Candidate:
Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner

Evan Pratt
Democrat



Evan Pratt

Evan Pratt is the Washtenaw County water resources commissioner, a full-time position. Pratt was elected to his first four-year term in November 2012 and took office on Jan. 1, 2013. The term runs through 2016. He replaced long-time water resources commissioner Janis Bobrin, who did not seek re-election and who endorsed Pratt in the race. Among other efforts, his office advocated for countywide regulations on the use of plastic bags.

Prior to his election, Pratt worked as a civil/environmental engineer and served on the Ann Arbor planning commission for about eight years, from 2004-2012. He serves as chair of the nonprofit Huron River Watershed Council board of directors – he has been an HRWC board member since 2003. Because of his position as water resources commissioner, he also is a member of the Washtenaw County parks & recreation commission. 

Pratt is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with a degree in civil engineering. He plays the saxophone, and performs at local venues – including with the band Hullabaloo. Pratt is married to Ann Taylor-Pratt, a teacher. The couple has three children. The family lives on Ann Arbor's near north side, in the Lower Town neighborhood.

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Evan Pratt:  In The News

No Contest – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016

Washtenaw County Look For More Efficiency For Stormwater OperationsWEMU, Jan. 16, 2015

Washtenaw County Rain Garden Program To Be Shared Across MichiganWEMU, Sept. 9, 2014

Issues of the Environment: Water and Sewer Issues in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw CountyWEMU, Nov. 6, 2013

County Gets Info on Flooding, Shares OptionsThe Ann Arbor Chronicle, March 20, 2013

Incumbent Washtenaw County sheriff, prosecutor, treasurer, clerk winAnnArbor.com, Nov. 7, 2012

Scheie, Pratt Vie for Water Resources OfficeThe Ann Arbor Chronicle, Oct. 10, 2012