Resident Centered Economic Development Initiatives
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As your County Commissioner, I will lead the charge toward financial empowerment and gainful employment for residents of Ypsilanti and Augusta Townships. I believe it is time for the Washtenaw County Commission to step up and increase resident access to financial services that promote stability for individuals and their families. This will reduce reliance on predatory lending agencies and promote opportunities such as County partnerships with local credit unions and banks to provide access to bank accounts for new users who are otherwise unable to open an account. I will push for partnership with the Department of Economic Development to provide financial counseling services. I also plan to collaborate with Michigan Works to help people living in this County find employment and gain job skills.