Your Oakland County Commissioners at Work for You
Oakland County Home & Improvement Division Chief Gordon Lambert, and HUD Certified Housing Counselor Margaret Harris of the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division, made presentations and addressed the participants at a workshop designed to help people in danger of foreclosure on their homes. The Seminar offered information on county and state services designed to help prevent foreclosures. Several Oakland County Commissioners also took part.
Pictured left to right at the Wixom Community Center: Oakland County Commissioner Phil Weipert, Commissioner Kathy Crawford and State Representative Klint Kesto.
On October 23, 2012 in Clawson, the Metro Coalition of Congregations Assembly's Young Adult Caucus hosted special guest Dennis Schornack, special adviser to Governor Rick Snyder on Mass Transit, to offer insight into issues involving his area of expertise. The Assemby looked at problems with mass transit, home foreclosures, health care access, and gun violence. People of faith, clergy, and civic officials from across metro Detroit attended.
Pictured are Mr. Schornack, Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson, and Roberta Habowski, the Mobile Options Project Manager for the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.
Six Oakland County Commissioners took part in the October 10 Leadership Oakland XXIII Economy & Government Session at Oakland IT Auditorium in Waterford. The Seminar was held to raise awareness and better understand the relationship of Government and the Economy, and to become more informed about the activities and resources of Oakland County Government.
Pictured at the front, left to right, are Commissioners Angela River, Nancy Quarles, Craig Covey, Beth Nuccio, Philip Weipert and John Scott. Leadership Oakland Member Sheryl Mitchell is to the right of the podium.
In a proclamation during the October 18 Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioner Mike Bosnic had the honor of congratulating the city of Troy for being recognized as 25 out of 100 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live 2012” series. Bosnic, R-Troy, along with several of his fellow commissioners, stood in front of the board and handed Troy Mayor Janice Daniels a plaque for the city. Troy, with a population of more than 81,000 is Oakland County’s most densely populated city. Yet, it has been ranked safest city in Michigan several times in the past 14 years.
Pictured left to right: Oakland County Commissioner David W. Potts, Troy City Councilmember Dave Henderson, County Commissioner Gary McGillivray, City of Troy Mayor Pro-Tem Maureen McGinniss, City of Troy Mayor Janice Daniels holding the proclamation, Commissioner Mike Bosnic, City Council member Wade Fleming and Commissioner Robert Gosselin.
On Monday, October 22, 2012, (Pictured left to right:) Oakland County Commissioners Mike Bosnic, Robert Gosselin, Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, Road Commissioner for Oakland County Chair Eric Wilson, Oakland County Commissioners Gary McGillivray and David W. Potts presented a check for $248,220 to Mayor Daniels as a part of the Tri Party Fund to be used for road repairs in the city.
Commissioner Helaine Zack Honored Oakland Family Services at the September 20th Board Meeting. 2012 marks the 90th Anniversary of the organization. President and CEO Michael S. Earl accepts the proclamation honoring the organization from Commissioner Zack.
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored their colleague, Commissioner Bill Dwyer, for his fifty years of public service. Commissioner Dwyer began his career in 1962 as a police officer in Detroit, and after 23 years there went on to become the longtime Chief of Police of Farmington Hills, then Chief of Police in Warren. After retiring there several years ago, he was elected in 2010 to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.
Pictured here (left to right) are Board Vice Chair Jeff Matis, Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, Commissioner Dwyer, and Board Chair Michael J. Gingell.
Oakland County Commissioners honored the Oakland County Health Department for its latest accreditation, which enables county Health Care Workers to provide even better, more comprehensive accredited services. Pictured, left to right: Board Chair Michael J. Gingell; Mark Miller, Director, Local Health Services; Michigan Department of Community Health's Jean Chabut, the Deputy Director for Public Health; Michigan Department of Community Health's Kathy Forzley, who is the Manager/Health Officer of the Oakland County Health Division; and George Miller, Director, Oakland County Health and Human Services.
