Food Safety Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson encourages residents to stay healthy this Thanksgiving by following the Health Division’s four basic steps of food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. “Oakland County’s Health Division offers these safety guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria from making your loved ones ill this holiday season,” Patterson said. “Remember to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.” Hot foods should be kept at 140 degrees Fahrenheit or … [Read more...]

Oakland County Residents Save Over $2.6 Million in Prescription Costs

On April 13, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners introduced the Coast2CoastRX Card Program to Oakland County residents. Since its inception, a little more than two-years ago, residents have saved in total $2,667,449.94 in prescription costs. To date, the partnership between the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and Coast2CoastRx has attracted 7,649 prescription card users. “We are pleased with the positive impact the Coast2CoastRX program has made with our residents and for … [Read more...]

Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees

L. Brooks Patterson

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urged Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman to discontinue her support of housing Syrian refugees in buildings owned by Live In Pontiac LLC and Pontiac Community Investment LLC in a letter he sent to her office today (pictured below). Patterson cited the lax immigration policies of the federal government and the inability to guaranty there will be no ISIS infiltrators among the refugees as reasons the project should not move forward. “Any program such … [Read more...]

Oakland County Celebrates Great American Smokeout

Oakland County Health Division joins the American Cancer Society in celebrating the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19. The Smokeout encourages people to quit smoking for a day, a step towards quitting completely. “Tobacco use continues to be the single most preventable cause of death globally,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I urge smokers in Oakland County to set a date to quit smoking and locate the resources to help them achieve that … [Read more...]

Bridge Buddy Program Designed to Develop Social Skills

Anjika Jain and Emily Fields with their Bridge Buddy

Avondale Middle School students learn about friendships through their buddies For children who learn differently because they have a cognitive impairment, Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), making friends can be the most difficult part of the school day. Students training to be an Avondale Middle School Bridge Buddy are aware that sometimes their classmates who learn differently aren’t able to pick up social cues, interpret them and then apply them appropriately. The students … [Read more...]

Oakland County Earns AAA on Animal Shelter Bonds

Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have reaffirmed Oakland County’s AAA bond rating with a stable outlook for the county’s $15.5 million Building Authority Bonds Series 2015. The bonds will fund the construction of a new Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center building on the county’s main government campus in Pontiac. The AAA bond rating reflects the county’s “very strong management practices, a growing economy, and anticipated maintenance of … [Read more...]

The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Program Searching for Region’s ‘Best of the Best’ for 2016

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 to Oakland County and the region and you want them recognized for their good work, this is your chance. Nominations are now being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2016. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the program in 2012 to honor young professionals and thought leaders who … [Read more...]

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This is excellent for those needing to use the Secretary of State to renew tabs of anything else.  Get in line now!  Be seen right when you arrive!   See this excerpt from,4670,7-127-1640_3408_9135-315692--,00.html  <img height="1" width="1" alt="" style="display:none" … [Read more...]

Top Five Artists Chosen from Field of 109 as 2015 MI Great Artist Online Competition Gets Down to Business

Five artists – including one returnee from 2014 – will vie for the top spot in the 2015 MI Great Artist online competition and a share of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the finalists. “These are supremely talented individuals,” Patterson said. “Their skill and passion is evident in the incredible works they’ve created. I encourage everyone to go to Park West Gallery and see these wonderful pieces in person.” The … [Read more...]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA Mourns with Victims of Paris Terrorist Attacks

Nation’s oldest Muslim organization condemns multiple acts of violence in Paris, France The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA expresses our deepest condolences to the victims and families of the horrific acts of terrorism in Paris, France. French officials report more than 40 people killed, with many more wounded and held hostage. The Community urges calm and patience as authorities work rapidly to restore security and order. “Our deepest condolences are with the people of France. This is … [Read more...]