Dean names attorney-activist as special assistant

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 12:30am
Staff Reports

Mayor Karl Dean announced Tuesday that Diane Lance, a former assistant district attorney and active community volunteer, has been appointed as a Special Assistant in his office.

Lance will work on policy research and on projects related to public safety and community issues, according to the mayor.

“Diane brings to this office a tremendous knowledge about public safety and a passion for community service and for improving the lives of children,” Dean said. “She’s heavily involved in supporting nonprofits through volunteer service. Her experience will be of great value as this office continues to work on the city’s priorities of education, public safety and quality of life.”  

Lance is an active volunteer for the Nashville Children’s Alliance and has served on the organization’s board for the last 10 years, including serving as the board’s most recent past president. She is a former board member for the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center and has served on the review panel for the mayor’s Community Enhancement Grant program for the last two years.

Most recently Lance has worked as a private attorney and as general counsel for a locally based real estate investment firm. Before that, she served for five years in the District Attorney’s office, mainly prosecuting crimes against children.


3 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 9/15/09 at 11:39

Hope she is better qualified then Sue Cain. Wonder if Mrs Dean is paying attention?

By: bfra on 9/16/09 at 12:44

Too bad he didn't have sense enough to cancel the whole (white elephant) project.

By: rickgibson5 on 9/16/09 at 11:11

So happy Ms. Lance is "heavily involved in supporting nonprofits through volunteer service." This means, of course, that she'll be drawing no salary from Metro and we won't be paying for her services. Right?