Communications

Thomas Koch

  1. Thomas Koch

    Communication Manager
    Phone: 734-483-1810

Responsibilities 

The Communication Manager is responsible for external communications between city departments in the community.
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Meeting Highlights
  • Boards & Commissions Updates

Thomas Koch is the Communication Manager for Ypsilanti, where he has lived since 2017. Tom grew up in Trenton, Michigan, where he participated in Musical Theatre and Marching Band, and Jazz Band at Trenton High School. He has always had a strong passion for building relationships in groups of any size and embracing his local community. Tom has always been fond of Ypsilanti for its diversity and support for the performing arts and recently received his degree in Communication from Eastern Michigan University. He enjoys seeing live shows, video games, disc golf, and reading in his free time. You can reach him at tkoch@cityofypsilanti.com.

Communication is key.

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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: North Huron Work Begins Week of 10/3

    Work on North Huron (Michigan to Cross) will begin this week. Access from side streets will be limited. Work on S Huron, S Hamilton, and the bridge over 94 continues. The NB to WB, SB to WB, and SB to EB ramps to 94 remain closed. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: City Hall closed November 24th and 25th

    Ypsilanti City Hall will be closed on November 24th and 25th. We will reopen at 8 AM on Monday, November 28th. We wish everyone a happy holiday weekend! Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Bicentennial Committee Meeting 11/29/22, 7 PM

    PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF YPSILANTI BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE MEETING (IN-PERSON MEETING) The Ypsilanti Bicentennial Committee will hold a regular meeting in the in-person meeting format, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 7 p.m. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Historic District Commission Meeting 11/22/22

    There will be a Historic District commission meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 7 pm at City Hall in Council Chambers. Read on...
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    2022-2023 Snow and Ice

    ATTENTION TO ALL CITY OF YPSILANTI PROPERTY OWNERS The city’s snow ordinance and abatement procedures go into effect December 15, 2022. Please be advised of the following: Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Non-Motorized Committee Meeting

    The City of Ypsilanti Non-Motorized Advisory Committee will meet to discuss 2023 Committee priorities, specifically a “Vision Zero” plan to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist incidents. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Hamilton Closed at Washtenaw

    Hamilton will be closed at Washtenaw to Pearl on Tuesday 11/15. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Police Advisory Commission Meeting Cancelation

    The Ypsilanti Police Advisory Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on December 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Police Advisory Commission Virtual Access

    The Ypsilanti Police Advisory Commission will hold A In-person/Virtual Hybrid Meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: City Council Meeting Virtual Access

    The Ypsilanti City Council will hold A Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Meeting on Monday, November 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. located in Council Chambers at 1 South Huron, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: City Council Organizational Meeting Virtual Access

    The Ypsilanti City Council will hold A Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Organizational Meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. located in Council Chambers at 1 South Huron, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Arts Commission Meeting Virtual Access

    The Ypsilanti Arts Commission will hold an In-person Meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7 p.m. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Ballard at Washtenaw; Hamilton at Washtenaw

    Ballard will be closed at Washtenaw on Monday 11/7. Hamilton will be closed at Washtenaw on Monday 11/7. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: November 8th General Election

    All Administrative Offices other than those Administering the General Election will be closed at City Hall on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to assist during the General Election. All offices will reopen on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Read on...
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    City of Ypsilanti Newsletter - November

    The City of Ypsilanti Newsletter for November! This month's edition includes information for First Fridays, Warming Center at the Freighthouse, Recycling Reminder, Riverside Swings, YpsiWrites: Love Letters to Ypsilanti, and much more! Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: City Council November 1, 2022 Meeting Virtual Access

    The Ypsilanti City Council will hold A Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. located in Council Chambers at 1 South Huron, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Police Advisory Commission Virtual Access

    The Ypsilanti Police Advisory Commission will hold A In-person/Virtual Hybrid Meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Historic District Commission Meeting 10/25/22, 7 PM

    There will be a Historic District Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 7 pm at Ypsilanti City Hall in the Council Chambers. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: October 18, 2022 City Council Meeting Virtual Access

    The Ypsilanti City Council will hold a Joint Meeting with the Planning Commission in concert with City Council’s Regularly scheduled meeting on October 18, 2022, at 6:00 pm. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Historic District Commission Meeting 10/11/22

    There will be a Historic District Commission meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7 pm at City Hall in the Council Chambers. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Historic District Commission regular meeting 9/27/22

    There will be a historic district commission meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7 PM at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: I-94 Ramp Closures, Washtenaw Work Continues

