Dianne is in her third term on the Cartersville City Council and presently serves as the Mayor pro tem for the city. She is recently retired from North Metro Technical College where she serves as an adjunct instructor. Dianne is married to JB Tate, professor emeritus at Kennesaw University. The Tates live in the historic district of the city and are active in many organizations that deal with history and preservation. In addition, as educators, they remain interested in life-long education for our citizens. Dianne served on the building committee for the new Cartersville branch library; and currently serves on the Bartow County Housing and Development board; Etowah Valley Historical Society board; Kennesaw University Advisory Board for the Center for Regional History and Culture; Bartow County Health Board and is a member of the Chamber governmental affairs committee. She encourages citizen participation through emails, town hall meetings and homeowners’ associations. She welcomes your civic participation through ideas, council meeting attendance or personal contact - together we make Cartersville a place we are proud to call home!
Dianne has been an educator at the middle, high school, and technical school level. Additionally, she has worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections ( Program Division). She began her career in education at Samford University where she was a coach and Student Center Manager.
Dianne's formal education is through Kennesaw State University in Education and Social Science with continuing courses the Carl Vinson Institute and the University of Georgia.