Oakland County planner garners 8MBA award

The Eight Mile Boulevard Association has honored Ron Campbell, a principal planner and design/preservation architect for Oakland County, as one of its “2014 Faces of Eight Mile.” Campbell was involved in the project to enhance the Hazel 8 Plaza at 1539 E. 8 Mile Road in Hazel Park.

The “Faces of Eight Mile” award acknowledges government, business and community leaders that contribute to the revitalization of Eight Mile and exhibit an exemplary level of civic engagement on a regional level.

“Kudos to Ron on his award,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Ron has a great eye for improving our communities while preserving their historical integrity.”

Campbell said he is humbled by the recognition.

“I have had the privilege to work with the Eight Mile Boulevard Association on several design and preservation projects,” Campbell said. “We support its mission across the 10 Oakland County communities it serves.”

Other Eight Mile Boulevard projects on which Campbell has worked include USA Perfect Imaging, Fresh Fish House, H.O. Trerice and Tender Care.

Campbell works in the Planning Division of Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs. The Planning Division assists Oakland County communities with fulfilling their plans to create a sense of place. The division houses the Main Street Oakland County program which fosters small business development in 19 of the county’s 32 unique downtowns. For more information, go to AdvantageOakland.com.

About Eight Mile Boulevard Association
The Eight Mile Boulevard Association revitalizes and promotes the Eight Mile transportation, business and residential corridor (between I-94 and I-275) by linking the efforts of the public and private sectors. To learn more, go to EightMile.org.