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2013 Board of Commissioners Photo Gallery

Your Oakland County Commissioners at Work for You

  

 
On December 12, 2013, members of the Board presented a proclamation to Bill Proctor for his more than 30 years of outstanding investigative reporting. In front left to right: Oakland County Commissioners Marcia Gershenson, former Channel 7 Action News Investigative Reporter Bill Proctor and Commissioner Shelley Taub and in back left to right: Oakland County Commissioner Bill Dwyer and Board Chairman Jeff Matis.
 



Pictured left to right in (front): Oakland County Commissioners Marcia Gershenson, Christine Long, Mattie Hatchett, Oakland Press Executive Editor Glenn Gilbert and in back Oakland County Commissioner John A. Scott and Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis. Gilbert was honored for his outstanding service to the community and more than 45 year career in journalism at the Board Meeting on December 12, 2013.


 

 

 Pictured left-right (front): Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub, Oakland County Retiree Board Member Doug Williams holding proclamation,  Oakland County Commissioner Kathy S. Crawford,  (back) Commissioner Thomas F. Middleton and Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis. Williams was honored at the Board Meeting on December 12, 2013,  for his outstanding years of service on the retirement board of which he retired from in August of 2013 after decades of service and involvement.


 


On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Commissioner  Robert Hoffman, who serves as the Solid Waste Planning Committee Chairperson (pictured in the center), held his first meeting of the committee at the Executive Office Building  in Waterford. Pictured left to right are the Solid Waste General Public Representative Steven Balagna and Solid Waste Planning Committee Vice Chairman Robert DePalma.



On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Commissioners from Southeast Michigan attended the Southeast Michigan Regional Summit in Ann Arbor to examine the theme of Green Economic Development, Green Jobs. Commissioners pictured (from left to right) Dave Woodward, Oakland; Alisha Bell, Wayne County Board of Commissioners' Vice Chairperson; Tom Middleton, Oakland; Mattie Hatchett, Oakland; Andy LaBarre, Washtenaw; Yousef Rabhi, Washtenaw Board of Commissioners Chairperson; Nancy Quarles, Oakland; Peter Adriaens, keynote speaker / University of Michigan Professor; Conany Smith, Washtenaw; Helaine Zack, Oakland; and Toni Moceri, Macomb.

 


 



On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners recognized the 60th Anniversary of Oakland County Youth Assistance. Pictured from left to right are Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Commissioner Shelley G. Taub, Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray, Mary Schusterbauer, Chief of OCYA; Jon Bird, Advisory Member, Oakland County Youth Assistance Coordinating Council and Madison Heights Youth Assistance Volunteer; Leonette Ciepielowski, Vice Chair, Oakland County Youth Assistance Coordinating Council and Troy Youth Assistance Volunteer; John Dalton, Chairperson, Oakland County Youth Assistance Coordinating Council.


 

 
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners recognized Ann Russell in honor of her 36 year career in Corrections and her retirement as a Corrections Administrator for the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Pictured left to right are Commissioner Shelley G. Taub, Major Charles Snarey,  Retiring Oakland County Corrections Administrator Ann Russell, Undersherrif Michael McCabe, and Commissioner Helaine Zack.


 



On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored posthumously the late Board Chairman Roy E. Rewold. Pictured left to right are Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Commissioner Shelley G. Taub,   the late Roy Rewold's wife, Beverly, and son, Frank Rewold holding the proclamation, and Oakland County Vice Chairman Jeff Matis. The proclamation commerated Mr. Rewold’s legacy as a Board leader and businessman in Oakland County.  Frank Rewold spoke on how much his late father, Roy Rewold, loved the county and how his dad would say that he taught L. Brooks Patterson everything he knows. Mr. Rewold passed on October 2, 2013.


 

 

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson with a special recognition. He was honored for 20 years of successful financial management of the county budget and his partnership with the County Commissioners.The Board also recognized his national honor of being named one of nine 2013 Public Officials of the Year, by the national publication, Governing Magazine. Pictured left to right are Commissioner Maricia Gershenson, Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, and Vice Chairman Jeff Matis.

