Board to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Road Commission for Oakland County

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will honor the 100th Anniversary of the Road Commission for Oakland County by presenting a proclamation to the current Road Commission members consisting of Road Commission’s Chairman Greg Jamian, Vice Chairman Ron Fowkes and Commissioner Eric S. Wilson.

Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell will present the proclamation commemorating the 100th milestone and history of the Road Commission of which the Oakland County Board of Supervisors, (the predecessors to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners), appointed the first Road Commissioners on May 6, 1913. The proclamation will be presented at the Board meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan. 

BOARD TO HONOR OAKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN HENRY C. WALLACE FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CAREER AND 41 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OAKLAND COUNTY

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will honor 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.

 Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell and Commissioner Mattie Hatchett will present the proclamation at the Board meeting, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan.

BOARD TO HONOR JOHN BOWKER FOR OUTSTANDING

 SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will honor John Bowker for his outstanding service in Oakland County. Mr. Bowker has served as a member of the Oakland Community Mental Health Board since 2000.  He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards Association and is the founder of the Center for the Education of Returning Veterans.

Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell and Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub will present a proclamation to Mr. John Bowker recognizing his tremendous community service. The proclamation will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan.

COUNTY OFFICIALS TO RECOGNIZE

NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY IN OAKLAND COUNTY ON MAY 25, 2013

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will recognize the 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.

Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell and Commissioner Janet Jackson will present the proclamation during the Board of Commissioners meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan.

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