Blog: Bob Guenzel

Bob Guenzel is the Administrator for Washtenaw County. A U-M Law School graduate and resident of Ann Arbor, Bob has been deeply involved in local community organizations, sits on several boards and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Ann Arbor SPARK. He will be writing about the potential opportunities our current economic downturn provides us, as well as leadership and literacy in Washtenaw County.

Post No. 4: Summer, Finally

It just seems that this year’s unofficial beginning of summer, the long Memorial Day weekend, came at exactly the right time. The time to take time: reading, sleeping in, laughing with friends, getting the garden back in shape - or beginning the outdoor exercise that helps us get into shape – that extra day can make such a difference. 

For me, this is a great time of year that reinforces my booster status for our community. We’ve got the Dexter-Ann Arbor run next weekend; Grillin’ one of my favorite fundraisers for Food Gatherers the following weekend; the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and Top of the Park starts after that. And almost every night there’s a great entertainment at The Ark a non-profit I’ve been affiliated with for more than 25 years.    

And there seems to be more going on, locally, in all of our communities as we head into the 13 weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Just more reasons to celebrate our communities, more reasons to care about sustaining this quality of life and care about the future. 

Thanks again to Concentrate for this opportunity to be in touch with you all.  Conversations are the beginning of everything. It’s been nice to chat. 

Bob Guenzel, Administrator
Washtenaw County