My family has thrived in Traverse City because of the support of our schools, friends and neighbors. So I have worked hard to share that support back with people throughout our city. I’ve served on nonprofit boards, gathered support to solve community problems, and organized simple things like leading a bike train to our school.
Now I’m running for a four-year seat on the City Commission out of this sincere desire to serve. My style is to connect with neighbors, listen, communicate with an open heart and put the time in to really understand issues.
I love Traverse City and I’d love this chance to support our community. Vote Ashlea Walter for TC City Commission!
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An accomplished leader with fresh ideas, Ashlea offers two decades of innovative community engagement, marketing, communications, and fundraising experience. She has honed and deployed her expertise across a diverse spectrum of sectors: the arts, political, finance and banking, education, recreation and tourism, small business, and non-profit.
BA, Kalamazoo College
Art & English
Wife to Chris, and mother of two daughters: 2nd and 5th grade in the Traverse City Area Public Schools
It is vital that we preserve and protect our natural resources, and stay on track with our renewable energy goals.
Let's creatively solve our housing crisis with a regional solution involving other municipalities and business leaders.
Let's work together to find solutions for ALL to thrive in our community.
We need to do a much better job proactively communicating and engaging with our neighborhoods.
Active transportation choices and infrastructure improvements add to our quality of life, community connection, and help with our climate crisis.
What will our legacy be? We want our children to be proud of our fair City, and have opportunities to return here.