2017 Candidate Interview: Berkley City Councilperson Colleen Graveline

2017 Candidate Interview: Berkley City Councilperson Colleen Graveline

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2017)


Berkley, MI – Berkley City Councilperson Colleen Graveline was appointed to her position a year and a half ago and is running to retain her seat.  There are five people running for three seats. Also on the ballot are incumbents Steven W. Baker and Jack Blanchard as well as challengers Dennis Hennen and Chuck Tyrrell.

Graveline has a degree in communications and a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology, and has been active in school activities for her children over the past 14 years. She has also served on the 2012 Taxpayers for Berkley’s Future committee.

“I really do tend to be pretty central on most things,” Councilperson Graveline said when asked why people should vote for her.  “So when I say I’ve loved Berkley, it’s the Berkley I moved to eight years ago. Berkley is changing. We have a lot of new families moving in, we have a lot of tough problems to deal with. We have a lot of new ideas coming at us as far as what Berkeley could be or should be. I believe we have the opportunity to walk at balance, to respect where we were, but yet still move forward, be relevant moving forward, offer things to new families. And I believe I have the personality, and the temperament, and the desire to find that balance.”

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