Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase

Cities Pitch Dream Development Spots in Oakland County Property Showcase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 14, 2018) Waterford, MI- Cities in the Oakland County One Stop Ready program have streamlined development processes and learned more about how to market the spaces they have with businesses they’d like to see. The culmination of this effort is the…

Pontiac Schools Released from State Consent Agreement

  Pontiac Schools Released from State Consent Agreement (State of Michigan Department of Treasury, Oct. 18, 2018) Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Sylvan Lake, Bloomfield Twp, Orion Twp, Waterford Twp, and West Bloomfield Twp, MI. – State Treasurer Nick Khouri announced that the Pontiac School District has been released from its Consent Agreement under the Local Financial…

2018 Candidate Interview: ShaQuana Davis-Smith for Pontiac School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: ShaQuana Davis-Smith for Pontiac School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 10, 2018) Pontiac, MI- ShaQuana Davis-Smith is running for Pontiac School Board. On the ballot are Bethany Blackburn, Kenyada Bowman, Eisha Branner, William A. Carrington, ShaQuana Davis-Smith, Peter Durham, Albert Hodge, Suave LaVallis, Dubrae L. Newman, George Rogers and Caroll Y. Turpin. Check…

2018 Candidate Interview: Bethany Blackburn for Pontiac School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Bethany Blackburn for Pontiac School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Behtany Blackburn is running for Pontiac School Board. On the ballot are Bethany Blackburn, Kenyada Bowman, Eisha Branner, William A. Carrington, ShaQuana Davis-Smith, Peter Durham, Albert Hodge, Suave LaVallis, Dubrae L. Newman, George Rogers and Caroll Y. Turpin.…

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- The first column Rochelle Riley ever wrote was for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, KY.  In it she called out city leaders for failing to honor hometown icon Muhammad Ali by letting his boyhood home deteriorate and…

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President (MML, Sept. 27, 2018) Grand Rapids, Ferndale, Pontiac, MI – Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana was selected as the 2018-19 president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Piana was named board president by the 18-member board during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2018 Convention that…

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video)

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Pontiac, Lake Orion, Southfield, Ferndale, MI- Groups in four Oakland County communities have taken the “Kiki Challenge” to a new level – harnessing the power of this social media trend to spread messages of positive mental health.…