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Meet the Staff

Edward Woods III - Executive Director

As the Executive Director for the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, Edward leads the Commission’s efforts in documenting its work, identifying lessons learned, facilitating the audit, and representing the Commission. 

Previously, Edward served as the Communications and Outreach Director for the Commission. In that role, he collaborated with statewide organizations and garnered nearly 30,000 public comments for the Commission to fulfill its mission to draw fair maps with citizen input.

Being a lifelong Michigander, Edward has extensive experience working for governments and nonprofits in senior leadership, communications, and professional development positions. As a two-time elected nonpartisan official and advocate, Edward enjoys this unique opportunity to explain Michigan’s new redistricting process.

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Sara Martinez - Executive Assistant

As a lifelong resident of Mid-Michigan, Sara brings a strong work ethic, organizational skills, and top-notch customer service to the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC).

Possessing more than 20 years in office administration, Sara’s knack as a self-starter, QuickBooks expert, and generating operational efficiencies endears her to both the Commission and the public as a trusted resource.

Sara enjoys spending time with her husband, adoring her cats, and traveling.

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