On December 20, 2011, Brenda L. Sumtbo was re-appointed to serve as a Commissioner of the Authority by the Charter Township of Ypsilanti after having previously served from 2000 through 2008. She was elected as Chair of the Board on February 28, 2012.
Brenda Stumbo has been serving Ypsilanti Township residents for over 20 years and has been a resident of the Township since the age of 5. She first served as Township Trustee from 1988 until 1992, as Township Clerk from 1992 until 2008 and was recently elected as Township Supervisor. Brenda has been an active participant with several community organizations such as YCUA, the Chamber of Commerce, Ypsilanti PRIDE and Meals on Wheels, to name a few.
Brenda’s commitment to the residents of Ypsilanti Township is unwavering. Next to being a mother, being an elected public servant is her greatest honor. Her philosophy as Supervisor is V.I.S.A., which stands for Vision, Integrity, Structure and Accountability.
"The greatest challenge we all now face in our community, our state and our nation is the difficult economy. Our priority in Ypsilanti Township is public safety, keeping our community standards high, retaining and creating jobs and protecting our investments in our homes and businesses. Together, we will prevail and with sacrifice, faith and determination, our community will be victorious."
Michael Bodary was appointed to serve on the YCUA Board of Commissioners on August 21, 2012 by the Ypsilanti City Council. He was elected as Vice Chair of the Board on September 25, 2012.
Mr. Bodary works as Senior Buyer and Facilities Coordinator in the Parking and Transportation Services department of the University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in management from Cleary University.
Mr. Bodary served as an Ypsilanti City Council member for Ward 2 from 2008 through 2012. He is active in public and community service through S.O.S. Community Crisis Center Volunteer, Michigan Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association, United State Soccer Federation, and Measure for Measure, a men's chorus based in Ypsilanti.
Jon R. Ichesco was appointed to serve on the YCUA Board of Commissioners on February 17, 2015 by the Ypsilanti City Council. He was elected as Secretary - Treasurer of the Board on February 25, 2015.
Mr. Ichesco is the former City of Ypsilanti Fire Chief, having retired in December of 2012 after 28 years of service within the department. He began working for the City of Ypsilanti in June of 1984 as a firefighter. In 1994, Mr. Ichesco became the Fire Marshal and in 2007, he was promoted to the position of Fire Chief. In honor of his retirement, Ypsilanti City Council presented Mr. Ichesco with a certificate and resolution commending him for his "unparalleled service" to the citizens of Ypsilanti.
Mr. Ichesco served as a delegate on the Michigan Fire Service Coalition for seven years (2004 - 2012) and is Past President of the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society (2004 - 2005) and the Michigan Joint Fire Service Council. He also has served on a committee to reorganize the Michigan Fire Marshal's office.
Locally, Mr. Ichesco was President of the Ypsilanti Firefighters' Association for eight years and President of the Washtenaw One Hundred Club, an organization that supports active police officers and firefighters. He was a driving force behind the creation of the Washtenaw Memorial Park, which was dedicated to the memories of fallen police officers and firefighters in Washtenaw County. He has also served on the City of Ypsilanti's Nuisance Abatement Team and Zoning Board of Appeals as well as the Washtenaw County Emergency Planning Commission.
"It’s been a pleasure and an honor to serve," Mr. Ichesco said. "It was fun serving people and that was my reward."
Larry J. Doe has been a member of the YCUA Board of Commissioners since September of 2001 and served as its Chair from October 26, 2004 until February 26, 2008.
Mr. Doe was appointed Treasurer of the Ypsilanti Township Board in January of 1999 and elected in November of 2000. He is an active participant with several community organizations such as the Salvation Army Board, Washtenaw 100 Club, Kiwanis Club, Ypsi Pride, Gilbert Residence Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels, and the Heritage Festival Board. Past involvement includes the Ypsilanti Township Planning Commission, Ypsilanti Visitors and Convention Bureau, Ypsilanti Area Community Fund and the Chamber of Commerce to name a few.
He has been an Ypsilanti Township resident for 67 years and retired in January of 1999 after 37 years employment at Ford Motor Company. Mr. Doe and his wife, Fran, have three children and one grandson and they attend the Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti.
Keith P. Jason was appointed to serve on the YCUA Board of Commissioners on March 12, 2013 by the Charter Township of Ypsilanti.
Mr. Jason has completed both bachelor's and master's degrees and currently works as the College of Technology’s Coordinator of Student Services at Eastern Michigan University. He serves as a co-chair of the campus-wide Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, teaches a technology class, and is a member of UAW 1976.
Mr. Jason also serves as Vice Chair of the Ypsilanti Township Park Commission. He was elected to his first term as a Park Commissioner in November 2012 and is excited about the opportunity to work with residents and elected officials to help with the continued growth of a strong park system in Ypsilanti Township.
Mr. Jason has lived in the Sugarbrook community with his wife since 2006 where they are raising their two sons.