Elite 40 Under 40 2015 – Forum 1

Tuesday morning, May 5th, kicked off the first of a series of Oakland County Executive Elite 40 Under 40 Forums. The forums are designed to bring together a few class members at a time with Oakland County officials in a more intimate setting to build friendships and foster collaboration. Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, hosted the event and was joined by Oakland County CIO and Deputy County Executive Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive Matt Gibb and the Elite 40 Program Coordinator, Kristie Zamora. In attendance from the Elite 40 2015 class were Melody Arabo, Treger Strasberg, and Jessica Thomas.

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Treger Strasberg, L. Brooks Patterson, Melody Arabo, and Jessica Thomas

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Congrats to Melody Arabo, 2015 Elite 40 Under 40 Winner

Congratulations to Melody Arabo, Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 winner. Melody has had an absolutely amazing year; she is also the recipient of Michigan’s State Teacher of the Year and author of a book titled Diary of a Real Bully. Arabo, a married mother of three children, is a third grade teacher at Keith Elementary School in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District.

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Melody Arabo introduced Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, at the 2015 State of the County Address.

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2015 Oakland County State of the County

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Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, presented his 2015 State of the County Address to a crowd of over 500 guests last Wednesday evening in Pontiac. The mood was one of excitement and anticipation as the room waited for the County Executive to take the stage and to find out who the winner of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 would be.

Melody Arabo was announced as the winner of the Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 and took the stage. Arabo spoke to the guests about her passion for Oakland County and about what an honor it is to live and work in the community. Melody proudly announced L. Brooks Patterson who took the stage full of energy and excitement. Continue reading