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Ferndale DDA Director Barry Hicks Leaving for Madison Heights Position

March 15th 2019

Ferndale DDA Director Barry Hicks Leaving for Madison Heights Position (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 15, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale DDA Director Barry Hicks will be leaving his position as Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director to work as the Community & Economic Development Director for Madison Heights. Hicks came to Ferndale in 2015 after […]

Female Leaders Share Advice at Lathrup Village Luncheon

September 10th 2018

Female Leaders Share Advice at Lathrup Village Luncheon (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 10, 2018) Lathrup Village, MI- Lathrup Village Councilperson Donna Stallings urged women to be “BOLD.” “Bend but don’t break. Own our power. Be a Legacy Leader. And Dominate whatever your calling is,” she said. Stallings was part of a luncheon panel on Friday […]

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 […]

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business

March 24th 2015

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business (Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo, Chazzano Coffee, March 24, 2015) My wife, Lisa, and I made a mistake. We should have involved her in the business from the beginning instead of allowing her to spend more time with the kids. That’s a difficult thing to say out loud because […]

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

December 27th 2014

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth […]

Ferndale Schools Move Ahead with Strategic Planning

February 1st 2013

Stakeholders included administration, school board members past and present, teachers, parents and others in the community.

“We’ve found that there are four central themes that came up over and over,” Fleetham said. Those topics, which are now the focus of the planning moving forward, are enrollment, race, trust and collaboration and achievement gaps between student groups.

Invocation Recognizes Women’s Leadership

July 9th 2012

“Women’s voices need to be at the table, the kitchen, political, government, and negotiating table.
“We bring a different voice to the debate and one that should be heard and considered.
“As women leaders we need to…