 


 

 

 On October 30, 2013, Bill and Maria Roberts of Roberts Restaurant Group, were honored by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners for their service to the community. Pictured left to right are Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, Commissioner Dave Woodward, Commissioner Shelley G. Taub, Maria Roberts, Bill Roberts, and Commissioner Bill Dwyer.  


 

 

Erica Coulston from Walk The Line to SCI Recovery, and her husband Ira Coulston, attended the Board Meeting on October 30th with Leadership Oakland, http://www.leadershipoakland.com. Pictured with Commissioner Marcia Gershenson and Commissioner Shelley G. Taub.


 

 

 
 
On October 17, 2013, Oakland County Officials welcomed speakers from HAVEN, a non-profit organization that provides intervention and prevention services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. HAVEN’s CEO/President Beth Morrison and a domestic violence survivor Susan addressed the full Board of Commissioners. A special recognition was presented by Oakland County Commissioner Helaine Zack in observance of the month to HAVEN’s speaker.Pictured left-right, HAVEN CEO Beth Morrison, Survivor Susan and Commissioner Helaine Zack.
 

 

On October 17,  Oakland County Officials honored Brian Kitchin an Oakland County Children’s Village Youth Specialist, who was awarded the 2013 Detention Youth Care Worker of the Year by the Michigan Juvenile Detention Association.
A proclamation was presented by Chairman Mike Gingell and Commissioner Thomas F. Middleton.  Pictured Left-Right Chairman Gingell, Commissioner Middleton,  George J. Miller, Jr.,Director, Department of Health & Human Services, Brian Kitchin, Boban Ristovski, Program Supervisor for Childrens Village, Jody Overall, Manager for Childrens Village, and Greg Alessi, Childrens Village Administrator.


On October 11, 2013, Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Novi, Michigan, was presented a proclamation by  Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners in recognition of the company employing workers with all levels of abilities. Pictured left to right Carrabba's Proprietor Jeff Wilks, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Carrabba's employee Caryn, Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, Commissioner Bill Dwyer.

 


 

 

 
On October 2, 2013, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners recognized 2013 Miss Oakland Makayla McCoskey and Miss Oakland Outstanding Teen Brooklynn Lambert. Pictured Left to Right Commissioner John Scott, Commissioner Janet Jackson, Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, Miss Oakland Makayla McCoskey, Miss Teen Oakland Brooklynn Lambert, Commissioner Bill Dwyer, Commissioner Philip Weipert. 
 
On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Cheryl Chodun  was honored for her more than 35-year career which began as a freelance writer for numerous media outlets including the Southfield Eccentric. She was a news reporter for WCXI and WWJ radio stations and WXYZ-TV 7 Action News. She retired from Action News Channel  7 in July. Members of the Board of Commissioners honored her at the October 2nd Board meeting. Pictured left to right: Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Commissioner Helaine Zack, Cheryl Chodun and Commissioner Bill Dwyer.

 


 

 
On September 22nd Oakland County Youth Assistance celebrated  60 years with a 4k "Walk on the Wild Side" and birthday bash picnic at Independence Oaks County Park. Pictured Left-Right, Mary Schusterbauer, Chief of OCYA;  Judge Elizabeth M. Pezzetti, Commissioner Shelley G. Taub, Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray and Mike Boyd Independence Oaks Park Supervisor.


 
  
On September 19th Commissioner Mike Bosnic presented a check for $400 that was won from the Count Your Steps challenge to the President of the Clawson-Troy Optimist Club. Pictured left to right Commissioner Phil Weipert, Commissioner John A. Scott,  Rocco Romano,  Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, and Commissioner Mike Bosnic who each participated in the challenge.

 


 

 

On September 10, 2013 Oakland County Commissioners attended a benefit for HAVEN. Pictured from left to right Commissioner Janet Jackson, Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Beth Morrison, President and CEO of Haven, and Commissioner Mike Bosnic.

