Gerald Poisson Sworn in as Oakland County Executive

Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald D. Poisson was sworn in as Oakland County executive Saturday, August 3, at 5:00 p.m. by Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown. Pursuant to Public Act 139 of 1973, Poisson will assume the duties of county executive until the Board of Commissioners appoints a replacement. If the board does not appoint a successor for County Executive L. Brooks Patterson within 30 days, the law mandates a special election be held.

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Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald D. Poisson

Poisson has served as Chief Deputy of Staff for County Executive since 2009. Responsible for Departments of Human Resources, Health and Human Services, Risk Management, Central Services, Corporation Counsel, Special Projects, Regional Issues, Infrastructure, Transit, Cobo Hall and Budget Task Force. County Executive Appointee to SMART Board of Directors. County Executive liaison to Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Previous to this post, Poisson was Deputy County Executive from 2005-2009, and Assistant Deputy County Executive from 1999-2004.

He resides in Lake Orion with his wife of over 41 years, Peggy. Together they raised six children, who today live and work in Madrid, Spain, Chicago, Illinois, San Antonio, Texas, Salem, MA, Denver, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts and are the proud grandparents of five.


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