Oakland County of the Top 10 Healthiest Counties in Michigan

Oakland County of the Top 10 Healthiest Counties in Michigan Oakland County is the 10th healthiest county in Michigan, ranking ahead of neighboring Wayne and Macomb counties in health outcomes, according to the County Health Rankings Report released today. Oakland enters the top 10 for the first time since the rankings began in 2003, while maintaining the number two ranking in health behaviors for the fourth year in a row and significantly improving in the quality of life measure, moving to the … [Read more...]

Patterson Appoints First Woman to Lead Health and Human Services

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Kathleen Forzley to be the next director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Forzley will be the first woman to lead the department which oversees the county’s Health Division, Homeland Security Division, and Children’s Village. She will replace George Miller who retires April 28. “Kathy Forzley will do an outstanding job as director of the Health and Human Services Department,” Patterson said. “Her leadership overseeing … [Read more...]

Retiring Oakland County Director to Lead The Rainbow Connection

Oakland County Health and Human Services Director George Miller will retire from the county after 40 years of service in order to become the executive director of The Rainbow Connection, an organization founded by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to grant wishes to seriously ill children. “George is known at the county for his exceptional leadership and ability to bring community partners together, which is why he is a natural to be the next executive director of The Rainbow Connection,” … [Read more...]

Girls Who Want Free Prom Dresses

Rochester Outreach and Charity for Kids (ROCKit) is looking for young ladies throughout Oakland County and beyond who would like a FREE gown for their prom. Thanks to the generous donations from area residents, ROCKit has collected over 900 gently-used prom, bridesmaid, cocktail and evening gowns and accessories. The second annual ROCK the Prom 2017 – Free Prom Dress Giveaway will be held March 25 and 26 at the Auburn Hills Community Center. All high school girls in surrounding areas are invited … [Read more...]

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...]