Patterson wants best of the best for Elite 40

Nominations are now open for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. Patterson seeks young men and women who are excelling in their fields and giving back to their communities in a way that improves quality of life. The winner of this year’s Elite 40 Under 40 will introduce Patterson at his 20th State of the County address on Feb. 12, 2014 at the Centerpoint Marriott in Pontiac.

“We are looking for outstanding individuals who are charging into the knowledge-based economy and making a difference in their communities,” Patterson said. “We want the best of the best.”

To submit a nomination, go to Nominees must live or work in Oakland County and be younger than 40 as of Dec. 31, 2013. Nominations are open until Dec. 6, 2013. A selection committee will then choose the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2014, including the three finalists. The winner will be chosen from among the three finalists by a public online vote. The winner of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2014 will be revealed at the State of the County address.

The winner of the Elite 40 Under 40™ will also receive a feature article, or video, about the winner’s business or volunteer agency in Oakland County Prosper; tickets to attend three Oakland County signature events: Economic Outlook Luncheon, Quality People/Quality County Awards, Business Roundtable Annual Meeting; and promotion on, among other prizes.

Previous winners of Patterson’s Elite 40 Under 40 are:

For more information about rules and prizes, go to

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