On Friday, August 17, 2012, Oakland County Officials presented the owners of Taste of Love Cupcakes with a proclamation recognizing the Royal Oak based company and its owners as the National Winners of the Food Network’s 2012 Cupcake Wars. Pictured left to right, in Royal Oak: Oakland County Commissioner David Woodward, Taste of Love owners and operators Yolanda Baston and Michelle Brown (holding the proclamation), and Oakland County Commissioner Gary McGillivray.
The Board honored Oakland County's newly crowned beauty queens at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners' meeting on July 18th. Pictured left to right: Oakland County Board Chair Michael J. Gingell, Miss Oakland County Shelby Gardiner, Miss Oakland County Outstanding Teen Vanessa Chambe, and Oakland County Commissioner John A. Scott.
On July 18th, the Board congratulated Miss Michigan Princess Queen Kierra K. Willliams for her achievement and one year reign as the National Michigan Princess Queen, which will come to an end on July 28th. At that time, a new Miss Michigan Princess Queen will ne crowned in Dearborn, Michigan.
Kierra is a Southfield resident and her parents are Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Odgra Williams. She was honored at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners meeting in the Board's Auditorium in Pontiac, Michigan.
Pictured, left to right: Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Mrs. Odgra Williams, mother of Miss Michigan Princess Queen Kierra K. Williams (who is pictured holding the proclamation), along with Commissioners Nancy Quarles, Janet Jackson and Helaine Zack.
On July 18, 2012, members of the Board presented a proclamation honoring County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and his administration's Information Technology team for their outstanding achievement of winning the National Association of Counties' Awards in the Best of Categories for the county's G2G Cloud Solutions, and Second ranking in the nation, for counties with a population of over 500,000, in the 2012 Digital Counties Survey by the Center for Digital Government.
Pictured left to right: Oakland County Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Deputy Executive/Chief Information Officer Phil Bertolini, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett and NAco representative, and Oakland County Chief Information Director Ed Poisson.
Also on July 18, 2012, (pictured left to right) Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Oakland County Clerk/ Register of Deeds Bill Bullard Jr., and Oakland County Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis are shown with the awards Mr. Bullard and his staff received.
Chairman Gingell and Vice Chairman Matis presented a proclamation to Clerk and Register of Deeds Bullard, who received six National Association Counties Awards for his office's innovative services and cutting edge efforts to create transparent, efficient and user friendly services in the Clerk's Office.
County Officials Celebrate 90 & Beyond Birthday of County Residents & Raised Funds to Fight Alzheimers Disease. Members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners attended the 90th and Beyond Birthday Celebration on July 11, 2012 at the Uptown Grille.
Pictured left to right are Oakland County Commissioner Philip J. Weipert, Affinity Health Care Administrator Dr. Jerry Zayid of Affinity Home Care Agency, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad, Affinity Health Care Administrator Chris Zayid, Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett, and Walled Lake Mayor William T. Roberts.
Members of the Commission presented a proclamation at the event to Affinity representatives recognizing the agency’s service and fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Association. (Photo credit Nina Paletta)
Members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners attend the 90th and Beyond Birthday Celebration on July 11, 2012 at the Uptown Grille.
Pictured left to right are Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad, Walled Lake Mayor William T. Roberts and Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett with the oldest person at the 90 and Beyond Birthday Celebration hosted by Affinity Health Care Agency, Inc., 102-year-old Gwen Banghart. This event also raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. (Photo credit Nina Paletta)
Pictured left to right at the 10th Annual Diversity Conference are Oakland County Commissioner Angela River, event speaker Oakland University Director of the Department of the College Programs Reginald McCloud and Debra Ehrmann, VP of La Familia Multicultural Center at the Conference.
The event was presented by the Oakland County Employment Diversity Council and sponsored by Michigan Works Oakland. The conference was held July 12th, 2012 at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint in Pontiac, Michigan.
Pictured left to right at the 10th Annual Diversity Conference are Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, event speaker, author, Forbeswoman.com columnist, and Auburn Hills City Councilmember Anne Doyle and Oakland County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett sharing a moment with Ms. Doyle, who wrote “Powering Up-From Achiever to Leader”.