Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Announces Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Collection

Sheriff’s Office Announces 7th Annual "Treats for Troops" For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy at Halloween while engaging in a service project with their children, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as part of its 7th annual "Treats for Troops" collection to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas. Sheriff Michael Bouchard also encourages parents and children wishing to participate to … [Read more...]

GLWA Bond Sale Reflects Oakland County Practices

The $309.1 million in cash savings and $251.8 million in new capital projects generated from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) $1.3 billion inaugural bond sale highlights how the formation of the authority is helping to bring fiscal responsibility to the water and sewer system, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said today. "When we negotiated the make-up of the GLWA board, we did so with the long-range vision that it would adopt Oakland County’s best fiscal and purchasing … [Read more...]

Fatal Hit and Run, Sheriff Needs Your Help

The Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle/pedestrian hit and run crash that occurred upon northbound Telegraph Road near Menoninee Street at 7:10 p.m. in Pontiac. A 53 year old homeless resident of Pontiac was killed when he was struck in the left lane by an unknown vehicle as he attempting to cross Telegraph Rd. A witness described the vehicle as an older model Red SUV. The pedestrian was not crossing in a crosswalk. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the … [Read more...]

Q2 honors Woodward, Pontiac, and Children’s Village Boosters

Tickets are now available for the 24th Annual Quality People/Quality County (Q2) Awards breakfast which takes place Wednesday, October 26 at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint. This year’s honorees include Ed Lee, founder of Lee Industrial Contracting in Pontiac; Jean Chamberlain, a member of the boards of the Woodward Dream Cruise and Woodward Avenue Action Association; and Dr. Myra Danish, board member of the Children’s Village Foundation. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson … [Read more...]

Chief Information Security Officer Receives Top IT Award

Oakland County’s CISO Captures Top IT Award Oakland County’s Chief Information Security Officer Chris Burrows is Michigan’s IT Professional of the Year, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. That’s according to Michigan Government Management Information Sciences (MI-GMIS) who bestowed the award on Burrows. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who advance and support the use of technology within government to improve efficiency and customer service. "Oakland County … [Read more...]

Extended Office Hours for Voter Registration in Oakland County

Lisa Brown, Oakland County Clerk, Holds Extended Office Hours for Voter Registration and Passport Applications The Oakland County Clerk's Office is staying open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, so County residents can turn in their voter registration applications in time for the November 8 General Election and apply for a passport. Other services from the Clerk's Office will also be available. Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. "Regular business hours … [Read more...]

Elite 40 Under 40 Program Opens Search of Best of the Best

The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Program Opens Search of Best of the Best for 2017 If you know a young entrepreneur, community leader, teacher or any person who has made significant contributions to their chosen field and the quality of life in the region and you want them recognized for their good work, here is your chance. Nominations are being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the … [Read more...]

Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

The Oakland County Health Division has launched their annual flu vaccination program, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced. The flu vaccine guards against as many as four flu viruses which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy this flu season,” Patterson said. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu including getting vaccinated.” Flu shots are available for $25 at both Health Division clinics in Pontiac and … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street in United Kingdom and Ireland Attract Companies to Oakland County

Medical Main Street in United Kingdom and Ireland on Trade Mission to Attract Medical Device/Life Science Companies to Oakland County A business development team from Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is spending the week in the United Kingdom and Ireland selling medical device and life science companies on the benefits of expanding their operations into Oakland County. Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb and business development representative John Wolf-Meyer are meeting with nine … [Read more...]

Oakland County Racks Up Financial Reporting Awards

Oakland County has won the Award of Excellence for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for 19 years running. The PAFR summarizes for taxpayers how the county spends their money. It is one of the ways County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s administration works to make county government more transparent and accessible to residents. "Excellence is a part of our culture in Oakland County government," … [Read more...]