Poisson Appoints County’s First Female Deputy County Executive

Oakland County Executive Gerald D. Poisson has appointed Laurie Van Pelt as the county’s first female deputy county executive. She also is the first Japanese American to serve in this position. This historic appointment continues the direction set by the late County Executive L. Brooks Patterson of promoting women to key positions in county administration. Van Pelt was the director of management and budget, the county’s chief fiscal officer. "Laurie has impeccable credentials and … [Read more...]

Visitation and Funeral Arrangements for County Executive L. Brooks Patterson

Public Viewing When: Tuesday, August 6 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Where: Conference Center of the L. Brooks Patterson Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, on the northwest corner of Telegraph and Pontiac Lake roads in Waterford Members of the public are welcome to pay their respects to County Executive Patterson. Visitors may park in the lot at the Patterson Building. There will be overflow parking in the Oakland County Circuit Court parking lot (on the Telegraph side) with shuttle buses running to … [Read more...]

Gerald Poisson Sworn in as Oakland County Executive

Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald D. Poisson was sworn in as Oakland County executive Saturday, August 3, at 5:00 p.m. by Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown. Pursuant to Public Act 139 of 1973, Poisson will assume the duties of county executive until the Board of Commissioners appoints a replacement. If the board does not appoint a successor for County Executive L. Brooks Patterson within 30 days, the law mandates a special election be held. Poisson has served as Chief Deputy of … [Read more...]

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Dead at 80

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson died at 5:30 a.m. today at his Independence Township home surrounded by family and friends after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. "It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of our friend and county executive, L. Brooks Patterson," Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald D. Poisson said. "He was a once-in-a-generation leader whose vision inspired all of us to be part of the best county government in America." Poisson … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Residents are Invited to Volunteer in Detroit on Friday

Fourth Annual Rochester Hills Stands with Detroit Day Friday August 9 The City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce this year’s Rochester Hills Stands With Detroit Day. This volunteer opportunity, scheduled for Friday, August 9, is for Rochester Hills employees and residents to volunteer with Life Remodeled for their Six Day Project in Detroit. For the past four years, Rochester Hills has been involved in this initiative to assist with the cleanup and beautification of the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools and Rochester Education Association Reach Agreement

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community Schools proudly approved the tentative agreement between the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education and the Rochester Education Association at Tuesday’s Board meeting. “We believe that we have reached an agreement that is the culmination of collaborative efforts to recognize and acknowledge the loving, caring, and highly skilled educators that teach and work with our students every day,” said Chief Human Resource Officer Elizabeth … [Read more...]

“Hello, Dolly!” looking swell at Meadow Brook Theatre

Don't miss this show playing August 1, 2 and 3 Peanut Gallery Players, a 501(c)(3) non-profit children’s theatre training program for ages 6-18 will bring their talents and nutty elegance to Meadow Brook Theatre for a limited run of Hello, Dolly! on August 1, 2 and 3, 2019. Based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, with book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly! is the story of a turn-of-the-century widowed matchmaker who after negotiating marriages for … [Read more...]

Volunteer at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Store

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Store is Seeking Volunteers Volunteers are "100 percent important because the store is totally run by volunteers," said store manager Darlene Tomczyk. "Without them, there are days the store has to close." To fully staff the store —located on the Library's first floor at 500 Olde Towne Rd. in downtown Rochester —Tomczyk is looking for folks to operate it. The store requires three persons per shift and 16 shifts a week. That means she needs … [Read more...]

Free Open Range Archery Shoot

Open Range Shoot Prior archery experience required, as instruction is not provided. Crossbows or broadheads are not permitted. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Range supervised by certified USA Archery Instructors. Located at the beautiful Marsh View Park Archery Range, 3100 E. Clarkston Road, Oakland, MI 48363. Not sure how to shoot? Range Masters can assist with our 1st Shot Demo Program  with a 5-minute teaching time/demo during Open Shooting Hours, or sign up for a … [Read more...]

Neighborhood House Hosts Third Annual Blast Off 2 School Event

Neighborhood House, Ascension Providence Rochester (Crittenton Hospital), and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan have teamed up to host their annual Blast off 2 School back-to-school event on August 17 at the Neighborhood House main office (1720 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills, MI). Since opening their new facility in 2016, Neighborhood House has been able to expand all of their services, including the Blast off 2 School program. At this event, eligible children will receive … [Read more...]