Oakland County Board to receive national award; honor Waterford Oaks BMX Track

According to a recent press release, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Public Services Committee’s Curbing Gun Violence Study Group will share the 2014 National Association of Counties Achievement Award (NACo) honoring their “Prevent Gun Violence in Oakland County” program with the full Board. The program won the national achievement award in the category of Civic Education and Public Information and was described as an innovative program by NACo.

This program serves as a national model demonstrating Commissioner Bill Dwyer and Commissioner Marcia Gershenson’s tirelessly work in leading this bi-partisan initiative of the Public Services Committee’s Curbing Gun Violence Study Group. Members of the Public Services Committee and its’ Curbing Gun Violence Study Group include Commissioner Bill Dwyer, who serves as the Public Services Chairperson and is the study group chairperson. The Curbing Gun Violence Study Group consists of Public Services Committee members, Commissioners Michael Spisz, Gary McGillivray, Helaine M. Zack and Mike Bosnic. Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub serves on the Public Services Committee and Commissioner Marcia Gershenson serves on the Curbing Gun Violence Study Group..

On July 13th, Oakland County Commissioner Michael Spisz will attend  the NACo Award’s ceremony on behalf of the public services committee  and will join other achievement award winners from across the nation to be recognized at the organization’s 79th Annual Conference and Exposition held in New Orleans, Louisana.

Board to honor Waterford Oaks BMX Track 40th Anniversary

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, beginning at 7 p.m., Oakland County Commissioners John A. Scott, Thomas F. Middleton and Jim Runestad will recognize the Waterford Oaks BMX Track’s 40th Anniversary. The proclamation will be presented to Waterford Oaks BMX Track representative Sue Wells, Manager of the Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Operation.

The Waterford Oaks BMX Track is one of the longest running tracks in the nation. Many national BMX events have been hosted on this track including qualifying first round races for the 2008 USA Olympic BMX Team, the 2007 USA Cycling BMX National Championships and the 1983 ESPN BMX Pro Spectacular. These are only a few events which have been held at the Waterford Oaks BMX Track throughout the years.

This year, on July 19th, the State Race and the Great Lakes National Race beginning on  July 25th through  July 27th will be held at the Waterford Oaks BMX Track.

Commissioners Middleton and Scott will present the proclamation at the meeting which will be held in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan.

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