Oakland County Officials announce Veterans Internship Program

Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad (R-White Lake) and Dave Woodward (D-Royal Oak) are proud to announce the creation of the Oakland County Veterans Internship Program which is currently being implemented. Oakland County, in conjunction with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, will be hiring qualified Veterans as interns in several county departments. The Veteran interns will be pre-screened by VA Employment Services Specialists prior to being sent to the County for … [Read more...]

Board to honor The Root restaurant and its top chef

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Runestad will honor White Lake’s The Root restaurant’s owner Ed Mamou and Executive Chef James Rigato for creating an exceptional restaurant and bar with a fine dining experience. The Root has garnered special recognitions including the 2012 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year, the 2013 nominee for Food & Wine’s People Best New Chef in the Great Lakes Region of which Chef James Rigato was one of ten nominees. He was the only … [Read more...]