Oakland County earns Best of the Web honors

Oakland County, Mich. has the best county government website in the United States, Government Technology magazine said today. In a press release, it was stated that Oakland County placed ahead of other counties such as Sacramento County, Calif.; King County, Wash.; Wake County, N.C.; and Chesterfield County, Va. The recognition for www.OakGov.com is part of the 2014 Best of the Web awards from Government Technology and the Center for Digital Government. Oakland County is the Best of the Web … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Announces Run for Congress with VIDEO

(Watch the full announcement video at the end of the article) Team Barnett Announcement Mayor Bryan Barnett and his team sent a message to friends, family and supporters earlier this week. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Mayor of Rochester Hills, and this April I will celebrate 8 years representing the residents and businesses of this community. During this time, Rochester Hills has become one of the most successful and recognized cities in Oakland County, and a leader in … [Read more...]

RCOC Board announces six-point plan to attack potholes; introduces hotline

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board has announced a six-point plan to attack the myriad of potholes and rough gravel roads left in the wake of the worst winter seen in the county in generations. “I have heard from motorists countywide of their frustrations resulting from one of the worst pothole seasons in Michigan’s history,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian. “Because of my concern, I asked our staff for an action plan that addresses a non-routine plan of attack on potholes … [Read more...]

Fuel Up To Play 60 Initiative Launches in Oakland County

Oakland County will kick-off the Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Detroit Zoo. The county’s Health Division in partnership with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan will train staff from more than 45 schools in 20 school districts on how to implement the national wellness program for kids. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced that Fuel Up To Play 60 was the next step in his efforts to fight child obesity in his 20th State of the County address earlier this … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street Seeks “Wow Factor” Displays for INNO-VENTION 2013

Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is seeking nominations to showcase innovative and eye-catching health care and life science products and technologies at the INNO-VENTION 2013 conference in Troy. Demonstration Alley, as the display area is called, has a limited number of spaces that will allow selected vendors to show innovative technologies and products during INNO-VENTION 2013, a Medical Main Street conference. The deadline for entries is Monday, September 30. “Michigan conducts some … [Read more...]

Oakland County companies among fastest growing in state

Nearly half of the fastest-growing private companies in Michigan are in Oakland County. That’s according to Inc. magazine’s 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Out of 126 Michigan private companies in Inc.’s survey, 55 are in Oakland County. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson credited his Emerging Sectors initiative for the number of Oakland County companies in Inc.’s list. “If you take a look at the fastest growing private … [Read more...]

Drug company to pay Oakland County for bloated prescription prices

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced that the county has recovered $362,018.02 on behalf of taxpayers from a large drug wholesaler that conspired to inflate the price of prescription drugs. A class-action lawsuit brought against McKesson, the drug wholesaler, and First Data Bank, a publisher of drug data, said they wrongfully inflated the mark-up factor that determines the average wholesale price of prescription drugs. Their actions resulted in many municipal governments, … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Sponsors Putting Green Contest at 33rd Annual Golf, Tennis and Fun Walk

Join Crittenton Home Care at the 33rd Annual Golf, Tennis and Fun Walk held at Great Oaks Country Club on June 18 and enter to a win golf bag courtesy of Jeff Goble, gift certificate for a driver/iron fitting and catered in-home dinner during the Putting Green Raffle. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the Crittenton Foundation’s Cornerstone Campaign. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Crittenton Home Care has been providing Certified and Private Duty home care services for … [Read more...]

Citizen Opinion: Ambiguous, Deceptive Ballot Language for DIA Tax Should Be Voted Down

By Sue Ann Douglas, 18 Year Oakland County Commissioner – Retired When go to vote, you may think that the millage request below is for a facility or facilities in Oakland County. Well, it is NOT for an Oakland County facility. It's for the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). "OAKLAND COUNTY ART INSTITUTE AUTHORITY MILLAGE The Oakland County Art Institute Authority established pursuant to Public Act 296 of 2010 to allow for continuing support of art institute services for the students, … [Read more...]

Oakland County’s Citizen’s Alliance Offers Free Seminar

Oakland County, MI (November 1, 2011) – On Thursday, November 17, 2011, at the Waterford Senior Center at 3621 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, the Citizen’s Alliance of the Oakland County Probate and Circuit Courts will conduct a free seminar for senior citizens and their families from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. explaining the Probate Court’s role in wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. Entitled “Removing The Mysteries of Probate Court,” the seminar will provide attendees … [Read more...]