Stuart Collis is a husband, father, attorney, animal rights advocate, nature enthusiast and community member. He believes in supporting the rights of common people and an advocate of fairness and equality. He believes that facilitating togetherness is a way to lift people up and provide a sense of unity within a community. He sees the role of Park Commissioner as a way to take on that responsibility within the community which he loves. He wants to let people know about the resources that Ypsilanti Township has to offer, and strive to improve those resources for the generation to come.
Stuart's wife of ten years, Nancy Collis, has always said that Stuart is a dedicated man with a good heart. It is this goodness which drew her to him and continues to inspire her. In this vein, Stuart believes that people must stand on their principles and morals while engaging in community service. In this way, Stuart believes that holding any political office is no different than other forms of service which require the exercise of standards and common sense.
Stuart is a dedicated man who passionately devotes himself to his beliefs and his causes. He believes in people's ability to make change and invest in themselves and their future. This gives him the ability to represent the interests of others above his own when the need arises.
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He has been practicing these standards for twenty years as an attorney practicing in Washtenaw County. For the last fourteen years Stuart has lived in Ypsilanti Township and has grown strongly connected to his neighborhood and community. He had become an advocate for animal rights, a topic on which he has published. He has also spoken on a number of topics across the state before local professionals and groups.
Stuart is also a soccer referee and assignor who has spent many days enjoying many Ypsilanti Township parks. He has sought to bring this joy to his children in many ways, including sharing the nature in their own back yard and exposing them to the joys of running through the grass. He wants all Ypsilanti Township children to have the opportunity to experience the natural beauty within their own community.