 
 

 

On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Oakland County Commissioner Kathy Crawford presented a proclamation to the Area on Aging AAA-1B, in honor of Senior Center Month which is declared for September. The proclamation highlighted the important role that senior centers throughout Oakland County play in creating a living-well environment for area seniors which enhances the quality of life throughout the county. For more information on National Senior Center Month go to www.NCOA.org. For local senior services contact your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-852-7795 or Oakland County Senior Citizen Services Coordinator at 248-941-5870.
Pictured left to right, Tina Abbate Marzolf, Chief Executive Officer of AAA 1-B; Commissioner Kathy Crawford, George J. Miller, Jr.,Director, Department of Health & Human Services.

 


On August 29, 2013, Oakland County Commissioner Bill Dwyer joined by Commissioner Marcia Gershenson honored the 45-year career of former Farmington Hills Fire Department District Chief Robert E. Rebtoy, who recently retired from the Fire Department.  He has the distinction of having a Fire Station named in this honor and has won numerous awards throughout his career.
Pictured left to right, Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, Leslie Rebtoy, Chief Robert E. Rebtoy, Commissioner Bill Dwyer.  

 


 

 
Thursday, August 29, 2013, a special recognition was presented to Andy Didorosi of the Detroit Bus Company for his generous donation of air condition systems to keep the animals in the Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adopt Center cool. He was presented with the special recognition by Oakland County Director of Public Services Mark Newman, the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center Manager Bob Gatt and Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Michael J. Gingell.

Pictured left to right; Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Joanie Toole, administrative supervisor with Oakland County Animal Control; Andy Didorosi, president of the Detroit Bus Company; Commissioner Helaine Zack, Mark Newman Oakland County Director of Public Services and Bob Gatt Manager of Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adopt Center.

For information on volunteering with the Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center click here or call 248-391-6286

 


 

On August 29, 2013, Oakland County Commissioner Mike Bosnic, along with Commissioners Robert Gosselin and Gary McGillivray, honored retired Judge Dennis Drury for his community service, professionalism and 29-year career in the court system. Judge Drury’s innovative Drug Treatment Court program has helped to shape lives through rehabilitation. Judge Drury is known as the “Drug Judge” for his outstanding work.
Pictured left to right, Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray, Judge Dennis Drury, Commissioner Mike Bosnic, B.O.C. Administrative Director Jim VerPloeg and Commissioner Robert Gosselin.
 

 
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson hosted an informational meeting on the Affordable Health Care Act, to teach residents how to navigate the new health care system which allows residents to compare, price and shop for an insurance plan that works for them individually, enrollment will begin October 1st. The first informational meeting was held in the Costick Center, in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and the next meeting will be held on September 18th at 7pm in the West Bloomfield Township Offices, located at 4550 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield. For more information contact Enroll America at 734-945-1717 www.GetCoveredAmerica.org
 
Pictured Above is Commissioner Marcia Gershenson with Farmington Hills resident Mr. Ron Gulette. 

 

Sunday August 25, 2013, Commissioner Runestad attended the White Lake Police Open House. Pictured left to right, Representative Eileen Kowall, Police Chief Ed Harris, Commissioner Runestad and Senator Mike Kowall.

 
On Tuesday August 20, 2013, Commissioners attended the MAC Regional Summit. Pictured Left to Right; Heaster Wheeler, Assistant CEO, Wayne County; Commissioner Mattie Hatchett, outgoing President of MAC; Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray (back), Commissioner Thomas F. Middleton, William Anderson, SEMCOG (back); Commissioner Kathy Crawford, Commissioner Shelley G. Taub, Jean Holtz, Commissioner Michael Spisz, Tenisha Yancey, Government Relations Executive and Community Outreach Coordinator for Wayne County; Commissioner Philip Weipert.

