Diane Quance filed for re-election to the Warsaw Common Council District 5 seat on Jan. 7.
Quance was first selected by caucus to complete the term of Dan Hampton in 2011 when he was elected as prosecutor.
Quance won her bid for re-election and began her current term in 2012. Since serving on the council Quance has been appointed to the Park Board, Housing Authority, Cemetery Board and Warsaw Wayne Fire Territory Board.
“Working with city personnel and citizens who represent all of us while serving on these boards has been a humbling experience. There are so many people who come together to make decisions to keep our community a viable place to live, work and play,” Quance said.
“I have also had the honor of being selected by the council as the council president for the last three years. One of the strengths of the current council and the mayor is that we do not always agree and have come to the point where we dissect things and present our viewpoints and those of the citizens we represent before making decisions,” she continued.
“Taking care of the resources of our community is a big part of representing our citizens. It is a matter of utmost trust that is placed in us both in terms of taking care of the physical operations and property of the city, envisioning future investments and opportunities for growth and spending tax payer money wisely.
“I have learned a lot in my five years representing my district and hope to be able to continue to apply that knowledge while having an open ear to the concerns of the people I serve,” she said.
Quance has continued to be involved with the Pike Lake Conservation Association, Kosciusko Lakes and Streams, Tri-Kappa and First United Methodist Church of Warsaw. She is completing her 21st year with Warsaw Community Schools and is the director of guidance and counseling at the high school. She previously worked for Otis R. Bowen Center as a clinical social worker, Kosciusko County as a child welfare caseworker and the YMCA as a swim and water aerobics instructor. Quance has also taught at Manchester University and IPFW.
She holds a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University in planning and management with a specialty in children and family services. Quance is a licensed school counselor, licensed clinical social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist.
“My education and my experience put me in a unique position to listen to the needs and concerns of the individuals and families I represent,” she said.
(Story By The Times Union)