Patterson Wants the Region’s ‘Best of the Best’ for 2015 Elite 40 Under 40

Each year, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 under 40™ honors a class of the brightest and best young talent that live or work, and often times both, in Oakland County. The program, that began in 2012,  honors young professionals and thought leaders who excel in their field, have demonstrated dynamic leadership and have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the region.

“We are blessed to have so many talented young people who are vital to Oakland County and the region,” Patterson said. “Their innovation, talent and energy will help shape our future for years to come. We’re looking for the best and the brightest. If you know one or more of these young men and women – or you want to nominate yourself – I encourage you to submit a name for consideration.”

Nominations and entries are now being accepted for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40™ Class of 2015 and will be until November 21 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates can be submitted at HERE.

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A panel of judges will review all completed applications and reduce the number to the top 40 entrants. Of that group, three candidates who scored the highest will be placed before the public for an online vote to determine the winner.

The winner will introduce Patterson at his State of the County address on Feb. 5, 2015 and will also receive:

  • A feature article or video about their business/volunteer agency in Oakland County PROSPER
  • Attend three Oakland County signature events: Economic Outlook Luncheon, Quality People/Quality County Awards and the Business Roundtable Annual Meeting, and promotion on the county’s website
  • Promotion on www.oakgov.com/AdvantageOakland, the county’s economic development website

Two runners-up will each receive:

  • A meeting with the county executive
  • An invitation to the State of the County address
  • Tickets to attend three Oakland County signature events
  • Invitations to Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 events, including an awards reception and roundtable discussions with the county executive
  • Promotion on AdvantageOakland.com

Thirty-seven finalists will each receive:

  • Invitations to the State of the County address
  • Invitations to Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 events, including an awards reception and roundtable discussions with the county executive
  • Promotion on AdvantageOaklaeilte40-2014nd.com

Previous winners are:

Complete information about rules and prizes are available at www.AdvantageOakland.com

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