A Park on a River, Placemaking, and Pizza

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

One hundred and ninety-six years have passed by since Aaron Webster became the first permanent European settler along the banks of the Clinton River in what is now the City of Auburn Hills. He died of typhoid fever just two years later in the summer of 1823, but before his death he constructed a dam on the river that captured the power of the water’s flow to operate a saw mill.  The timber from his saw mill was then was used to build a grist mill to grind grain. That’s how Auburn Hills began.

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Watch or Listen in! 2017 Oakland County State of the County

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The 2017 Oakland County State of the County will be held Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Marriott PontiacOakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be addressing over 600 Oakland County business, community, and political leaders at this invitation-only event. The County Executive will highlight why 2017 will be a big year for Oakland County. From the latest in Emerging Sectors to improvements in public safety, Patterson will outline why Oakland County’s best accomplishments still lie ahead. The winner of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 will also be revealed during the address.  Continue reading

Oakland County State of the County 2016

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson delivering the State of the Union speech.

The 2016 Oakland County State of the County will be held Wednesday, February 10th at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at 7p.m. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will make a major announcement that will impact area businesses, residents, and those who visit the county. He will also focus on how Oakland County is reinvesting for sustainability because of the county’s deep dive into the knowledge-based economy and balanced multi-year budget. Patterson will also unveil the 2016 Elite 40 Class Winner. Continue reading

Registration Still Open for the Brooksie Way 2015

2015 Brooksie Way Medal

Don’t miss out on The 2015 HealthPlus Brooksie Way! Registration is open for teams and individuals until Thursday, September, 24th, 2015. The Brooksie Way is one of Oakland County’s premier ​quality of life events. The Brooksie Way was named after the late Brooks Stuart Patterson, son of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Patterson began the Brooksie Way races to promote Oakland County and encourage people to become more physically active.

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