Diane Webb (Dist. 8)
A Garden City native, Webb earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in organizational communications and business management from Eastern Michigan University, and also holds a masterâ€™s degree in public relations from Wayne State University.
Prior to running for the Wayne County Commission, Webb served on the Garden City City Council from 2003-07. As councilwoman, she was instrumental in settling five contracts with labor unions and revising the cityâ€™s telecommunications network, which resulted in a savings of $750,000 over five years. In addition, Webb led an effort to refinance the cityâ€™s debt, providing an annual savings of $200,000, and secured state and federal funding for the replacement of Maplewood Road.
Webb brings strong private sector experience to the Wayne County Commission. She worked for AT&T and its predecessor companies (Michigan Bell, Ameritech and SBC) for 18 years. She started her career in telecommunications in 1985 with Michigan Bell as a technical apprentice. As a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA Local 4017), she worked as a service technician, a splicing technician and a digital operations technician before being promoted into management in 1996.
As a manager with Ameritech, Webb worked in the areas of customer service and project management for the companyâ€™s largest accounts. In 1999, she was selected by upper management to participate in the Ameritech Executive Training Program. A year later, she was promoted to director of external affairs. In this position, she was responsible for government affairs and community relations for 44 municipalities in Wayne and Oakland counties.
She was actively involved in numerous boards and commissions, including the Family Services Organization, The Senior Alliance, the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and the University of Michiganâ€™s â€œWomen on the Moveâ€ executive planning committee. She continues to serve in a number of organizations, including the Community Advisory Council for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Webb is the proud mother of Garrett. They live in Livonia.
IN-DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS:
Commissioner Webb meets holds in-district office hours three Mondays a month, excluding holidays, between January and May, and September, October and November.
The schedule is:
*10-11 a.m., second Monday of the month, at the Redford Township Community Center, 12121 Hemingway.
*10-11 a.m., third Monday of the month, at the Berwyn Senior Center, 26155 Richardson, Dearborn Heights.
*11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., third Monday of the month, at the Eton Senior Center, 4900 Pardee, Dearborn Heights. (By appointment to 313-224-0930 or email@example.com.)
*10-11 a.m., fourth Monday of the month, at the Livonia Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road.