Ashley lives with her husband and two young daughters in the Eastwood neighborhood and has been a Kalamazoo resident for over a decade now. As a new trustee, she looks forward to listening to our residents and working with them to continue building a community that is healthy and thriving for all who live here.
Her values lie with our environment; community activism; a place that is ‘for the people by the people’; transparency; equity, and inclusion. She looks forward to engaging small businesses that are committed to building us up and promoting people over profits. I am committed to thinking creatively about how to engage and collaborate with our citizens, surrounding communities, and local organizations to achieve our goals.
Ashley holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and is pursuing a graduate degree in public administration from Western Michigan University. Her past volunteer activities include Urban Alliance, Building Blocks, Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War, Engaging Local Government Leaders, and groups that work with the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition. I have also volunteered in several election cycles to get out the vote.