Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across 13 countries and met more than a million people, is making a stop in Ferndale this Sunday as she travels 6,000 miles across the United States.
She began her journey from the Syrian border and carries a message of hope for immigrants, refugees and displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families. Her urgent message is simple – “don’t forget us.”
Her stop at the Funky Ferndale Art Fair, where Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter will greet her, illustrates Oakland County’s commitment to the Welcoming America movement, promoting inclusive communities around the United States that believe when everyone feels safe and accepted, then the community thrives.
Almost 500 people gathered at the Oakland County Courthouse on June 14 for the first official Juneteenth celebration, including raising the Juneteenth flag above the courtyard, and witnessing the dedication of Elizabeth Denison Forth’s historical marker.
Some of the best and brightest young professionals who live or work in Oakland County came together last week to receive their Oakland Together 40 Under 40 Program awards. These individuals exemplify Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter’s vision for a community working together to leverage its strengths, address its challenges, and find value in working with regional partners.
Oakland County Executive, David Coulter, will deliver the 2023 State of The County address next week on Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. live from the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield Township.
Congratulations to the members of the Oakland Together 40 Under 40 Class of 2023!
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.