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.
Edmonds said she believes her leadership skills are what the city needs to help it to continue to move forward.
Among those in attendance was current Mayor Paul Schreiber, who has announced he won't seek re-election.
Also on hand were former Mayor Cheryl Farmer and Washtenaw County Commissioners Yousef Rabhi and Conan Smith.
Follow the link below to hear Edmonds' remarks to supporters.