 


 

 

The Oakland County Art Institute Authority met Tuesday, August 20, 2013, to discuss the DIA Art Collection as it relates to Detroit's Bankruptcy. Pictured above is Authority Chair Thomas Guastello, President of Center Management in
Birmingham and a practicing attorney. Read Resolution here

 


 


On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners presented the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair with a proclamation. Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell presented the proclamation on behalf of Oakland County Commissioner Kathy Crawford. Pictured left to right are: Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Vice President Sr. Marketing Manager Mary Jane Nowak, the Suburban Collection Showplace President and Owner Blair Bowman,  Agriculture/Livestock Directors Jackie Scramlin and LC Scramlin.

 


 

 

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the Older Person’s Commission was honored for its 30th Anniversary and outstanding service to seniors in the Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township area.Pictured left to right are: 75 Oakland County Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, OPC Board Chairman Dr. Pierre Atallah, OPC Executive Director Marye Miller, Oakland County Board of Commissioners Robert Gosselin and Michael Spisz

 


 
 
 On July 21, Oakland County was honored at the NACo Award Luncheon held at the NACo 2013 Annual Conference in Ft. Worth Texas. Commissioners Shelley G. Taub and Mattie Hatchett were presented with the 2013 National County Government Month Award honoring Oakland County for Youth in Government Day, in participation with National County Government Month. NACo officers left to right are: Riki Hokama, Linda Langston, Chris Rodgers, and Lenny Eliason.  

 
On July 17, Oakland County Commissioners Jim Runestad and Marcia Gershenson honored Ed Mamou, owner of The Root restaurant in White Lake; and Executive Chef James Rigato for creating an exceptional restaurant and bar with a fine dining experience.

 

 

On July 10, 2013,Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson presented awards to the record number of Main Street communities that have received accreditation from the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, for their preservation-based economic revitalization. Pictured above are Melissa Dashevich, Executive Director of the Charter Township of Highland Downtown Development Authority, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Oakland County Commissioner Bob Hoffman.

Awards were presented to the following communities:
Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Highland, Holly, Lake Orion, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester along with two new members, Lathrup Village and Oak Park.

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Pictured left to right are Oakland County Commissioners John A. Scott and Oakland County Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis celebrating with the  220 Emerging Sectors Companies honored by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in recognition of the total investment milestone  of $2.5 Billion. Members of the Board in attendance included Oakland County Commissioners Kathy S. Crawford and Jim Runestad who shared in the celebration of the milestone along with over 700 people in attendance at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

 
 


Pictured left to right: John Stange Supervisor for the WRC George W. Kuhn Treatment Basin, Oakland County Commissioner Gary McGillivray and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash at the GWK Treatment Basin in Madison Heights, Michigan during a tour of the treatment basin on June 15th in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the George W. Kuhn Treatment Basin in  Madison Heights.

 

On June 13, 2013, Commissioner Crawford and Vice Chairman Matis presented a proclamation to Krithika Swaminathan and read a congratulatory letter from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson for winning the AP Siemens Award. Pictured left to right Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Swaminathan Gopalswamy (parent), Krithika Swaminathan, Commissioner Kathy S. Crawford, Malini Swaminathan(parent)and Novi School Board President Dennis O’ Connor in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium.

 


On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners recognized National Missing Children’s Day on May 25th, by presenting a proclamation honoring the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and recognizing the following organizations including the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the Masonic Order of Berkley and TEAM HOPE for their efforts on behalf of missing children.
Pictured from left to right Commissioner Nancy Quarles, Officer Charles E. Fonseca of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement, Commissioner Helaine Zack and Commissioner Janet Jackson.

 



On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored Oakland County Sheriff’s Captain Henry C. Wallace for his 41 years of service to the county in recognition of his retirement from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. Captain Wallace has the distinction of being the first African American to be promoted to the rank of Police Captain in the entire State of Michigan. He was also one of only eight African American men to be hired to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department in 1971. Pictured from left to right Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Captain Henry C. Wallace, Oakland County Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis.


 

 
May 22, 2013 The Road Commission of Oakland County was honored for their 100 year anniversary. Pictured left to right Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, RCOC Vice Chairman Rob Folkes, RCOC Commissioner Eric S. Wilson. RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian, Oakland County Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis and RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar.

