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County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9

January 6th 2019

County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9 Pontiac, MI- The Oakland County Board of Commissioners will hold its first meeting of the 2019-2020 session and will welcome six (6) new members, including Thomas Kuhn, Penny Luebs (pictured, middle), Gwen Markham (pictured, right), William Miller, Kristen Nelson and Angela Powell (pictured, left), as well as 15 […]

SEMCOG Driving Survey Offers Chance to Win $50 Gift Card

November 29th 2018

  SEMCOG Driving Survey Offers Chance to Win $50 Gift Card (SEMCOG, Nov. 29, 2018) Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne County, MI- SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is launching a survey to better understand travel behaviors in Southeast Michigan and evaluate the region’s traffic safety education campaign Walk.Bike.Drive. Safe. “While […]

From Seasonal Work to Administrative Professionals, Cities are Hiring. Here’s a List of Links

May 8th 2018

From Seasonal Work to Administrative Professionals, Cities are Hiring. Here’s a List of Links (Compiled, ongoing) Need a job? Oakland County Times has put together a list of places to check if you are looking for work in Oakland County. Click on the name to be taken to the page. MUNICIPALITIES Addison Twp Auburn Hills […]

MML #3: Sixteen Percent of City Managers are Women…

April 3rd 2018

  MML #3: Sixteen Percent of City Managers are Women, 16/50 Project Aims for Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 3, 2018) Lansing, Ferndale, Northville, Huntington Woods, MI-  In spite of being 50% of the population, women make up only  16% of  those in City/Village Manager positions. At their recent Capital Conference, the Michigan Municipal League […]

MML#1: Officials Learn Basics of Being a Good Public Servant

March 6th 2018

MML#1: Officials Learn Basics of Being a Good Public Servant (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2018) Frankenmuth, MI – For Bob Slattery, former Mayor of Mt. Morris, a life of public service is “the perfect life.” And as a past President of Michigan Municipal League and an ongoing educator for elected officials, he’s been able […]

Civics 101 Presentation at Berkley Library May 25

May 8th 2017

Civics 101 Presentation at Berkley Library May 25 (EVENT page) Berkley, MI – Civics 101 with Alex Zamalin Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Would you like to know more about the ins and outs of our government? Are you wondering what kind of checks and balances our system of government has in place? Dr. […]

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

April 29th 2016

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what […]

MML #5: Making the Economic Case for Place

April 4th 2016

MML #5:  Making the Economic Case for Place (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 4, 2016) Lansing, MI – What do communities need to thrive? This is the question explored in depth by The Michigan Municipal League and Public Sector Consultants in 2015.  They came up with eight elements of prosperous communities, and explored what research had […]

Oakland County Passes Budget after Debates over Funding

September 23rd 2011

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the 2012 budget after a last minute attempt by the Democratic Caucus to secure funding for five projects.

What Will Wollenweber Do?

January 23rd 2011

Mark Wollenweber is giving up two weeks of basking in the sunshine of Florida, to temporarily handle the municipal administration of Ferndale, in what are certainly the city’s coldest months – literally and politically.