Amanda Edmonds http://wemu.org en Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Talk Pubic Safety http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-mayoral-candidates-talk-pubic-safety <p>Three Democrats are seeking to replace Paul Schreiber as Mayor of Ypsilanti.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Growing Hope Executive Director Amanda Edmonds, current city council member and former mayor Pete Murdock, and community activist Tyrone Bridges appear on the August 5th primary election ballot.</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on the&nbsp; candidates' thoughts on crime and public safety.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:44:04 +0000 Bob Eccles 49326 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Talk Pubic Safety Mayoral Forum Draws Crowd To Downtown Ypsilanti Library Branch http://wemu.org/post/mayoral-forum-draws-crowd-downtown-ypsilanti-library-branch <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gsG-EAFqlkM?list=UUqwCCwrwDVyUvsOxXkKLDOg" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The three Ypsilanti mayoral candidates addressed a packed house Monday night at the downtown library branch.</p><p></p><p>Among the questions the candidates addressed at the public forum was how to tackle the Water Street debt that threatens to swamp the city's financial boat.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:20:04 +0000 Bob Eccles 49140 at http://wemu.org Mayoral Forum Draws Crowd To Downtown Ypsilanti Library Branch Ypsilanti Mayoral Forum Monday Night At Downtown Library http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-mayoral-forum-monday-night-downtown-library <p>Three Democrats are running to be Ypsilanti's next mayor, and they're all scheduled to appear at a public forum Monday night.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The gathering at the Ypsilanti District Library's downtown branch will feature community activist Tyrone Bridges, Growing Hope Executive Director Amanda Edmonds and current city council member Pete Murdock, who all want to replace Paul Schreiber as mayor.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers say the forum is a chance for voters to hear what the candidates have to say on a variety of issues.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:16:54 +0000 Bob Eccles 49029 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Mayoral Forum Monday Night At Downtown Library Schreiber Endorses Edmonds For Ypsilanti Mayor http://wemu.org/post/schreiber-endorses-edmonds-ypsilanti-mayor <p>Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber is officially throwing his support behind Amanda Edmonds in the three-way race to replace him.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Schreiber says Edmonds "would provide business experience that Ypsilanti City Council sorely needs."&nbsp;</p><p>Edmonds is executive director of Growing Hope, and chair of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority.&nbsp;</p><p>Schreiber says Edmonds' collaborative approach "will be a refreshing addition to City Council".&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:15:16 +0000 Bob Eccles 48206 at http://wemu.org Schreiber Endorses Edmonds For Ypsilanti Mayor Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-and-ypsilanti-mayoral-candidates-share-plans-together-forum <div>Ypsilanti Mayoral candidate Amanda Edmonds believes Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and neighboring communities will succeed or fail together. &nbsp;She made these remarks Thursday at the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber's unique mayoral forum that brought together candidates for the job in both cities. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:25:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47970 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum Amanda Edmonds Files Nominating Petitions http://wemu.org/post/amanda-edmonds-files-nominating-petitions <p>Amanda Edmonds has filed the required number of nominating petitions for her name to appear on August primary ballot in the race to be Ypsilanti's next mayor.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Growing Hope Executive Director submitted her petitions Friday, according to </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> City Clerk Frances </span>McMullan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Mayor Paul Schreiber is not seeking re-election. There are no other announced candidates to replace him at this time.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:21:09 +0000 Bob Eccles 44357 at http://wemu.org Amanda Edmonds Files Nominating Petitions Amanda Edmonds launches Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid http://wemu.org/post/amanda-edmonds-launches-ypsilanti-mayoral-bid <p>Growing Hope Executive Director Amanda Edmonds Tuesday night launched her bid to become Ypsilanti's next mayor with a party for supporters in Depot Town.</p><p>Edmonds said she believes her leadership skills are what the city needs to help it to continue to move forward.</p><p>Among those in attendance was current Mayor Paul Schreiber, who has announced he won't seek re-election.</p><p>Also on hand were former Mayor Cheryl Farmer and Washtenaw County Commissioners Yousef&nbsp;Rabhi and Conan Smith.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:57:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 41440 at http://wemu.org Amanda Edmonds launches Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid Ypsilanti Mayor Will Not Seek Re-election http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-mayor-will-not-seek-re-election <p>A year from now, the City of Ypsilanti will have a new Mayor. Paul Schreiber announced over the weekend he will not seek re-election in 2014. Schreiber was first elected mayor in 2006, and will have completed eight years in office when next November's election rolls around. In his written announcement Sunday, Schreiber said he has enjoyed his seven years as Mayor, but now it's time to step aside to allow the next Mayor to lead the city.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:14:05 +0000 David Fair 37548 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Mayor Will Not Seek Re-election Growing Hope Executive Director Announces Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid http://wemu.org/post/growing-hope-executive-director-announces-ypsilanti-mayoral-bid <p>Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber hasn't said whether he'll run for re-election in 2014, but if he does, he'll face a challenge from Amanda Edmonds.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://growinghope.net/">The Growing Hope </a>Executive Director is also vice-chair of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority. She's vice-chair of the Washtenaw Food Policy Council, and was appointed by the Governor to a similar organization at the state level.</p><p>The 36 year-old is running as a Democrat.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:24:20 +0000 Bob Eccles 37486 at http://wemu.org Growing Hope Executive Director Announces Ypsilanti Mayoral Bid Issues of the Environment: Urban Farming in Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-urban-farming-ypsilanti <p>The City of Ypsilanti continues to explore how best to incorporate urban farming into it's vision for the future.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In this week's installment of&nbsp; WEMU's&nbsp; <em>Issues of the Environment</em> David Fair talks with Amanda Edmonds. Amanda is the executive Director of Ypsilanti-based,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.growinghope.net" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline; ">Growing Hope</a>.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:46:54 +0000 David Fair 33258 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Urban Farming in Ypsilanti