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...]

2017 NoHaz Poster Contest, Collection Events, and VIDEO

Oakland County NoHaz Collections Could Top 5 Million Pounds as Grade School Poster Contest Kicks Off for 2017 North Oakland County’s NoHaz communities will likely top 5 million pounds of household hazardous waste amassed and properly disposed of since 2003 after completing their first collection date in April 2017. The NoHaz program has collected more than 4.9 million pounds of items commonly found around the house such as latex and oil-based paints, motor oil, pesticides and outdated … [Read more...]

Patterson, Local Mom Urge Others to Get Flu Vaccine

An Oakland County mother who lost her 23-year-old daughter to the flu joins County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in urging individuals to vaccinate themselves against the influenza virus during National Influenza Vaccination Week. “Getting vaccinated is the single best way for people to protect not only themselves against flu, but their loved ones as well," Patterson said. “Getting a flu shot now will help prevent the virus from spreading as families gather during the Christmas … [Read more...]

Oakland County Implements Online FOIA Requests

Oakland County continues to improve government transparency through the use of technology. The public and media will be able file Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests online beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The easy- to-use software by GovQA will be accessible through the county’s website at OakGov.com/FOIA. “Oakland County has an impeccable reputation for transparency and using technology to make records available on our website. Now we are … [Read more...]

Mosquito Pool Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

According to the Oakland County Health Division, the first mosquito pool testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in a trap set in southeastern Oakland County. As in previous years, the late summer months have shown an increase in mosquitoes testing positive for the WNV. Oakland County residents are urged to protect themselves from the threat of WNV by taking necessary precautions. “Although no human cases of the virus have been confirmed in Oakland County this year, … [Read more...]

County Executive’s Emerging Sectors® Business Attraction Strategy Tops $3 Billion Total Investment Milestone

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced on Monday via press release that the Emerging Sectors® business attraction and retention strategy he created in 2004 to diversify the county’s economy has surpassed $3 billion of total investment. The strategy had five successes in May totaling $60.4 million of new investment, resulting in more than 650 new and retained jobs. When added to figures since inception in 2004, the program has 337 business successes resulting in total … [Read more...]

RCOC Road Construction Suspended During Memorial Day Weekend

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Managing Director Dennis Kolar has announced that most RCOC road construction projects will be suspended at 3 p.m. Friday, May 22, for the Memorial Day holiday. Work will resume after 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 26. “The Road Commission wants to ensure that its roads are as free of obstructions as possible during this period because of the increased holiday traffic we typically see on the Memorial Day holiday,” Kolar stated. “That should help to ensure … [Read more...]

County Seeks Input on How $5 Million Should be Spent on Housing, Community Development, and Public Services Projects

County residents who want a say on how $5 million annually should be spent for various housing and community development projects including neighborhood improvements or home foreclosure prevention will get three chances to be heard according to a press release statement. The Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division is developing its five-year Consolidated Plan and identifying how the county will invest $5 million annually in Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment … [Read more...]

Oakland County Hosts 3rd Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Event

Oakland County invites individuals who work with youth to learn about suicide prevention resources available within the county at the 3rd Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community event, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today via press release. Oakland County’s Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting the event in support of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week on Thursday, May 7 from 3-7 p.m. at the Oakland County Resource & Crisis Center, 1200 N. Telegraph … [Read more...]

Oakland County Meets with Bond Rating Analysts to Renew AAA Rating

Oakland County is optimistic it will retain its AAA bond rating, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today following the annual bond rating meetings with Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s. The county has held a AAA bond rating since 1998. "Our presentation to the bond rating analysts went well," Patterson said. "We demonstrated why Oakland County is the best-managed county in the United States." Members of county administration highlighted the fiscal and … [Read more...]