    Work on Washtenaw continues with intermittent closures; traffic will be detoured. Work on S Huron, S Hamilton, and the bridge over 94 continues; the SB ramp to WB 94 is closed beginning 8/19. The NB to WB and SB to EB ramps to 94 remain closed. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing

    A public hearing will be held by the Ypsilanti Zoning Board of Appeals at their regular meeting October 3, 2022, to consider the following: Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Historic District Commission meeting 9/13/22 CANCELLED

    The Historic District Commission meeting scheduled for September 13, 2022 at 7 PM is CANCELLED. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Zoning Board of Appeals Special Meeting

    The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a special meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 6 p.m. in City Hall’s Council Chambers. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Hamilton/Huron lane closures; City Hall Parking Lot

    The City Hall Parking Lot will be be intermittently closed this Friday 9/9, Monday 9/12, and Tuesday 9/13. Please park in the South Huron lot for your City Hall visit. S Hamilton & S Huron will be limited to one lane for construction. next week as well. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Washtenaw County Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

    The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program to help income-eligible households pay outstanding water and wastewater bills,... Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Huron over I-94, Washtenaw

    Work on Washtenaw begins Tues, 9/6; traffic will be detoured. Work on S Huron, S Hamilton, and the bridge over 94 continues; the SB ramp to WB 94 is closed. The NB to WB and SB to EB ramps to 94 remain closed. There will be overnight lane closures on 94. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing

    A public hearing will be held by the Ypsilanti Zoning Board of Appeals at a special meeting on September 15, 2022 to consider the following: Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Washtenaw Avenue

    Work on Washtenaw begins Tues, 9/6; traffic will be reduced to one lane at times and fully closed to through traffic at times. Work on S Huron, S Hamilton, and the bridge over I-94 continues. The NB to WB and SB to EB ramps to I-94 remain closed. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

    Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting scheduled for August 17, 2022 is CANCELLED. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Zoning Board of Appeals Vacancies

    The City of Ypsilanti Zoning Board of Appeals has two vacant seats. The City is seeking applicants to serve on the Board. To apply, please visit the link provided. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Lane and Long-Term Ramp Closures at I-94 and Huron Street

    Work on I-94/Huron Street continues. Nightly closures are planned beginning Monday night, 6/20, through Saturday morning, 6/25, of lanes on I-94 as well as on-ramps at Huron, from approx 9PM to approx 5AM. Ramps will be closed through late fall. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Lane and Ramp Closures at I-94 and Huron Street

    Work on the I-94/Huron Street bridge is beginning the week of June 6th. Nightly closures are planned beginning Tuesday night, 6/7, through Friday night, 6/11, of lanes on I-94 as well as on-ramps at Huron, from approximately 9PM to approximately 5AM. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: South Hamilton, south of Michigan

    Hamilton St between Harriet and Michigan Ave will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, 5/2, for YCUA work. Read on...
  39. PUBLIC NOTICE: Grass and Weeds Enforcement Notice

    If properties are not in compliance with Sections 110-81 and 122-675 of the Ypsilanti City Code by May 10, 2022 Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: South Huron, south of Michigan

    Huron St between Ferris and Michigan Ave will be reduced to two lanes beginning today, 4/5, for YCUA work. Access to the S Huron Parking Lot from S Huron will be limited; access to the parking lot and businesses will be maintained from Ferris and S Adams. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: Harriet Street

    Westbound Harriet Street between Huron St and Adams St will be closed beginning as early as Tuesday, 3/29, for work related to YCUA infrastructure improvements. Businesses will remain open during this closure. Read on...
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    CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC NOTICE: South Huron Street

    Huron St between I-94 and Michigan Ave will be reduced to one lane northbound beginning as early as Monday, 3/21, for work related to YCUA infrastructure improvements. Businesses will remain open during this closure. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Jan 10, 2022 Sustainability Meeting Cancellation

    As a result of the increase of cases of COVID-19 in the 48197 and 48198 zip codes and the expiration of the ability to meet virtually, the regular Sustainability Commission meeting scheduled for January 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm has been cancelled. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Sustainability Commission Hybrid In-Person/Virtual Regular Meeting

    The Sustainability Commission will hold their regular meeting 1/10 at 7 pm. The meeting will be held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. For more information, including agendas and meeting packets, visit cityofypsilanti.com/sustainabilitycommission. Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Planning Commission Public Hearings

    Public hearings will be held by the Ypsilanti Planning Commission at their regular January 19, 2022 meeting to consider the following: Read on...
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    PUBLIC NOTICE: Planning Commission Public Hearing

    Public hearings will be held by the Ypsilanti Planning Commission at their regular December 15, 2021 meeting to consider the following. Read on...
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