Bicentennial Committee

Ypsilanti’s Bicentennial is coming in 2023! The bicentennial planning committee (Bicentennial City Commission) is hard at work planning a full year of Ypsilantiinspired events and meaningful community gatherings to recognize Ypsilanti’s 200th anniversary, since its incorporation on April 22, 1823. Expect family-fun entertainment, historic-driven happenings, and even a few surprises, including opening the time capsule from the Ypsilanti Sesquicentennial in 1973! 


  • Bill Nickels
  • Evan Milan
  • Evangeline Shipe
  • John Gawlas
  • John McCurdy
  • Katie Hoffman
  • Tyler Weston
  • Bryan Foley
  • Jeff Guyton
  • Tyler Weston


The regular meetings of the City of Ypsilanti Bicentennial Commission for the year of 2022 will be

held on the fourth Thursday of each month unless a holiday falls on that date. For the months of

May and June, meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. at Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic

Development (OCED), 415 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. July on, the remainder of the

meetings will take place in-person at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse, 100 Market Place, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Committee 2022 Meeting Schedule