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Meet the Staff
Edward Woods III
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.