Q&A with Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer

Rochester Media (RM) invited Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer (AK), candidate for re-election in District #15 for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, to participate in an Q&A style interview. We're please to share that with you here on The Community Edge, our online local news outlet. RM: Why do you seek re-election and why did you choose county commissioner as a form of public service? AK: I chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public … [Read more...]

Adam Kochenderfer Announces Re-Election Campaign for County Commissioner

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer has announced his campaign for re-election to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which includes Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public health in Oakland County. He stated, “Many families are still grappling with the impact of COVID-19. I’ve always tried to serve our community through facts, not fear, and avoid the partisan games … [Read more...]

L. Brooks Patterson Diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

I will Continue to do my Job as Oakland County Executive Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters inside the county building which bears his name, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today that he is fighting Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Patterson will continue to perform his duties as county executive while he receives treatment from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. He will not, however, seek an eighth term in office next year. “Alex Trebek has nothing on … [Read more...]

Oakland County Commissioners Honor Departing Colleagues

Board Honors Colleagues for Years of Service on County Commission The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored the public service of departing colleagues Commissioners Tom J. Berman, David E.S. Bowman, Hugh D. Crawford, Bill Dwyer, Wade Fleming, and Doug Tietz. Each of the commissioners received a proclamation and special plaque from the Board of Commissioners recognizing their service to their districts and to the people of Oakland County on December 6. “It has been a pleasure and … [Read more...]

Local Road Improvement Program to Benefit Rochester Hills

Commissioners Kochenderfer and Tietz Successfully Secure County Funds to Improve and Repair Rochester Hills Roads On May 2, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioners Adam L. Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing $136,625 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills through the county’s Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). These funds will be used to help with the city’s road maintenance requirements and other road … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Launch Website for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Press Conference and Launch of the New Resource Website on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day On Thursday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m., the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Oakland County Health Division and Sheriff’s Office, will hold a press conference to raise awareness about human trafficking in the region and to announce the launch of a new County website. The Oakland County Human Trafficking website will provide vital resources and information about … [Read more...]

Major County Investment Secured for Rochester Hills Roads

Commissioners Kochenderfer, Tietz Team Up to Secure Major County Investment in Rochester Hills Road Repairs  On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed resolutions sponsored by Commissioners Adam Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing a total of $247,492 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills. These contributions will assist in the completion two projects - the resurfacing of South Boulevard and the City’s 2017 … [Read more...]

Approved Balanced Budget Includes Next Generation 911

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s balanced budget today which includes a major public safety enhancement. The county will replace its 911 copper network system which has reached the end of its useful life with a new regional Emergency Services Internet-protocol Network (ESINet) in preparation for the Next Generation 911 system. Patterson expressed his gratitude to the Board of Commissioners, countywide elected officials, and … [Read more...]

County Officials Approve a Second Round of Funds for Upcoming Road Projects

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of resolutions sponsored by members of the Board to secure funds for local road projects in many cities and villages throughout Oakland County. Funding for the projects has been made available from Oakland County’s new Local Road Improvement Pilot Program. This program provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on local roadways under their jurisdiction. Local … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Launch New Program for At-Risk Youth

Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell (R) announced that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners is launching a new collaborative effort in conjunction with Oakland County Youth Assistance to offer at-risk young people with positive experiences, skill building and personal development. The Youth Enrichment Scholarship program will allow recipients to receive up to $500 for activities that will: Encourage the individual student’s ability to succeed in or connect to school, Encourage the … [Read more...]