My name is John Gawlas. I have been an involved member of the Ypsilanti community for over three decades (and even longer as I am also a graduate of Eastern Michigan University). During this time, I have actively participated in many community organizations and efforts (Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, Washtenaw County Planning Advisory Board, Washtenaw Area Transportation Study Policy Committee, Ann Arbor Ypsilanti SmartZone LDFA, Ypsilanti Central Business Community, Recreation Park Restoration Committee, The Health Connexion).
I was elected to 3 consecutive terms as Ward 2 City Council Member (1996-2008). I have committed a great deal of time to public service and also faced the challenges of being a husband and parent. While I am no longer an elected official and reduced my participation on boards and committees, I still remain politically active and connected (most notably with my involvement in Advance Ypsilanti a political action committee).
Owing to the November 2010 election, I now serve on the City of Ypsilanti Charter Commission. You may contact me at johng4ypsi @ameritech.net or 734 645 5033.