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May 9, 2013 Oakland County Commissioner Mattie Hatchett and Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell honor Malkia Newman for the work she does educating residents on numerous mental health issues. Newman works as a community educator for the Community Network Services Anti-Stigma Program.

 


 


April 23, 2013, pictured left to right Judge Charles Goerdet, Commissioner Gary McGillivray, Dan Stencil and Andy McGillivray along with the Ferndale High School Earth Club at the “Spring Clean Up”,  at the Red Oaks Nature Center in the George Suarez Woods.

 

 


  


April 22, 2013 high school students from all over Oakland County came to participate in Youth in Government Day. An Annual event held during National County Government Month. Students learned first-hand about the political process and met with their local county officials.

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April 21, 2013 Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell along with students Kyle Seymore and Tyler Logan were interviewed by Tara Edwards about Youth in Government Day during WXYZ Channel 7's morning show. 


 


April 18, 2013 News Conference for Coast2Coast RX discount prescription card available to all residents of Michigan at www.coast2coastrx.com Pictured Marty Dettlbach of Coast2Coast RX, Commissioner Jim Runestad, Commissioner Philip Weipert and Chairman Michael J. Gingell 
  


 
April 17th 2013, Corporation Counsel Judy Cunningham honored for years of service with Oakland County. Pictured with Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Vic Chairman Jeff Matis and Commissioners Marcia Gershenson and Shelley G. Taub.


 

 
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners along with the Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica R. Cooper and Commissioner Jim Runestad presented the 2013 Crime Victims Services Distinction Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services which was awarded to Tricia R. Dare, Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Special Victims Section Leader and Megan Wibman, the Social Program Director for HAVEN. Pictured left to right: in back Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad, Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, in front: Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica R. Cooper, Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Special Victims Section Leader Tricia R. Dare and Megan Wibman, the Social Program Director for HAVEN.


 
 
 
April 23, 2013 - Law enforcement officials spoke at the Public Services Committee on gun laws. Chris Hawkins, Michigan State Police (left) Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney and Daniel Roberts, Chief of Police Franklin-Bingham Farms

 Public Services Committee Chairman Bill Dwyer and Commissioner Marcia Gershenson are continuing their bipartisan effort to Examine How Oakland County Citizens Are Protected From Gun Violence. Commissioner Dwyer, who is a former Police Chief and Commissioner Marcia Gershenson, who is a former teacher, have outlined a five-part informational series, which features panelists from different organizations to get multiple viewpoints.

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Commissioner John A. Scott welcomes everyone to the Women in Leadership Summit on March 28, 2013. pictured with Chairperson of the Oakland County Human Resources Department, R. Frank Russell.


    
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Commissioner John A. Scott poses with panelists at the 11th annual Women in Leadership Summit, Janet E Howard (left)Deputy Director of Michigan's Workforce Development Agency, Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson Chairperson of MAPAAC, Commissioner John A. Scott, Lauren Hicks Barton Chief Physician, Corporate Medical Operations, Chrysler LLC, and Gabriela Ramirez-Darris, Hispanic Initiative Coordinator of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.
 

 
Thursday, March 21, 2013- In recognition of March as Parent Awareness Month, Oakland County Chairman Michael J. Gingell honored Michigan’s Foster Parents of the Year, Lake Orion’s Judy Wright and John Wright (posthumously). Pictured from left to right, Nancy Robertson, supervisor for Ennis Center, Casey Wright, Callie Nelson Jayden's adoptive mom, Judy Wright, Jayden and Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell.
 
 

 

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Commissioners Mattie M. Hatchett, Thomas F. Middleton and John A. Scott honor Francile Anderson (pictured here with her son Russell on her left) for her life-long contributions to Oakland County as part of the Board’s recognition of Women’s History Month

 
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 March 6, 2013- Commissioner John A. Scott and Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, presented proclamations to Eagle Scouts, Blake Cameron Haines, Alexandre Mallebay-Vacquer and D.L. Graham, Jr., honoring their achievements as the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America Program, which is the highest distinction that can be bestowed upon a scout that is based on citizenship, character and personal fitness. 


