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Community EngagementWhat is Community Engagement?

According to the CDC (1997) Community Engagement is " ...the process of working collaboratively with and through groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interest, or similar situations to address issues affecting the well-being of those people. It is a powerful vehicle for bringing about environmental and behavioral changes that will improve the health of the community and its members. It often involves partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems, change relationships among partners, and serve as catalysts for changing policies, programs, and practice."

So, in addition to coordinating all the Neighborhood Watch groups in Ypsilanti Township, Community Engagement will work to:

1. CONNECT residents with one other and with resources
2. INFORM our residents of accurate information about important issues and events
3. EMPOWER us all to act on accurate information and
4. continue to UNITE us as a community.


The Community Engagement Coordinator also advocates for and amplifies the voices of Ypsilanti Township residents at various community meetings and events throughout Washtenaw County. We encourage residents to get INVOLVED by providing opportunities to communicate with Ypsilanti Township government, volunteer with community partners and to contribute directly to the success of our community.

Reporting directly to Supervisor Brenda Stumbo, the coordinator works closely with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Ypsilanti Township Fire Department, Office of Community Standards, Residential Services, Ypsilanti Township staff, elected officials and other community partners to keep all residents CONNECTED, INFORMED, EMPOWERED and UNITED.

US-12 & Wiard Rd Project Proposal

State Representative Ronnie Peterson, MDOT, Ypsilanti Township and WCRC have partnered to make improvements to the US-12 corridor between I-94 and Wiard Road, near the West Willow neighborhood and the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township. Rep. Peterson and Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo worked with MDOT to receive $8 million dollars for this project, with the goal of improving driver and pedestrian safety along this important corridor in eastern Ypsilanti Township. The funding comes from the MDOT’s budget and must be spent on MDOT roads in this area. MDOT has partnered with Ypsilanti Township and WCRC to administer the project.

WCRC US-12 Improvements: Latest Updates

We need feedback from the community on the newly proposed design below. Please email with your thoughts. The proposal will go before the Township Board on Tuesday, July 21st.

There are 24x36 posters of the US-12/Wiard Road Proposal at the following locations for those who would like to view them in person.

  • Civic Center
    7200 S. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Community Center
    2025 E. Clark Rd. Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • Fire Station
    222 S. Ford Blvd. Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • West Willow Community Resource Center
    2057 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

US12 Wiard Proposal Map

Community Engagement/NHW Office Hours & Location

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm (closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily)

Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center
7200 S. Huron River Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Contact Community Engagement/NHW

Contact Robin Castle-Hine, Quality Assurance Specialist

Contact Robin Castle-Hine

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Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily