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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.



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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

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Contact Robin Castle-Hine, Quality Assurance Specialist

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Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 544 - 4000

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