Washtenaw County –
“By passing this resolution through the Ways and Means Committee meeting, we are one step closer to bringing about important structural change in our county,” said Justin Hodge, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and Commissioner for District 5. “With this resolution, we have a unique chance to help build a more equitable community, so that no matter where you live, you have the access to the opportunity you need to be able to thrive.”
“This is the first of several packages we will be rolling out as part of the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan,” said Sue Shink, Chair of the Board of Commissioners and Commissioner for District 2.
This resolution will now go to the full Board of Commissioners meeting on September 15th for a final vote. If approved, the resolution instructs County Administration to work with key community partners on each item to develop action plans, including timelines, evaluation metrics, and more. Some of these initiatives will be launched this fall, while others will likely take several years to be fully implemented.
“The County has been clear from day one that the American Rescue Plan and other related funds are a great opportunity to serve the most vulnerable members of our community. This resolution is a great first step to accomplishing just that,” said Gregory Dill, Washtenaw County Administrator. “The administration and employees of Washtenaw County stand ready to ensure these funds are implemented as transparently and effectively as possible.”
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is comprised of nine elected officials representing different Washtenaw County communities. The current Board will serve from January 2021 through December 2022.
Click here to find the list of Commissioners by district.