Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner
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.
Evan Pratt: In The News
No Contest – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016
Washtenaw County Look For More Efficiency For Stormwater Operations – WEMU, Jan. 16, 2015
Washtenaw County Rain Garden Program To Be Shared Across Michigan – WEMU, Sept. 9, 2014
Issues of the Environment: Water and Sewer Issues in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County – WEMU, Nov. 6, 2013
County Gets Info on Flooding, Shares Options – The Ann Arbor Chronicle, March 20, 2013
Incumbent Washtenaw County sheriff, prosecutor, treasurer, clerk win – AnnArbor.com, Nov. 7, 2012
Scheie, Pratt Vie for Water Resources Office – The Ann Arbor Chronicle, Oct. 10, 2012