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Your Oakland County Commissioners at Work for You

On February 8, 2014, Commissioners Janet Jackson and Gary McGillivray participated in the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency’s 24th annual Walk for Warmth at Great Lakes Crossing. Funds raised will be used by the Community Action Agency for emergency utility assistance for families who would otherwise have their heat turned off. Commissioner McGillivray also serves on the OHLSA Board.


On February 6, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners welcomed Attorney General Bill Schuette to speak on the issue of Human Trafficking. Attorney General Bill Schuette collaborated with the state legislature to create the Michigan Commission on Human Trafficking with the goals of assessing the threat human trafficking poses to Michigan residents and developing policy recommendations to promote its exposure and  prevention.


Oakland County Commissioners Robert Hoffman and Philip Weipert honored Coach Cindy Tesolin of the Milford Equestrian Team on Thursday, February 6, 2014, with a Proclamation.  Tesolin has dedicated her life and talent to empowering young people through competitive sports.  She participated on the first high school equestrian team in the country at Milford High established in 1972. 

On Wednesday February 6, 2014, Oakland County Commissioner Michael Gingell joined with members of the newly formed bi-partisan study group requesting transparency of the Detroit Water & Sewer Department, to hold a press conference. The study group is led by Commissioner Robert Gosselin and includes in its members Commissioner Gary R. McGillivray, Dave Woodward, Mattie McKinney Hatchett, Shelley G. Taub, and Mike Bosnic.  


On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored the late Judge Michael Martone for his years of outstanding service on the bench in the 52-4 District Court. He served the Clawson and Troy communities with great the distinction and was champion for young people.
Pictured are the Martone Family with Oakland County Commissioners Mike Bosnic and Robert Gosselin. The late Judge Michael Martone’s wife, Martha Rose Martone, is holding the proclamation that was presented and she was accompanied by her two sons, pictured left to right in the back, Jamie  Martone, Commissioner Mike Bosnic, Jon Martone and Commissioner Robert Gosselin, along with friends. Not pictured, Judge Martone’s sister, who was in attendance.

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Citizens for a Fair Ferndale for their years of commitment to building a beloved community through civic and social engagement with the formation of the Good Neighbors Project. Pictured left to right are, City Council Person Greg Pawlica, Helen Weber, Mary Schusterbauer, Citizen for a Fair Ferndale Chair Kathryn Bruner James, Commissioner Helaine Zack, JoAnne Hite, and Frank O'Donnell.


Oakland County Commissioners recognize the Teacher of the Year at the Waterford Foundation for Public Education event , which was held Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Overtime in Waterford, Michigan
Pictured left to right: Waterford Kettering High School Teacher Brian Wilson, Oakland County Commissioner Thomas F. Middleton reading the proclamation with Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad standing  before they present the proclamation honoring Brian Wilson. Wilson was selected as Teacher of the Year by the Waterford Foundation for Public Education for his exception teaching ability and dedication in the classroom. He excellence in teaching has garnered him much praise from peers and students alike at Kettering High School, where he teaches.