Kolby Granville was elected to the Tempe City Council in May 2012. He previously co-chaired the City Council's Neighborhoods and Education Committee and was named by the Arizona Republic a 2013 Tempe Person of the Year. He was also named "Friend of Maple Ash" award winner for 2015 due to his support of neighborhoods.
Kolby has spent the last 25 years as an active Tempe resident. He graduated from McClintock High School in 1992. Kolby has three degrees from ASU; a B.A. in Secondary Education, a M.Ed. in Educational Media, and a J.D. While at ASU, Kolby competed on the Sun Devils archery team, achieving All-American status as one of the top 10 collegiate male archers in the United States. He was also active in the Residence Hall Association, and undergraduate student government.
After graduation, Kolby moved to Changchun, China where he worked as a curriculum developer and teacher. Upon his return to Tempe, he was appointed to the Tempe Municipal Arts Commission and the Board of Directors for the East Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. In the wake of 9/11, Kolby moved to Mozambique with the Peace Corps and served as a teacher trainer.
More recently, Kolby served as a member of the Tempe Development Review Commission and the Tempe Affordable Housing Trust Fund. He is a former board member for the Scottsdale International Film Festival, the Phoenix Boys Choir, Commitment To Schools, and Friends of TCA. Kolby is a lifetime member of Tempe Sister Cities, and is active in his neighborhood association.
Kolby left being an attorney at Mariscal, Weeks, McIntrye & Friedlander to be a teacher and currently teaches Humane Letters and US History/Government at Tempe Prep Academy. In his free time, Kolby likes to rock climb, run long distances, do triathlons, watch movies, write and paint.
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