ABOUT KIRK

Personal


  • 14-year resident of Ward 2 (Geddes Lake and Glacier Highlands)
  • Married to Cynthia (UM musical theater faculty); two sons, August and Harry, attend King and Clague Elementary
  •  Only Ward 2 candidate to receive "Extremely Positive" rating from the Jim Toy Community Center
  • Urban Planner, filmmaker, and local government consultant
  • Planning Commission (8 years)
  • Environmental Commission (5 years)
  • Ann Arbor’s Annual Memorial Day Parade (3 years, past Chair)
  • Glacier Highlands Park Steward (3 years)
  • AARP’s “Michigan Age-Friendly Communities Symposium” (2013, Co-Chair)
  • Chief advocate for Ann Arbor’s “American Greatest Main Streets” award (2012), Travel and Leisure magazine)
  • Master of Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School

Council


  • Oversaw unprecedented investment in road repair year after year, with a goal of 80% of roads rated "Good" or "Excellent" in the next 7 years
  • Enacted record amount of tree planting and pruning 
  • Led major election reforms for increased voter turnout and cost savings
  • Championed pedestrian safety improvements, with a priority near schools
  • Collaborated with community partners to hold polluters responsible for the 1,4 Dioxane remediation
  • Achieved major changes in zoning for better-designed buildings downtown 
  • Advocated successfully for developer-funded traffic improvements
  • Ensured taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly, and protected city assets against lawsuits
  • Led major election reform effort for increased voter turnout and cost savings
  • Strives for 100% response rate to constituent concerns