Patterson Plans to Raise the Bar with Innovative Management in Oakland County with VIDEO

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says that Oakland County's best accomplishments are yet to come. During his annual State of the County address before an audience of more than 600 guests at the Auburn Hills Marriot Pontiac at Centerpoint, he spotlighted several high-tech connections moving into the county. Patterson was introduced my the Brooke Wilson Vitale, the owner of specialty bakeries in Royal Oak and Birmingham, who was selected by a public online vote as the winner of the … [Read more...]

Sheriff PAL Mentoring Program Wants Your Help

The Sheriff PAL Mentoring Program, in association with National PAL, helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. (If you are a college student, we will try and work with you to be flexible about your time commitment.) By becoming part of the social network of adults and … [Read more...]

E-Commerce Safety Zone Now Available for Buyers and Sellers

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills Substation Unveils E-Commerce Safety Zone Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard would like to encourage individuals who use online purchasing sites like Craigslist to use caution when transacting business. As a response to the variety of "scams" that occur, the Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills substation is now providing a safe E-Commerce zone in their parking lot for individuals wishing to transact online purchases or sales more safely. The E-Commerce … [Read more...]

Seed Packets Available for Non-Profit School & Community Garden Projects

Seed Packets Available for Non-Profit School & Community Garden Projects Tollgate Farm 4-H Club will hold their annual seed packet distribution (50 seed packets per garden) Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tollgate Farm 28115 Meadowbrook Road Novi, MI Activity Center Contact Carol Scheuer at 248-410-7750 for more information   … [Read more...]

Oakland County Government to Government Marketplace is one of Harvard’s Top Innovations of 2017

Oakland County’s G2G Marketplace Named Semifinalist in Harvard’s 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards Competition The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today Oakland County’s G2G ("government to government") Marketplace as part of the 100 programs named as Semifinalists in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition. G2G Marketplace will compete to be named a Finalist … [Read more...]

Public to Pick the Best of the Best for Elite 40 Under 40

Oakland County Executive’s 2017 Elite 40 under 40 Class Set and the Public will Pick ‘Best of the Best’ in Online Vote. Two of the three final candidates are from Rochester Hills. Who will you vote for? Online voting started Monday for the public to cast their vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive's Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2017. Nearly 400 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges, looking for the top 40 young professionals and thought leaders … [Read more...]

Oakland County Senior Advisory Council Seeks Citizen to Serve

Commissioner Doug Tietz Seeks Citizen to Serve on the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council Oakland County Commissioner Doug Tietz is seeking applications from residents of the 11th County Commission District to serve on the Oakland County Senior Advisory Council. “Oakland County is experiencing unprecedented growth in the population of residents above retirement age. County and community leaders must be proactive and work together to meet the needs of this senior boom. I encourage … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Abuse Partnership is a Bright Idea

Oakland County Prescription Drug Abuse Partnership Recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Oakland County Prescription Drug Abuse Partnership today as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas in Government initiative. The Partnership is part of a cohort that includes programs from all levels of government — school districts, county, city, state, … [Read more...]

The Road Commission for Oakland County Board for 2017

The three-member Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting (January 12), elected Eric Wilson as Board chairman and Greg Jamian as vice chairman. Also last night, Ron Fowkes was appointed to a second six-year term on the RCOC Board. The Board traditionally elects its officers at the first meeting of the new year in January. While the Road Commission is an independent unit of government and not part of Oakland County general government, RCOC Board … [Read more...]

Foreign-Owned Investment Increases Again in Oakland County

International Companies Boost Oakland County Economy as Foreign-Owned Investment Increases for Third Straight Year More than $1 million a day of new international investment fueled Oakland County businesses in 2016 as foreign direct investment increased for the third consecutive year, totaling $371 million, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said Wednesday. Foreign direct investment – investment from a company that is headquartered outside the United States – accounted for 46 percent of … [Read more...]