Main Street Advisory Board

The Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board was established by the Oakland County Executive. It supports and advocates for Main Street Oakland County by annually evaluating the program, upholding the National Main Street Program trademark, helping to establish program priorities, serving on committees, raising funds, selecting new MSOC communities, and promoting MSOC and other traditional downtowns throughout Oakland County. The board advises the MSOC program coordinator and staff, including the County Executive.

For questions about the board or for more information about Main Street Oakland County, please contact Principal Planner John Bry at bryj@oakgov.com.

​Jill Bahm, AICP

Partner, Giffels Webster
 
Jill Bahm She received a Bachelor of Arts in communications/English and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Michigan.

Bahm has worked in both the public and private sector, as a Downtown Development Authority director, city planner, and real estate marketing professional. Her professional interests include economic development, recreation planning, historic preservation, community participation and organizational development.

Bahm serves on the Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board and the Michigan Association of Planning’s Information and Education Committee. She was one of the co-authors of the American Planning Association’s 2014 Aging in Community Policy Guide.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Lon Bone

Vice-President, Employer Group Development
 
Lon Bone
Lon Bone retired in 2017 from Genisys Credit Union after 42 years of service and commitment to the credit union industry. He was involved in the credit union movement locally, statewide and on a national level with emphasis in governmental affairs.

Bone served on the board of directors for the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL), was a trustee for the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), and on the executive committee of the Oakland County Chapter of Credit Unions.
Some of his career highlights came as the chairman of the MCUL and CULAC governmental affairs committees fundraising for state and federal lobbying political action committees.

He is active in the Pontiac Promise Zone, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA), CENTURO Multicultural La Familia, United Way and Boy Scouts of America. Bone’s primary goal while serving on the Main Street board is to focus on downtown communities where people want to live, work and grow their businesses.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Ms. Eddie Delbridge

Principal, The Draft Board
 
Ms. Eddie Delbridge
Eddie Delbridge is the owner of The Draft Board, a creative marketing firm, providing business development, corporate image, event and project management.

A graduate of Lawrence Technological University with focus on space planning and design, she worked for a major A/E firm in the Detroit market. Her professional career includes business and chamber of commerce development, and she is a founding member of the Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board.

Her major interest with MSOC is in the preservation of Oakland County downtowns and as an advocate for supporting local business.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Gerard (Jerry) Dettloff C.M.S.M

Founder and Principal, Downtown Management Strategies
 
Jerry Dettloff
Jerry Dettloff is the founder and principal of Downtown Management Strategies, a consulting firm that specializes in developing and facilitating downtown revitalization efforts for municipalities, downtown business organizations and private sector developers.

He has 32 years of work experience in economic and community development specifically in business retention and recruitment, marketing and promotions, public-private partnership building, volunteer recruitment, strategic planning, new business development, Main Street Oakland County, and advocacy at the federal, state and local levels.

Before starting this firm, he was downtown manager for the city of Royal Oak for six years and economic development director for the city of Hamtramck for 15 years.

Dettloff is a member of the Rochester Hills Planning Commission, the Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board, the Oakland County Business Roundtable Quality of Life Committee and the International Council of Shopping Centers State Committee. He has been a member and is past chairman of the Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board since its inception in 2007. He maintains his membership on the board because of his passion and belief in the Main Street philosophy as one of the best and most effective economic development and preservation tools in existence.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Michael Diedrich

Asset Manager, Preservation Housing Partners
 
Michael Diedrich
Michael Diedrich is an asset manager for Preservation Housing Partners (PHP), a national nonprofit affordable housing developer. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in public administration from Oakland University.

Diedrich specializes in affordable housing development and rehabilitation. His areas of expertise include tax credit development, section 8 properties, senior housing, veterans housing and low-income housing. He has experience in real estate development, budgeting, business development and financial analysis.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Laura Krizov

Michigan Main Street Manager, Lansing MI
 
Laura Krizov
Laura Krizov is manager of the Michigan Main Street Center and has worked for the state of Michigan for more than 20 years. She served on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s CATeam, where she assisted communities in the revitalization process, including handling brownfield projects, packaging community development block grant incentives and providing technical assistance.

