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What's Next For Ypsilanti's Former Mayor Amanda Edmonds Now That She Is No Longer In Office

Dec 26, 2018

Amanda Edmonds

A new year brings a new path for Ypsilanti's outgoing mayor Amanda Edmonds.  Deciding not to run for another term, Edmonds was replaced by Beth Bashert as the city's new mayor after winning the recent November election.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Edmonds about her four-year term as mayor of Ypsilanti and what she plans to do next.

Edmonds says she didn't really feel free to share everything she wanted to as mayor and felt "silenced" by the good 'ole boys network, which she says is surprisingly going strong as we enter 2019.  But she did say she was proud of many improvements she oversaw as mayor of Ypsilanti, including bringing new businesses to long vacant buildings.

Edmonds says she's still thinking about everything that happened during her term as mayor and is doing some consulting work statewide on food systems and food policy.

Former Ypsilanti mayor Amanda Edmonds stands near some of the arts items she is currently creating for sale
Credit Amanda Edmonds

Here is a link where you can see and buy some of the former mayor's creative work she is now enjoying since leaving office.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu