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NFL star coming to Tiffin on Sunday to host kickoff event for Nancy Grandillo city council campaign




TIFFIN, OH ( News) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, Sr. is set to visit Tiffin on Sunday to host a kickoff event for Nancy Grandillo’s campaign to represent the 4th Ward on Tiffin City Council.

Winslow, who is widely recognized as one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, will host Grandillo’s campaign kickoff event, which will take place on Sunday, September 8 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Reino’s Party Room, 120 South Washington St. in Tiffin.

Tiffin City Council President Mark Hayes will also be at the event.

Grandillo says it is her belief that local government exists to enhance the lives of your family, faith community and to promote health and well-being through public education. She says that is exactly why she is running for 4th Ward City Council, “because the majority of the services you receive from government are delivered right here in Tiffin.”

According to a press release from Grandillo’s campaign, she wants you to have a voice in local affairs and wants you to know your council representative. Her priorities will “always be well maintained, state of the art safety services, an infrastructure that remains in excellent working order and an unprecedented quality of life,” according to the release.

“I believe local government exists to enhance the lives of your family, your faith community and to promote health and well-being through public education. Police, fire and first responder protection, working infrastructure and a community that values education and quality of life will always be my top priorities,” Grandillo said.

Grandillo has served in a variety of educational positions from elementary to the higher education level including Mount Vernon College in Washington, D. C., Heidelberg University and Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio.

Active in the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), she has lead seminars nationally on the roles of presidential spouses in higher education. 

Most recently, Mayor Aaron Montz appointed Grandillo to the Tiffin Shade Tree and Beautification Commission, where she currently serves. Currently, she serves on the Tiffin Bicentennial Committee. Grandillo’s civic duty extends to the Seneca County Board of Elections as a poll worker.

As a Tiffin resident for over 40 years, Nancy has been committed to this community through public service. With over 20 years in public education, she has touched the lives of many Tiffin families.

Grandillo’s service to the St. Joseph Girl Scout troop spanned over 10 years. She served as a board member and past chair of Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities, appointed by the county commissioners.

Governor Ted Strickland appointed Grandillo to a 6 year term on the Governing Board of Terra State Community College where she also served as Board Chair. 

Nancy has been married to Michael Grandillo for 35 years and together they have raised two children, Vincent, an Eagle Scout and CEO of Seneca Logistics Group and Gina, a 2016 graduate of Ohio Northern University, and 2019 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law.

The 4th Ward is currently represented by Councilman Rich Focht.

For more information, visit Grandillo’s campaign Facebook page here.

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