Coulter unveils roadmap to keep Oakland County All ways, moving forward

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Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter revealed his roadmap for Oakland County’s future during his State of the County speech Tuesday night at the M1 Concourse Event Center in Pontiac. The five-year strategic plan commits Oakland County to “All ways, moving forward,” by making a real and measurable impact in three primary areas: a strong economy, healthy and safe communities, and opportunities for residents to live their best lives.

“Our mission is simple, but powerful: To serve through collaborative leadership and to help support communities where residents flourish and businesses thrive,” Coulter said.

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How To Watch: 2022 State Of The County Address

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The 2022 Oakland County State of The County address will be broadcast live next week on Tuesday, March 15th, at 7 p.m. from M1 Concourse in Pontiac.

Oakland County Executive, David Coulter, will unveil a roadmap for the future, a strategic plan that will guide the county’s efforts over the next five years. The Roadmap will outline a key set of goals that are fundamental to providing excellent service and support to Oakland County residents, businesses, communities, and organizations.

Oakland County will livestream the event on the County Executive website, OakGov.com/SOTC, as well as Oakland County’s YouTube channel, @OakGov, and the Executive Office Facebook page, @OakGov.EO. The county’s Twitter handle, @OakGov, will feature live tweets with highlights from the speech. WDET-FM (101.9) will also broadcast the event live for the listening audience. Folks are encouraged to use the hashtag #OCSOTC22 to join the conversation online.

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Black History Month Events in Oakland County

February is Black History Month! To learn more about Black history and culture, or gain awareness of the past, check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.

This originally began as Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976, following the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the weekly observance transformed into a month-long celebration. Since then, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation honoring the spirit of Black History Month.

Listen to Oakland County Executive David Coulter share his thoughts on Black History Month in the video below.

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Oakland County’s First Juneteenth Panel Offers Insight on Moving Black Community ‘From Moment to Movement’

Two of Oakland County’s top leaders and community members highlighted the progress made by Black Americans and the ongoing challenge of achieving freedom and liberation in the 156 years since enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned the Civil War had ended during a virtual gathering held earlier this month.   

The occasion; a panel discussion titled, “Juneteenth: Then and Now,” highlighted the continued presence of racism in America and challenged the notion that Black Americans had already accomplished justice at a time when police brutality, health disparities and other systemic challenges persist in the United States.   

The panel, which streamed live Thursday, June 17 on Facebook, called attention to the history of Black citizens in the U.S. and challenged the community to consider how past events continue to influence the present-day realities for Black Americans.  

Leaders from education, public health, and racial justice organizations joined Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter and the county’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer, Robin Carter-Cooper, for a passionate 90-minute discussion inspired by Juneteenth.  

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David Coulter Builds Oakland County’s Future Now in 2021 State of the County Speech

Oakland County Executive David Coulter stands on a stage delivering the 2021 State of the County Address

Oakland County Executive David Coulter Celebrates Resilience of Residents, Employees, and Businesses During Pandemic

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter declared his vision for building Oakland County’s future now in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic during his 2021 State of the County address Wednesday evening. It included an announcement that the Oakland80 initiative, geared to leading our state in getting 80 percent of the county’s adults a college education or certificate training by 2030, will kick off later this year by providing navigators and success coaches to help residents plot out their career goals.

“We don’t need to wait for the end of this pandemic to build our future. We must start now, “ said Coulter, who premiered his annual speech on social media from Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theater in Royal Oak without an in-person audience present due to coronavirus precautions. “The Oakland80 program will get underway this summer and will fan out across the county to give residents the assistance they need to complete college credits or skilled training programs.”

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