A Note from Commissioner Sanders
Happy Spring Pittsfield Township residents,
I’m excited to send you a message with updates and encourage you to help me remain in touch with you by sharing your email addresses with me ([email protected]). Since the last newsletter, I have been hard at work for you.
I successfully lobbied for a better communication outreach tool for Commissioners and the result is this wonderful newsletter created by our Communications and Operations Manager. I have fielded and made inquiries on behalf of Stonebridge residents who have shared concerns with me about drainage issues. I have insisted on a transparent process for sharing and receiving input regarding how the county will utilize the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to Washtenaw County. I have received and distributed KN95 masks to residents with the help of the township administration, Trustee Linda Edwards-Brown and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Rho Delta Zeta Chapter with yet another 20K available for distribution (Click here to see a photo from the giveaway). I created, advocated and received unanimous BOC support for the Mobile Support Services Initiative (information will be added here) to provide mobile services to our residents who are most in need and logistically challenged. And additionally, I advocated for millions of the ARPA funds to be allocated to 48197-48198 community organizations that provide support services to residents as well as for creating processes that will support, train and offer technical support which will allow for maximum use of these funds and ensure a foundation of sustainability of services after the ARPA funds are exhausted.
I am currently seeking District 4 (AAPS/YCS/Lincoln Consolidated/Saline/Charter/Private) high school students for a civics project that will begin in May 2022 and run through December 2022, with the possibility of an extension through June 2023. Contact me for additional information: [email protected]
CORRECTION DATE FOR TOWN HALL - In the last monthly newsletter from the Board of Commissioners, it stated that I would be holding a virtual townhall on April 27th. However, that is the same date as the next Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees meeting. Because I want you to have the opportunity to be engaged and involved in both, I have rescheduled my town hall for Tuesday, April 26th from 6-7pm. Register and submit questions you want me to address by clicking here.
Finally, as I enter the final year of my first term, I feel proud of the work done so far and I hope to be able to continue this good and effective work on behalf of District 4 – Pittsfield Township - in the future. Thank you for your support and confidence in my abilities to be your servant-leader.
I wish you all a happy and joyous spring!
Commissioner, District 4