Release Date: 7/7/2013 8:00 PM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Contact Phone: 248-858-1048
|Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will hold a news conference to announce that a record number of Main Street Oakland County communities have received accreditation for 2012 from the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. |
The 10 Oakland County downtown communities to receive national accreditation are: Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Highland, Holly, Lake Orion, Oxford, Ortonville, Pontiac and Rochester. Each accredited community received a score of 10 out of 10 on their 2012 national evaluations. During the news conference, Patterson will also acknowledge two communities that joined MSOC over the past winter as associate members: Oak Park and Lathrup Village.
He will be joined by representatives from the 10 accredited communities and the two new associate member communities. He also will be accompanied by representatives from Oakland County’s Economic Development & Community Affairs Department. Members of the Clawson High School orchestra, cheerleaders and a baton twirler will perform prior to the news conference.
MSOC is Oakland County’s unique economic development program with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on "sense of place." It helps local governments develop their downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities. Patterson established MSOC in 2000 as the nation's first county-wide Main Street® program. Since its inception through 2012, more than $685 million in public and private Investment has created a net of 8,000 new fulltime jobs and established 818 new businesses. For more information, click on AdvantageOakland.com.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Leon & Lulu, 96 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson, Mich. 48017
For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048.