Oakland County, Michigan/County Executive/Robert J. Daddow, Deputy Oakland County Executive

Robert J. Daddow, Deputy Oakland County Executive

Robert J. DaddowOakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson appointed Robert J. Daddow as Deputy County Executive for Oakland County in October 2000.

Professional Activities:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Board of Scholars -- Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Oakland County Achievements:

  • Director of the Department of Management and Budget (January 1993 to September 2000)
  • Temporary Acting Director of the Department of Information Technology
  • Resolution of a $24 million operating short-fall in fiscal year 1993 and proposed 1994 operating budget
  • Development of Community Corrections Program
  • Community Mental Health transition from shared management services model to full management in 1993
  • Involved in roughly a dozen areas of privatization, saving the county no less than $2.5 million annually
  • During the 1990s, participated in the county receiving awards for its annual financial report, budgeting processes, and popular report -- one of only a few governmental entities in the State to receive all three awards
  • Strategically designed, implemented and operated various major computer projects in Oakland County, including, but not limited to:
    • OAKNet (400-mile fiber optic network connecting the county with cities, villages and townships)
    • CLEMIS--the largest law enforcement consortium in the nation, involving roughly 140 police and fire departments in a six-county region
    • Fire Records Management System (28 fire departments in a consortium)
    • Emergency Management Unit/Homeland Security
    • Geographic Information Systems for county and cities, villages and townships.
    • eCommerce


Mr. Daddow received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He began his career in 1974 working at Ernst & Young until 1991, where he was the partner in charge of the southeastern Michigan government practice. He briefly also worked as an independent contractor for Gordon & Company, CPAs in 1992.

Contact Information:
Executive Office Building - 41 West
2100 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, Michigan,USA, 48328-2735
Phone: 248-858-1650