Elected: May 2012
Current term: expires in 2020

Office:  480-350-8796
Fax: 480-350-8996
Email: kolby_granville@tempe.gov
Facebook: /kolby.granville
Twitter: @kolbyg
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5002
Tempe, Arizona 85280

Assistant: Parrish Spisz
Office: 480-350-8816
Email: parrish_spisz@tempe.gov

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(1) I will always view the position as a platform for change, not a springboard for another position. (2) I will always speak my mind, and I will always vote my conscience. (3) I will draft and propose concrete changes to the way the city does business when I believe it is to the betterment of residents. (4) I will always remember the only people I am sworn to serve, are the people of Tempe.

About Councilmember Granville

Kolby Granville was elected to the Tempe City Council in May 2012.

Kolby has spent the last 20+ 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. Also, he was 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, Kolby 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 also on the board of directors for the Scottsdale International Film Festival, the Phoenix Boys Choir, and is active in his neighborhood association.

Kolby is a former teacher at Tempe Preparatory Academy and now splits his time between practicing law and running a small business.

In his free time, Kolby likes to indoor rock climb, jog, watch movies, write and paint. You can keep up to date on Kolby by visiting his various online locations; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or his personal page, all of which are updated more often than this biography page.