2016 Oakland County State of the County

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The 2016 Oakland County State of the County Address created an air of excitement and positivity throughout the night. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson spoke to an audience of 600 attendees last week, exclaiming that, “The state of the Oakland County is strong! Amazingly strong. Vibrant,” and that he is enthusiastic about the direction in which the county is headed.

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2015 MI Great Artist Winner Kenneth Hershenson

2015 MI Great Artist winner Kenneth Hershenson.

2015 MI Great Artist winner Kenneth Hershenson.

Kenneth Hershenson of Clawson was chosen as the winner of the 2015 MI Great Artist award competition for his acrylic on canvas art. Largely self-taught, Kenneth Hershenson, 62, has been painting and drawing for nearly 50 years. A favorite piece in the show, “A Pair of Jacks,” was a an idea that came to him almost 30 years ago, which he has worked to perfect through the years. Visitors can see “A Pair of jacks” along with his other wonderful pieces, at the Park West Gallery through January 8, 2016. Continue reading

Nominations for the Oakland County Elite 40 Under 40 Now Open

The deadline for nominations for the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 has been extended until December 4th at 5 p.m. Those nominated have until December 9th at 5 p.m. to complete their entry. 

Elite 40 Class of 2015 Group Picture.

The Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Program is now searching for the region’s ‘Best of the Best’ in 2016. Enter now to nominate yourself, or someone else, to the Elite 40 Under 40 program, which celebrates talented young professionals who are shaping Oakland County, and the region. Young entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and anyone who has made significant contributions can be nominated for their good work. Continue reading

Elite 40 Under 40 2015- Forum 6

L. Brooks Patterson with Elite 40 Under 40 Forum 6 members.

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson met with three members of the 2015 Elite 40 Under 40 class of 2015. The forum is designed to allow Elite 40 members a smaller, more intimate setting to connect with the County Executive and each other. The County Executive holds these forums in an effort to build friendships and connections among the Elite 40 and the county’s leadership. Attendees included Amanda Page of Page Law, Nirav Doshi, Managing Partner at Complete Data Products, and Shannon Lazovski of The Lazov Agency. Also in attendance was Irene Spanos, Director of Economic Development and Community Affairs; Kristie Zamora, Elite 40 Program Coordinator; and Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer. Continue reading