 

March 6, 2013- Commissioner Hoffman addressed the Board to present a proclamation to Boy Scout Jonathon Kunnert honoring his courageous act of heroism for providing first aid to an elderly neighbor and exhibiting his extraordinary character and selfless attitude in such a potentially fatal situation.
 

 
 

March 6, 2013- Commissioner Scott addressed the Board to present a proclamation to Diane Ward C.E.O. – Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of Red Cross; Deborah Macon, Board Chairman – Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of Red Cross; Jim Basin, Board Chairman – Southeastern Michigan of the Regional Chapter; Victoria Steward, Volunteers – Southeastern Michigan of the Regional Chapter; Frank Roache, Chairperson of Faith Based Work group for Blood Services; and Farris Riley, Regional Chief Executive – Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of Red Cross designating March 2013 as "American Red Cross Month" in Oakland County honoring the American Red Cross for its reflection of the humanitarian and volunteer spirit of the American people and its noble lifesaving mission.


    

 
March 6, 2013- Commissioner John A. Scott addressed the Board to present a proclamation to Oakland County Youth Assistance, Oakland Schools and the Great Start Collaborative designating March 2013 as "Parenting Awareness Month" an initiative that focuses on the timeless efforts and vital importance that positive parenting plays in development of children. From left to right, Commissioner John A. Scott, Mary Schusterbauer, Chief of Oakland Youth Assistance, Rosemary Spatafora, Chair of Youth Assistance Family Ed Advisory Committee and Member of Great Start Collaborative, Melanie Torbert, treasurer of Youth Assistance Coordinating Council, Donna Lackie, Oakland Schools Early Childhood Consultant.
 

 


Monday, February 4 2013- Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, to honor civil rights legend Rosa Parks and witness the unveiling of a postage stamp in her honor.
 
 

 
  

On January 23, 2013, Members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Honor Delta Sigma Theta Sorority by hosting a special reception and presenting the Southfield and Pontiac –Chapters with a proclamation. Pictured left to right, Southfield Delta Chapter President Marcia Gamble Griffin, Oakland County Commissioner Nancy L. Quarles,  and Pontiac Delta President Valerie Reese at a special reception hosted by the Board of Commissioners.
   
 



In front, Oakland County Commissioner  Helaine Zack to left and Commissioner Jackson to the far right join with the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta as they are honored in recognition of the sorority’s 100th anniversary receive proclamations Southfield Delta Chapter President Marcia Gamble Griffin,  and  Pontiac Delta President Valerie Reese  holding proclamations.

 
On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Oakland County Board Chairman Mike Gingell, Fox 2’s Al Allen, Commissioner Marcia Gershenson in back, Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Commissioner Bill Dwyer, WXYZ’s Diana Lewis, Oakland County Commissioner Janet Jackson present honors to legendary broadcasters recognizing their extraordinary careers and community service.
 
 

 
 
 
FOX 2’s Al Allen, in Back Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Mike Gingell, WXYZ TV-7’s Diana Lewis, Oakland County Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Janet Jackson, and Marcia Gershenson.
 

 
 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013- Oakland County Commissioners Bill Dwyer and Marcia Gershenson joined with West Bloomfield Police Chief Michael Patton to announce the proposed formation of a study group that would study the gun registration process, especially as it relates to mental health.
 

 
 
 
 
January 9, 2013 Commissioner Inauguration. Pictured left to right are the New 2013-2014 Oakland County Board of Commissioners: Top Row: Commissioners David Woodward, Philip J. Weipert, Michael Spisz,  Mike Bosnic, John A. Scott, Gary McGillivray, and Jim Runestad.
Middle Row: Commissioners Bob Hoffman, Janet Jackson, Bill Dwyer, Mattie McKinney Hatchett, Robert Gosselin, Christine Long
Bottom Row: Thomas F. Middleton, Shelley Goodman Taub, Marcia Gershenson, Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell, Kathy S. Crawford and Helaine Zack. Not pictured: Nancy Quarles. 

 

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