Rena Basch was first involved in Ann Arbor Township governance in 1999 as a volunteer on the Public Safety Committee, and then served on the Planning Commission from 2000-2004. She was subsequently elected as Clerk in 2004, running as part of a bi-partisan coalition committed to balanced land-use planning, protection of natural resources, governmental transparency and citizen engagement.
Prior to serving as Clerk, Basch was a Technical Leader at the Ford Motor Company Research Laboratory for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Basch currently owns and operates a local food company Locavorious. She and husband Jeffrey Basch have two teenagers, and as a family they enjoy skiing, travel and cooking big messy meals at home.
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