Get Your Start at Parks – Fun, Flexible Summer Jobs

Oakland County Parks (OCP) provides a team-oriented, outdoor work environment with flexible, part-time schedules and many other great benefits. Whether you are looking to take the first step or the next step in your career – or even just looking for a summer gig – OCP is a great place to start. Your adventure awaits!

For a full listing of career opportunities at OCP, click here.

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The Board of Commissioners Honors Local Women During Women’s History Month

What began in 1978 as a weeklong observation in Santa Rosa, California, and was proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter as National Women’s History Week just two years later, is now officially Women’s History Month. First established by an act of Congress in 1987, the annual declaration memorializes the contributions women have made to U.S. history.

Here in Oakland County, the Board of Commissioners is recognizing local women for the historic impact they have made in their communities. Commissioners were invited to submit the names of exceptional women for this honor as part of the Board’s celebration of March as Women’s History Month. This is the second year the Board has honored outstanding local women.

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World Water Day

Did you know that Oakland County is the starting point of five different watersheds? Thanks to the glaciers that retreated from the area some 11,000 years ago, they left behind hills and valleys. The glaciers also carved out holes that became the thousands of lakes and five major rivers that start in the heart of Oakland County—the Clinton, Flint, Huron, Rouge and Shiawassee Rivers! What’s even cooler is our great state of Michigan is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes and all five supply water. We live and work in a special place in Oakland County. 

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Oakland County Treasurer’s Office Works to Prevent Property Tax Foreclosures

Oakland County residential and commercial property owners are encouraged to pay their delinquent property taxes in full for 2020 and previous years by March 31, 2023. If you or someone you know cannot pay in full, please contact the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office to schedule a Taxpayer Assistance Meeting before the deadline.

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Bowers School Farm – Early Bird Tour

Sunday, March 5 was a spectacularly sunny day for the Bower School Farm’sWinter Birth Celebration.” Decades have passed since my previous visits to that educational working farm in Bloomfield Township. Back then when I was a firefighter/medic for Bloomfield Township Fire Department, the farm was in our emergency response area. I was delighted to have attended their special event and looked at it as a homecoming; after all the farm is my old “friend.” 

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