Meet Anne Marie
Anne Marie has lived in Canton for 25 years where she and her husband Hadley raised their four children, two still attending Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. She was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2016 where she serves on the Planning Commission and chaired the Technology Committee which focused on ensuring Canton and southeast Michigan is the center of tomorrow’s automotive advancement.
Anne Marie is an Engineer, with an MBA, at Ford Motor Company where she currently works on sustainability and advanced technology. During her time on the Board, Anne Marie has been a voice for ALL residents, working to reduce traffic congestion, increasing transparency and accountability by helping draft the first Ethics Ordinance, pushing for a connected walkable community, and protecting our recycling program. She worked passionately with fellow Trustee Sommer Foster and Police Chief Baugh to establish a youth diversion program to keep our youth on a restorative path rather than contributing to a youth pipeline-to-prison.
Anne Marie served as a Vice-President of the local branch of the League of Women Voters and Director on Board of the Regional LWV and fought for juvenile justice in Wayne County. She is also an active member of the Interfaith Community Outreach group which helps connect our diverse community, as well as being a Church Elder. She has done equity work with the local schools to protect children of all faiths, races and cultures in Canton, as chair of PC Citizens for Diversity and Inclusion.
Anne Marie was inspired by her 101-year-old grandmother who went to work during the Rosie the Riveter era. Following that example, Anne Marie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Boston University and finished her MBA at Lawrence Technological University. She began her career in engineering with the Federal Aviation Administration leading construction and replacement of high-tech equipment while removing contaminated fuel tanks and working in brownfields.
She was profiled in Crain’s Detroit Business 2019 feature on Notable women in STEM in metro Detroit and across the state. She will bring her leadership skills, forward thinking, and inclusive values to help move Canton forward for All residents.
Anne Marie partnered with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and County Commissioner Melissa Daub to bring information sessions to seniors on identity theft and scams. Anne Marie believes our seniors are a vulnerable population and should be protected against fraudsters.
Anne Marie also worked with Senator Debbie Stabenow's office to obtain her help in stopping trains from blocking some of our community roads for hours. This ensured safe passage for residents and first responder's in our community.
Beginning in March, Anne Marie wanted to make sure residents didn't feel isolated and uninformed. She held 12 zoom coffee moments with guest speakers on topics such as mental health, symptoms of COVID, managing finances, CDC resources and COVID scams, State resources, the impact of COVID on our prisoners and school status with school board members.
Anne Marie also personally made wellness check calls to over 2000 senior and disabled residents, connecting them with food, supplies and services as needed via community groups such as SAAVI, MCWS, Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara, Salvation Army and Canton Township employees and first responders. Anne Marie believes that community members should look out for each other - that is what makes communities stronger.