IN THE NEWS

County Comes Together and Unanimously Approves Budget

Working with Oakland County Executive David Coulter and his team, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners have unanimously approved a balanced three-year budget. Passing a balanced budget for fiscal years 2020-2022 with the full support of the board of commissioners marks a milestone for Coulter’s new administration, which had...

Longtime County Planner and Main Street Oakland County Honored by Statewide Organizations

A principal planner in the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs and the department’s Main Street Oakland County program are each being honored by statewide organizations for contributing to the county’s quality of life. Kristen Wiltfang is being recognized by the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance as...

Ferndale Gets State Designation for Considering Needs of Seniors

Excerpt: The City of Ferndale has been designated by the State of Michigan as a “Community for a Lifetime,” meaning that it is intentionally creating an environment where residents can feel comfortable at any stage of life, including the later years. Councilperson Raylon Leaks-May works with older adults by providing...

Coulter Expands Leadership Team with Economic Development and Public Policy Expertise

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has attracted two additional leaders to join him in serving Oakland County as deputy county executives during this vital juncture for county government, rounding out his leadership team in less than a month. “I wanted deputy county executives who could hit the ground running with...

Mary Moore Is in a League of Her Own

Excerpt: Mary Moore, a former professional baseball player who appeared in the movie, A League of Their Own, says her bat and diamond days were life changing. “It’s hard to put into words,” said Moore, a White Lake resident and former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player. “It was such...

The Gift of Music: The Legacy of David DiChiera

Excerpt: Child piano prodigy. Oakland University professor. Composer. Founder of the Michigan Opera Theatre and Detroit Opera House. Legend. David DiChiera, Ph.D., was many things to many people in southeastern Michigan and around the world. A foremost expert on opera, DiChiera brought the art form to Oakland University and Detroit,...

Milford Pair Travels 5,635 miles, Nearly 1 Year by Boat in America’s Great Loop

Excerpt: Life is different on the water. Rose and Dave Baker know; the Milford couple recently returned from an 11-month, 5,635-mile journey by boat through America’s Great Loop. “People talk about doing unique things, well, this was definitely an epic adventure,” Dave said. “We wish everybody had a chance to do...

Lawrence Tech to Host 10th Annual Innovation Encounter

Excerpt: Innovation Encounter, an engineering competition where collegiate teams design a solution to a real-world technical problem, will be held for the 10th year this fall at Lawrence Technological University. The event will be held Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, at LTU’s campus in Southfield. Eaton, the power...

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Excerpt: About 100 students, tutors and community members joined in Oakland Literacy Council’s 35th Anniversary celebration at Waterford Oaks County Park. Stories of challenges and accomplishments were shared throughout the afternoon. Student Lilian Faranso recalled how her tutor went through extra training to better help her. With her new language skills,...

Forgotten Harvest Provided Over 100,000 Lunches to Metro Detroit Children This Summer Through ‘Healthy Foods — Healthy Kids’ Program

Forgotten Harvest works around-the-clock all year to fight food insecurity in Michigan. Their summer “Healthy Foods - Healthy Kids” summer feeding initiative, which ran from June 24 to Aug. 30, successfully provided 102,310 nutritious lunches and snacks for children in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. There are many children whose...

Oakland County Communities Will Learn Strategies to Explore and Share Their Stories at 2019 Heritage Conference

With Oakland County celebrating its 200th anniversary next year, representatives from the region’s 61 cities, villages and townships are invited to the county’s 2019 Heritage Conference to learn how to explore and share stories on the important people, places and events that shaped the exciting history of the region. “Telling...

Coulter Names April Lynch Deputy County Executive

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has appointed April McGrath Lynch deputy county executive. McGrath, who has served as associate vice president of human resources and payroll at the University of Detroit Mercy since March, is the third woman in Oakland County history to be appointed to the role. She...