League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area

League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area (Compiled, League of Women Voters Oakland Area, July 6, 2016) The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Here are candidate forums through the area:…

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Clawson Skate Park, Hazel Park John R Plan Among Projects Vying for MML Award

Clawson Skate Park, Hazel Park John R Plan Among Projects Vying for MML Award (Michigan Municipal League, June 30, 2016) Clawson, MI – Thirteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving communities throughout Michigan are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are…

2016 Candidate Interview Ryan Manier for State Rep 41st District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview Ryan Manier for State Rep 41st District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 20, 2016) Troy, MI – Republican Ryan Manier is running for State Representative for the 41st District, which is Clawson and Troy. He will be on the August 2, 2016 primary ballot against incumbent Martin Howrylak.  The winner of the…

2016 Candidate Interview Michael D. Smith for Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds (video)

2016 Candidate Interview Michael D. Smith for Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds  (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 15, 2016) White Lake Township, MI – Democrat Michael D. Smith is running for Oakland County Clerk Register of Deeds.  He is running in the primary against incumbent Lisa Brown.  The winner of the Democratic primary…

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 15, 2016) Holly, MI –  “This shows what we can do when we all pitch in and have a common goal,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as he looked around at the thriving historic downtown of Holly.  He sat at the…

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Twenty two communities through Oakland County take part in Main Street USA, a program focused on thriving downtowns and community centers.  Thursday night people from those Main Street Programs came together for their annual awards program, this year held…