Oakland County Battles Human Trafficking with New Website

On January 11th, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Oakland County Health Division and Sheriff’s Office, held a press conference to address the issue of human trafficking. Also joining the commissioners were members of the public, community partners, law enforcement, and elected officials who are committed to promoting education and awareness about trafficking in Oakland County. Board Vice Chairman Michael Spisz opened the press conference with the announcement of the launch of a new website, a collaborative effort on behalf of the Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force and its partners. The website, www.oakgov.com/humantrafficking, is intended to be a primary source of information about human trafficking for the region. It provides information and support for victims, parents, advocates, professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about the issue and how to help.

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Oakland County nominated for 9 Government Social Media ‘Golden Post Awards’!

We’re pleased to announce that Oakland County Government has been nominated for 9 Government Social Media Golden Post Awards!

Awards2-300x111We’ve been working hard to promote events and to engage with Oakland County citizens through social media. We want to say thank you for connecting with us and ask for your help to vote for all of the Oakland County entries to make it to the “Finalist Round” by March 6th.

You may only vote once for each of the nine categories by Friday, March 6th.

Here are the instructions for public voting:
1. Click on Link to Vote below
2. Find the Oakland County entry
3. Click on the “Thumbs Up” icon
4. The Thumb will turn blue and will say “Thanks for voting!”

First time voters, please follow the directions in the pop-up window to sign up for List.ly – choose to login with either your: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Gmail account and then grant List.ly access to your account. PLEASE NOTE: This app does NOT post to the voter’s Social Media account automatically. Continue reading