Long-time Washtenaw County water resources commissioner Janis Bobrin has announced that she does not plan to run for re-election this year, ending her tenure of more than two decades in that elected position. In a press release issued on March 28, Bobrin endorsed fellow Democrat Evan Pratt for the election. [.pdf of press release]
Pratt, who currently serves on the Ann Arbor planning commission, is a senior project manager with the Spicer Group, a professional engineering firm with offices in Saginaw and St. Johns. He is also chair of the board for the nonprofit Huron River Watershed Council. According to the press release, Pratt is a licensed professional engineer in five states, including Michigan, with expertise in stormwater quality and management, capital improvement project management and funding, and public works budgeting.
In her endorsement of Pratt, Bobrin stated: “I’ve known and worked with Evan for fifteen years. No one could be more qualified to ensure that the Office of Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner continues as a leader in water resource protection than Evan.”
Pratt currently serves on the city of Ann Arbor planning commission. He was re-appointed to the planning commission on June 7, 2010 for a three-year term that ends on June 30, 2013.