One Community: Advancing Racial Equity in Washtenaw County

One Community Overview:  Washtenaw County is one of the wealthiest counties in Michigan, with high incomes and high rankings as one of the most economically vibrant, educated, healthy, and best places to live in the state.  However, this is not true for all as this has led to high inequity within the County.  Washtenaw County is committed to improving the quality of life for residents of color given historical and current circumstances, thus bettering Washtenaw County for all.

Action Team

Gregory Dill, County Administrator
Diane Heidt, Deputy County Administrator
Felicia Brabec, Commissioner, Chair of Ways and Means
Ellen Rabinowitz, Health Department, Officer
Derrick Jackson, Sheriff's Office, Director of Community Engagement
Teresa Gilloti, Community and Economic Development, Interim Director
Delphia Simpson, Public Defender
Linda Edwards-Brown, Juvenile Court Administrator
Anna Lemler, Racial Equity Analyst
Partnerships: Currently the County has partnered with the City of Ann Arbor to begin the initiative and has plans to expand it to include other municipalities in 2018.
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Questions/Suggestions/Concerns: Contact Anna Lemler, Racial Equity Analyst at

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