Rep. Webber Applauds FY 2017 Budget

State Rep. Michael Webber today voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget, praising the General Fund and School Aid Fund budgets for their support of Michigan’s students and infrastructure. “This is a budget that funds our state priorities,” said Rep. Webber, R-Rochester Hills. “From increased per-pupil funding for K-12 to additional resources for Universities and Community Colleges, this budget emphasizes our focus on strengthening education in our state. At the same time, we are … [Read more...]

Oakland County Chairman Michael J. Gingell Announces that the Board Seeks to Fill Commission Seat Vacancy in District #15

Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Michael J. Gingell announces that the Board will fill the commission seat in District 15, no later than 30 days from the formal resignation of current Commissioner Jeff Matis. Matis was recently appointed as a judge to the Oakland County Sixth Judicial Circuit Court by Governor Rick Snyder. Gingell states: “The state statute provides that the Board has up to 30 days to fill a vacant seat so that the local communities will not have to incur the cost … [Read more...]

Govenor Snyder honors OakFit

Oakland County’s employee wellness program, OakFit, is among the recipients of Michigan’s 2014 Governor’s Fitness Awards. “The Governor’s Fitness Awards are a platform for recognizing individuals and organizations in Michigan that have made outstanding contributions to health and physical fitness during the last year,” a Governor’s office press release said. “Our innovative OakFit program continues to garner recognition for the genius of its simplicity and its outstanding results,” Patterson … [Read more...]

Governor Snyder Addresses Rochester Hills Executives-Mayor’s Business Council Recognized for Reinventing Region

Business Executives from Rochester Hills were given an exclusive opportunity to hear from Governor Rick Snyder as he addressed members of the Mayor’s Business Council at an event held at Rochester Hills based, EEI Global. In an private gathering of the areas top CEO’s and Executives, Governor Snyder provided an update on his plans to reinvent Michigan, including his goal to create more and better jobs and how he plans to revitalize the education system. “It was a privilege to host … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills receives grant for innovative partnership

With an impressive streak of innovative and unique partnerships, the City of Rochester Hills has established itself as a regional leader in collaboration. Their most recent partnership has earned state-wide recognition as The Department of Treasury recently awarded the city with $51,625 to provide maintenance services to RCOC’s fleet. The Competitive Grant Assistant Program (CGAP), formerly known as the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) grant program, was proposed by Governor Rick … [Read more...]

Education: Pathway to Economic Prosperity

Op-Ed by Ravi Yalamanchi CEO’s of big Corporations and business groups are pushing immigration reform for US to give more visas for foreign workers. Governor Snyder supports immigration to highly educated students from foreign countries. Why the big push? Because companies are unable to fill jobs that require high skill sets. With unemployment at 7.9% nationally and 8.9% in Michigan and about 1.75 million graduating from college every year, yet companies are unable to fill jobs with high … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Becomes Model Community for Shared Services

Rochester Hills, Michigan – As Governor Rick Snyder looks to local municipalities to consolidate and share services, the City of Rochester Hills announces its latest partnership by agreeing to share employees with Shelby Township. The focus on efficiencies and cost reduction has left no industry or business untouched. “The landscape of local governments is changing and evolving, our city council and this administration has been progressive in finding innovative solutions,” states Mayor … [Read more...]