For the past 15 years, Krizov has been a vital part of the Michigan Main Street Program, providing training to communities and elevating the program to its current status. Krizov has worked with the current Main Street Oakland County communities and oversees the members of the Michigan Main Street staff.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Tad Krear

Principal, Land Design Studio
 
Tad KrearTad Krear is the owner of Land Design Studio, established in 1996, which provides professional landscape architecture and land planning services to both public and private sector clients. He has significant experience working with various Main Street Oakland County communities, along with downtown organizations throughout Michigan and the Midwest. His primary goal while serving on the board is sharing his design expertise, experiences and lessons learned with Main Street Oakland County communities and small towns.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Nelson Lagerbohm

Market Manager, First Vice President, Flagstar Bank
 
Nelson Lagerbohm
Nelson Lagerbohm is a market manager, first vice president at Flagstar Bank and has a passion in talent development and working with small businesses. He came to Oakland County from Espoo, Finland in 1996. He graduated from Oakland University’s School of Business Administration with a degree in finance and began his career in banking in 2001. He is a veteran of the Finnish Army and was a member of the OU Golden Grizzlies men’s soccer team.

Lagerbohm is excited to help the downtowns in Oakland County. His primary goal on the board is helping member communities maximize their economic potential by acting as a resource and sharing his expertise in business banking and credit. 

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Madhu Oberoi

Realtor, Real Estate One
 
Madhu Oberoi
Madhu Oberoi is a licensed real estate agent with Real Estate One. Her background and education is in architecture, urban design and planning, with expertise in planning, design and development. She worked in the public sector as economic development director for Farmington Hills, executive DDA director and economic development director for Lincoln Park, and planning director for Pontiac. She understands the challenges and long-term effects of planning decisions made today.
 
Oberoi’s passion for historic preservation, vibrant downtowns and the Main Street Oakland County program as an economic development tool are the reasons for her involvement with the Main Street Advisory Board. She has applied the Main Street four appoint approach during her tenure as DDA director and can vouch for its success.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Jennifer L. Radcliff

Principal, Preservation Advantage
 
Jennifer RadcliffJennifer L. Radcliff and her husband own a home and a commercial rental property on Main Street in Clarkston’s historic district. She was key to the Village of Clarkston historic district being placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and has utilized resulting federal tax credits to restore and maintain her commercial building.

For years she has been involved with building support for historic preservation organizations in Michigan’s towns, working first with Clarkston neighbors to create a local historic district. Radcliff’s belief that preservation of cultural heritage begins with grassroots determination still forms the base of her ongoing work. She has served Main Street Oakland County since its inception and continues to promote the practical connection between Oakland County’s traditional downtowns and preservation principles.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Ellen Thackery

Deputy Executive Director, Michigan Historic Preservation Network
 Ellen Thackaery
Ellen Thackery is deputy executive director at the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. In this role, she assists the executive director with strategic planning and coordination of the organization’s programs, projects and policy positions.

From 2004 to 2017, Thackery facilitated educational programs and provided preservation information, technical assistance, and advocacy assistance to residents, non-profit organizations, and local governments as MHPN’s southeast Michigan field representative. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in historic preservation from Ball State University in Indiana.

Thackery’s primary goals while serving on the board are to share historic preservation strategies with communities and to help connect communities facing similar challenges and projects.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

​Madonna van Fossen

Oakland County Ombudsman, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)
 
Madonna van FossenMadonna van Fossen is liaison for SMART to all Oakland County communities, governing bodies, organizations, governmental agencies and residents. She is a resource of information regarding the regional public transportation services SMART provides throughout southeast Michigan. She also serves/has served on the following boards and committees:

  • Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board
  • MI CareerQuest SE Executive Planning Committee
  • Oakland County Business Roundtable Economic Development and Transportation Committees
  • Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Coalition Transportation Taskforce,
  • Michigan Works! Taskforce and Review Committee,
  • Troy Medi-Go Plus board of directors
  • Invest Health Pontiac Team

van Fossen is the mother of four children and has four grandchildren. Her primary goal on the board is to educate communities and public officials within southeast Michigan about the many benefits the program brings.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.

 

Linda Zabik

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Genysis Credit Union
 

Linda Zabik

Linda Zabik has been with Genysis Credit Union for 21 years and is manager of corporate social responsibility. In this role, she secures and coordinates all Genisys Credit Union community involvement within 28 communities, along with all regional and Making A Difference programs sponsored by Genisys. She worked for Boy Scouts of America for 24 years, prior to joining to Genisys Credit Union.

Zabik is very active in the community and serves on several boards and committees, including: Oakland University/ Pontiac School Parent University, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, Lighthouse of Oakland County where she has been the project manager for the Holiday Extravaganza since 2000, Waterford Parks and Recreation board of directors, co-chairperson OLHSA Walk for Warmth, and treasurer/board member of the Woodward Avenue Action Association.

Her primary goal while serving on the board is to assist in collaborations to leverage the goals and mission of the Main Street Oakland County program.

The information presented here was accurate as of July 25, 2019.