Horse Court and More at the 2016 4-H Discovery Day

4-H Discovery Day at Springfield Oaks Park

4-H Discovery Day 2016 Saturday, May 7 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350 What is 4-H Discovery Day? 4-H Discovery Day is a family event open to the public providing educational hands-on experiences in a friendly atmosphere. 4-H clubs along with many community partners come together to create a fun day for the whole family. Information will be available about joining 4-H and exhibiting at the Oakland County … [Read more...]

Rochester Commissioner Kochenderfer Youth in Government Day


Pictured at April 25th Youth in Government Day General Government Meeting-sitting left to right: Oakland County Commissioners Bob Hoffman,  Adam L. Kochenderfer, Wade Fleming, Robert Gosselin and Nancy L. Quarles listening to presenters during the meeting as area high school students listen at the 36th Annual Youth Day event. Photo Chris Stinson … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Fifth Grader “Slam Dunk” Winner

Student Domenic Bruno, center, winner of the 2016 NoHaz poster contest joined by Oakland County NoHaz coordinator Whitney Calio and Oakland County Planning Supervisor Brett Rasegan

Rochester Community Schools Fifth Grader "Slam Dunk" Winner in 2016 Oakland County NoHaz Poster Contest A Rochester Community Schools fifth grade student was chosen as the winner of the 2016 NoHaz poster contest for his basketball-themed entry that illustrated the safe and responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste. Domenic Bruno, a student at North Hill Elementary School, called his entry "Slam Dunk the Junk." It was chosen from among more than 250 entries submitted by … [Read more...]

Drive In, Drop Off Hazardous Household Waste

NonHazardous Waste

Drive In, Drop Off Hazardous Household Waste at NoHaz Collections Set for Five Oakland County Communities Residents of 17 North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (NoHaz) communities will have five opportunities to responsibly rid their households of hazardous waste from April through October. The first collection is set for April 30 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Oxford Middle School, 1420 Lakeville Road in Oxford. The event gives residents easy-access opportunities to get rid of everything … [Read more...]

Nearly 27 Million Dollars in Oakland County Road Work to Begin

Road Closing Alert

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) plans to complete nearly $27 million worth of road improvements during the 2016 road construction season, ranging from road widenings and gravel road paving to resurfacing projects, bridge maintenance and culvert replacements and repairs. “We are excited about the improvements we’re going to make to a variety of roads in Oakland County this year,” stated RCOC Chairman Ron Fowkes. “These important improvements will improve the … [Read more...]

Patterson Fighting on Behalf of Disabled Veterans

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is standing up for veterans who are totally and permanently disabled. He sent a letter to the Michigan Legislature this week expressing his opposition to House Bill 5169 which would decrease property tax exemptions for totally and permanently disabled veterans. The bill, if passed, would repeal Section 7b of the General Property Tax Act which provides a property tax exemption for veterans who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of … [Read more...]

Make Emergency Plan for Severe Weather

Severe Weather Week

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges families to download and fill out an emergency plan during Severe Weather Awareness Week in Oakland County which takes place April 10-16, 2016. Just go to and click on the link for the Family Emergency Plan. "When families, schools and businesses are prepared for severe weather, it saves lives and property," Patterson said. "In fact, we’ve made it easy for every family to have an emergency plan. Just go to … [Read more...]

April Fair Housing Month in Oakland County

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Proclaims April "Fair Housing Month" in Oakland County Oakland County L. Brooks Patterson proclaims April as Fair Housing Month in recognition of the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Fair Housing Law under the Civil Rights Act. "Unlawful discrimination exists today, particularly in the case of families with young children, so the fight against housing discrimination continues," Patterson said. "I hope that declaration of April … [Read more...]

Oakland County among the top for Health Behaviors

Celebrate National Public Health Week

For the third consecutive year, Oakland County ranks second in the state for health behaviors and in the top five for overall key factors that affect health, according to the County Health Rankings Report released today. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson credits this achievement to his administration’s focus on quality of life initiatives including the hard work and commitment of the Oakland County Health Division’s numerous community collaborative efforts to improve … [Read more...]

Oakland County Officials, Good Friday, and the Flint Water Crisis

Oakland County Cares 4 Flint

Oakland County Officials Give on Good Friday to Flint Veteran's Organization to Help with the Flint Water Crisis Oakland County Commissioners presented needed items to Veteran's of Now to help residents of Flint during the Water Crisis. On Friday, March 25, 2016, Commissioners Marcia Gershenson and Bob Hoffman pictured with Terrell Spencer, Veterans of Now CEO, George F. Grundy, who is a U.S. Marine. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Also, pictured is Christopher … [Read more...]