The 11th Oakland Together 40 Under 40 class honors young professionals who live and/or work in Oakland County. These individuals exemplify Oakland Together, Oakland County Executive David Coulter’s vision for a community working together to leverage its strengths, address its challenges, and find value in working with regional partners.
Approximately 175 candidates, born after Dec. 31, 1982, applied for the recognition. A panel of independent judges selected the new class.
Among the members are a cancer researcher, a reading specialist, a city finance director and firefighter, a lawyer and young leader in the Jewish community.
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 2023. The award program seeks individuals under the age of 40 who are “all ways, moving forward” with high achievement in their professional field, creative innovation, or significant and essential service to their communities.
“Oakland Together 40 Under 40 is awarded to people who are dedicated and committed to improving the quality of life in our county. I want to recognize and engage the next group of Oakland Together 40 Under 40 leaders and continue to support their efforts at creating a community and region that strives for collaboration, innovation, creative problem solving and success.”
Eligible candidates must be born after Dec. 31, 1982, and live or work in Oakland County. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate high achievement in their respective field, creative innovation or outstanding service in their community. Applications close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022.
Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter’s balanced, three-year budget recommendation for fiscal years 2023-2025 includes funding to support the hiring and retention of law enforcement personnel, an older adult advocate position, an environmental sustainability plan for the county government campus, and investments in affordable housing, healthcare, and efforts to provide equitable opportunities for county residents and businesses.
The total budget, which equals just over $1 billion, eliminates the planned use of fund balance to support ongoing operations, projects budget surpluses in the coming five years that can be used to address the needs of county government and its residents, and utilizes prudent revenue projections to be prepared for changing economic conditions.
While April was Second Chance Month, Oakland County continues to recognize the importance of raising awareness about the obstacles faced by more than 70 million Americans with a criminal record and unlocking opportunities for them to succeed.
Fair and equal justice in Oakland County requires opportunities for rehabilitation and redemption.
Approximately one in three American adults has a criminal record, which drastically limits their access to work, education, housing, and other things necessary to reach their full potential. A recent study conducted by two University of Michigan Law School professors found that those whose criminal records are set aside experience “a sharp upturn in their wage and employment trajectories.”