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ICYMI: WCDP November Meeting on Schools & the Washtenaw Equity Partnership Final Report Recommendations


  • Alma Wheeler Smith, Washtenaw Equity Partnership Chair, Former State Legislator
  • S. Joy Gaines, Attorney, Washtenaw Equity Partnership Working Group member
  • Tamala Bell, Ann Arbor teacher, Vice President, Ann Arbor Education Association
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Attorney and parent, Ann Arbor Eberwhite Elementary School students
  • Che Carter, Principal, Ann Arbor Huron High School Principal, Washtenaw Equity Partnership Working Group member

For more on the Washtenaw Equity Partnership, Findings and Recommendations on Washtenaw County’s Criminal Legal System, Section 4.8, School Approaches to Disciplinary Issues, pp. 123-6. see


ICYMI: WCDP October Meeting & Program on Homelessness

  • Washington update from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
  • Washtenaw Resilience Srategies Presentation by Evan Pratt, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
  • Program on Housing & Homelessness Crisis Potential Solutions and County-wide Responses, moderated by Kathy Wyatt with panelists:
    • Jennifer Hall, Executive Director Ann Arbor Housing Commission
    • Rhonda Weathers, Executive Director of SOS Community Services
    • Chris Watson, Ann Arbor City Council Member
    • Annie Somerville, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, Chief of Staff for Senator Jeff Irwin and former Ypsilanti City Council Member
    • Caroline Sanders, Vice Chair Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, representing Pittsfield Township
    • Justin Hodge, Chair Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, representing Ypsilanti Township
  • For further information about the Affordable Housing crisis in Washtenaw County see:

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