Brooksie Way Benefits Three Oakland County Groups

Three Oakland County Groups to Share more than $4,800 as Brooksie Way Minigrants Top $171,000 since 2010 A soccer program for children with autism and their siblings and an initiative to provide bike helmets to second graders in Waterford and Pontiac were among three programs which will share more than $4,800 in Brooksie Way Minigrants. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced the winners during a Brooksie Way event at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester. "The Brooksie … [Read more...]

Brooks Patterson Reacts to Pistons Move

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Detroit Pistons will move from Auburn Hills to Detroit: "We wish the Pistons well. Thanks for all the memories."   … [Read more...]

Shop a Small Business in Oakland County and Score 5K

One Holiday Shopper to Score $5,000 for Buying at an Oakland County Small Business on Small Business Saturday Holiday shoppers who make any purchase at any small business in Oakland County on November 26 could find themselves $5,000 richer under a program launched today by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "Small Business Saturday," which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, aims to steer holiday shoppers into independently owned brick and mortar businesses in an … [Read more...]

GLWA Bond Sale Reflects Oakland County Practices

The $309.1 million in cash savings and $251.8 million in new capital projects generated from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) $1.3 billion inaugural bond sale highlights how the formation of the authority is helping to bring fiscal responsibility to the water and sewer system, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said today. "When we negotiated the make-up of the GLWA board, we did so with the long-range vision that it would adopt Oakland County’s best fiscal and purchasing … [Read more...]

Medical Main Street in United Kingdom and Ireland Attract Companies to Oakland County

Medical Main Street in United Kingdom and Ireland on Trade Mission to Attract Medical Device/Life Science Companies to Oakland County A business development team from Oakland County’s Medical Main Street is spending the week in the United Kingdom and Ireland selling medical device and life science companies on the benefits of expanding their operations into Oakland County. Deputy County Executive Matthew Gibb and business development representative John Wolf-Meyer are meeting with nine … [Read more...]

Regional Transit Vote back on the November Ballot

Big Four Find Path to RTA Vote Regional leaders have agreed on a way forward to place a regional transit millage question on the November ballot. The Oakland, Macomb and Wayne county executives, the mayor of Detroit, and representatives from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners met today at the Detroit Athletic Club to negotiate a solution following last week’s "no" vote by Oakland and Macomb counties at the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) board meeting. "I am … [Read more...]

Older Adults Urged to Protect Themselves from West Nile Virus

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is reminding all residents, especially older adults, to protect themselves from the threat of West Nile Virus (WNV) by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites. Earlier this month, a mosquito pool tested positive for WNV in Oakland County. WNV has also been identified in mosquitoes in Saginaw County. “West Nile Virus continues to be monitored by Oakland County Health Division,” Patterson said. “There are a numbers of ways to reduce the risk of … [Read more...]

Children’s Village Teens Graduate from Dale Carnegie with VIDEO

Twelve at-risk youth who are in the Oakland County Children’s Village residential treatment program will graduate from the Dale Carnegie Teen Program on Friday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the Children’s Village Training Center, thanks to the vision of Brother Rice High School student Aaron Danish and the generosity of rock legend Bob Seger and his wife Nita. The teens, whose ages range from 13-16 years, will step outside their comfort zone and give inspirational speeches to those invited to attend. … [Read more...]

Patterson Fighting on Behalf of Disabled Veterans

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is standing up for veterans who are totally and permanently disabled. He sent a letter to the Michigan Legislature this week expressing his opposition to House Bill 5169 which would decrease property tax exemptions for totally and permanently disabled veterans. The bill, if passed, would repeal Section 7b of the General Property Tax Act which provides a property tax exemption for veterans who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of … [Read more...]

Michigan Works Director Named County Manager of Workforce Development

Oakland County Troy Michigan Works! Director Named County Manager of Workforce Development A Chesterfield Township woman who began as a summer intern in the Troy Michigan Works! office 17 years ago and eventually rose to become its director is the new manager of the Oakland County Michigan Works! workforce development program. Jennifer Llewellyn, 38, will oversee the county’s workforce development program and the county’s eight Michigan Works! service centers, Oakland County Executive L. … [Read more...]