Oakland County Board of Commissioners Launch New Program for At-Risk Youth

Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell (R) announced that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners is launching a new collaborative effort in conjunction with Oakland County Youth Assistance to offer at-risk young people with positive experiences, skill building and personal development. The Youth Enrichment Scholarship program will allow recipients to receive up to $500 for activities that will: Encourage the individual student’s ability to succeed in or connect to school, Encourage the … [Read more...]

Commissioner Kochenderfer Secures Funding for a City of Rochester Road

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Adam L. Kochenderfer securing $14,440 in funding for a local road project in the City of Rochester. Oakland County’s contribution of $28,880 will assist in the completion to mill and resurface Letica Drive. “Safe and smooth roads have to be one of government’s priorities. That is why the county commissioners are providing these funds to local communities,” stated Oakland County Commissioner … [Read more...]

Why the Rochester Elevator is NOT a Barn

Op-Ed: Why the Rochester Elevator is NOT a Barn During their August 8 meeting, members of the Rochester City Council discussed the pending development of the Rochester Elevator property. Council members were brought up to date on the negotiations and advised about the various options for preservation of the elevator structure. It is early days in the process, so no firm decisions have been made at this point. During public comment on this issue, Sue Douglas - formerly a member of both the … [Read more...]

Commissioner Kochenderfer Announces Campaign to Retain Seat

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer announced his campaign to retain his seat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which covers Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer hopes to continue his work on the Board focusing on: 1) Quality of Life: Each action county government takes must be aimed at preserving residents’ strong quality of life at a reasonable cost. 2) Fiscal Responsibility: We must protect the county’s AAA bond rating by constantly … [Read more...]

Oakland County Residents Save Over $2.6 Million in Prescription Costs

On April 13, 2013, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners introduced the Coast2CoastRX Card Program to Oakland County residents. Since its inception, a little more than two-years ago, residents have saved in total $2,667,449.94 in prescription costs. To date, the partnership between the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and Coast2CoastRx has attracted 7,649 prescription card users. “We are pleased with the positive impact the Coast2CoastRX program has made with our residents and for … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Seeks Citizens to Serve Retirement and Deferred Compensation Board

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners seeks one interested citizen to volunteer to serve the community through appointment to the Oakland County Retirement and Deferred Compensation Board (RDCB). The Board of Commissioners seeks one (1) individual to fill the General Public vacancy. The individual selected will serve the remainder of the current 4-year term which will expire on December 31, 2017. Members selected to serve on the RDCB are responsible for administering the retirement … [Read more...]

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners Seeks Candidate for Oakland County Retirement and Deferred Compensation Board

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners seeks one interested citizen to volunteer to serve the community through appointment to the Oakland County Retirement and Deferred Compensation Board (RDCB). The Board of Commissioners seeks one (1) individual to fill the General Public vacancy. The individual selected will serve the remainder of the current 4-year term, which will expire on December 31, 2017. Members selected to serve on the RDCB are responsible for administering the retirement … [Read more...]

Oakland County Looking to Fill Committee Vacancy

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners is looking for interested citizens to volunteer to serve the community through appointment to the following post: Solid Waste Planning Committee Needed: one individual to serve a two-year term beginning October 12, 2015 through October 11, 2017.  The individual selected will fill the General Public vacancy. The Solid Waste Planning Committee assists in the preparation of the Solid Waste Management Plan. To apply or receive more information … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Win National Social Media Award for Human Trafficking Awareness Effort

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners received the 2015 Golden Post Award for their 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness event entitled, “Learn About the Impact of Human Trafficking,” which placed third in the national competition out of 171 nominations. The comprehensive multi-faceted media approach of using some traditional marketing, media and public relations’ principles to communicate the effort while incorporating social media into the promotion of the event resulted in the Board receiving … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Announce a Special Annual Budget Presentation by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson

The Board’s Finance Committee Schedules Summer Budget Hearings The Oakland County Board of Commissioners announces a special budget presentation by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson during the regular Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2015, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners' Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan. Oakland County residents will have the opportunity to hear … [Read more...]