don't have to be a Ward 4 resident to sign up for my newsletter - everybody is welcome! :-)

Latest Newsletter
and Voting Chart

Next Coffee Hours

Since my election I have been holding regular coffee hours Sunday afternoons before City Council meetings.

This week my coffee hours will be at Roos Roast on 1155 Rosewood, meeting outdoors on the lawn. If you can, please bring a chair.

Sunday, July 3rd 3:00 PM

Roos Roast (1155 Rosewood)

Next City Council Meeting

City Council meets on the first and third Monday of every month at 7pm (with exceptions for holidays).


Starting in January 2022, City Council meetings will be in person at City Hall, but public comment is also available via phone call/ZOOM.

Tuesday July 5th  7pm

(Legistar link)

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COVID-19 Local Information

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Local COVID Testing

Drive-through saliva testing is available at the 2|42 Church on 648 S Wagner Rd. Pre-registration is required: ​https://lynxdx.health/register

Washtenaw County list of testing options:


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