Water Affordability in Oakland County

Welcome to the Water Resources Commissioner’s blog on Water Affordability. I am Demar Byas, and I’ve worked for WRC for the past 10 years. In March of 2022, I was promoted to be the office’s first Water Affordability Coordinator. In my role, I attend public meetings and events to educate residents, organizations, and community leaders about the affordability plans that are available to assist customers, as well as our continued efforts to create a statewide water affordability plan.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

joyful adult daughter greeting happy surprised senior mother in garden

It is common for family members to become the first and/or only source of support for older adults and adults living with disabilities. In fact, more than one in five people is a family caregiver for an adult, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP. Most family caregivers provide:

  • Help with bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Food preparation and feeding
  • Mobility assistance
  • Financial aid and money management
  • Transportation
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry and light housekeeping
  • Medication management
  • Mental health support
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Apply Now for Oakland County’s #OaklandTogether40 Under 40 Class of 2024

Oakland County is looking for the next class of young adults who are “All Ways, Moving Forward” for the Oakland Together 40 Under 40 Class of 2024. The award program seeks individuals under the age of 40 who are innovators, succeeding in their professions, and providing significant and essential service to their communities.

Our 40 Under 40 classes have encompassed talent, skill, and excellence coupled with passion for public service and a commitment to significant and critical contributions to their communities. I have no doubt that the 2024 class will be no different, and I look forward to connecting with the people who are making such a difference in our county.

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter.

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A Kensington Metropark Adventure

Until last week more than a year had gone by since my last hiking adventure at 4,481-acre Kensington Metropark. Kensington is one of 13 Metroparks in Livingston, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne and Oakland counties managed by Huron-Clinton Metroparks, our regional park agency. Those parks cover almost 25,000 acres of land and according to the Metroparks website, they serve over 7.3 million visitors a year. As for the name Huron-Clinton, that’s because our Metroparks are along the Huron and Clinton Rivers.

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