Editor In Chief & Publisher Jeff Brown.
This is the resignation statement from Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert that was posted on her facebook page at approximately 9:48 AM Tuesday, June 23.
It has been an honor to serve Ypsilanti in the ways I have, including city council member and mayor. I love Ypsilanti. Full Stop.
I am deeply sorry to have my service end on this note and in this way. Sadly, as a result of my actions, there is healing to do to ensure that all residents, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, enjoy full equity in Ypsilanti. That is what I want for our City. I had hoped to participate in that healing process, going forward.
My family and friends have their own values, actions, and worlds. Please treat them as individuals and do not include them in your responses. This is on me and me alone.
To the many professionals, organizations, regional partners, and skilled community organizers that I worked with during my brief tenure, it was a privilege to work with you and I hope your work is successful and transformative.
Please accept my resignation as mayor, effective at 9 AM June, 23, 2020