Welcome to the Oakland County Blog’s coverage of the 2018 State of the County Address. Updates posted below were originally included in our Live Blog and have been reordered chronologically.
Updated: 6:55 PM
Welcome to the Live Blog
Welcome to the Oakland County Blog’s 2018 coverage of the State of the County Address. This year’s event has moved to the brand-new Flagstar Strand Theatre in Downtown Pontiac.
Dr. Lucetry B. Dalton Named Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 Winner
Dr. Lucetry B. Dalton, a clinical psychologist with McLaren Health System, was selected by a public online vote as the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.
Welcome to the Oakland County Blog’s live coverage of the 2018 State of the County Address. Refresh the page to see the latest updates from the event, which are posted in real time.
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade in, water-lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.” – Luther Burbank (1849 -1926), American botanist/agriculture pioneer Continue reading
Voting is open! We need your help to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2018. The public can cast an online vote for their favorite of three exceptional finalists: Dr. Lucetry B. Dalton, Mat Ishbia, and Ann Marie LaFlamme.
“We are fortunate to have so many talented and passionate leaders who are committed to improving their professions and their communities every day,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “This is an outstanding class and wonderful ambassadors for Oakland County.”
Voting continues through noon on Friday, January 26th. Individuals may vote once every 24 hours at Elite40.com. Among other opportunities, the top vote-getter will introduce the County Executive at his State of the County Address on February 7th. Online voters may choose between: Continue reading
Helping you find the best of the best Oakland County holiday light displays
One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to enjoy all of the beautiful, glimmering holiday lights that fill the streets of Oakland County, Michigan. Whether you want to show off your decked-out property, or take a drive and visit the best of the best holiday light displays, the new Oakland County Crowdsourced Holiday Lights Map is here to deliver. How does it work? Individuals can submit their Oakland County holiday decorated properties to the Oakland County Crowdsourced Holiday Lights Map and once approved, the homes & businesses will show up on the map for users to visit in person.