If you know a young entrepreneur, community leader, teacher or any person who has made significant contributions to their chosen field and the quality of life in the region – and you want them recognized for their good work – here is your chance.
Nominations are being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2020. Launched in 2012, the program recognizes dynamic leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference in Oakland County and beyond. The program is open to individuals 18 years and older, who live or work in Oakland County and are born after Dec. 31, 1980.
“The Elite 40 Under 40 program welcomes nominations of anyone under 40 dedicated and committed to improving the quality of life for others in our region,” County Executive David Coulter said. “As Oakland County executive, I want to hear from the next Elite 40 class about how the county can work toward a future that is responsive to the energy and creativity of young entrepreneurs.”
Nominees must live or work in Oakland County to be eligible. To submit a candidate, go to www.Elite40.com where two entry buttons can be found: one for those who wish to nominate someone and one for those who want to enter themselves. Nominations must be completed by Nov. 4. If you enter yourself, you have until Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. to submit a completed entry.
A panel of former Elite 40 class members will review and score all completed applications and reduce the number to the top 60 entrants. An independent panel of judges will choose the top 40, forming the 2020 Elite 40 class.
The class will be announced Jan. 29, 2020.
All class members will be invited to participate in a host of county events. Past members have joined the Oakland County Business Roundtable and other advisory committees within the county including the 2020 State of the County address.