Experienced strategic leader forging collective ideas into action
Monica Ross-Williams has been a resident of Ypsilanti Township since 2000, lifelong Ypsilanti Area Resident, Business Owner, Elected Official and Community Activist. Since November 2016, Monica has humbly held one of seven positions as an Elected Official in the position of Ypsilanti Township Trustee.
Historically, Ms. Ross-Williams is proud to be the third African-American female to hold a position of elected leadership on the Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees.
While serving the needs of her community, Ms. Ross-Williams maintains her campaign stance of striving to move the Township forward as it relates to Economic Development, Expanding Entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities, Instilling Sound Fiscal Management and Budgetary Measures in the role of Fiduciary, along with Robustly Representing Ypsilanti Township's 56,000 residents.
Previously, Ms. Ross-Williams served on the Ypsilanti Township Parks Commission from 2011 - 2016. Being first appointed, in 2011 and then elected in 2012, she worked on various sub-committees to improve the abundant public park property in the Township.
In the Community, Ms. Ross-Williams previously served on the SEMCOG Regional Parks and Recreation Task Force - Regional Member - (2017-2018), SEMCOG Future Work Skills Task Force - Regional Member - (2018-2019), the Washtenaw County Regional Iron Belle Trail/Border to Border Trail Committee Member for the Eastern Washtenaw County Area (2017-2018).
Monica currently serves as the Washtenaw County Transportation Study (WATS) Board as Policy Representative for Ypsilanti Township (2016-Present), Ypsilanti Township Elections Committee - Member - (2016-Present), Ann Arbor Area YMCA Board of Directors - Director - (2016-Present), Cleary University Alumni Board Association Board of Directors - Treasurer - (2019-Present), 12th Congressional District Democratic Organization - Trustee - (2016 - Present) Washtenaw County Democratic Party - Executive Committee Member & Precinct Delegate for Precinct 11 - (2017-Present), Eastern Washtenaw Democratic Club - Treasurer - (2019 - Present) and New West Willow Neighborhood Association 501(c)(3) - Member - (2003-Present).
Additionally, she has served as Recording Secretary & Political Advisory Chair for the New West Willow Neighborhood Association 501(c)(3) (2004-2011), Political Advisory Committee Chairperson for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce - a former local branch of the Michigan Black Chamber (2010-2014), Vice-President of the Eastern Washtenaw Democratic Club (2014-2015) and President of the Washtenaw County Minority Business Alliance (2014-2016).
As a graduate of former Ypsilanti Public Schools, Ms. Ross-Williams holds a Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.) - Business Management from Cleary University. Monica proudly returned to her Alma Mater to complete a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Organizational Leadership in 2013.
In her career, Monica serves as the Community Relations Executive for a Nationwide Health Care Organization in addition to being a Small Business Owner and an active Member of the National Writers Union - UAW 1981/AFL-CIO.
On a personal aspect, Ms. Ross-Williams is proud of continuing to cultivate the goals and ambitions of her two adult children, taking care of her great husband, loving her Chow-Chow - Princess, and reading a variety of news resources.