Oakland County’s #OaklandTogether40 Under 40 Class of 2023

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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.

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2023 Black History Month Events in Oakland County

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February is Black History Month! To learn more about Black history and culture, or gain awareness of the past, check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.

This originally began as Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976, following the Civil Rights movement, the weekly observance transformed into a month-long celebration. Since then, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation honoring the spirit of Black History Month.

Listen to Oakland County Executive David Coulter share his thoughts on Black History Month in the video below.

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Apply Now for Oakland County’s next #OaklandTogether40 Under 40 Class

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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.”

Oakland County Executive David Coulter

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.

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Roundtable on Public Transit in Oakland County

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter recently sat down with a panel of residents and community leaders who shared their perspectives on the challenges residents who rely on public transportation face in Oakland County. The roundtable was livestreamed on the County Executive Office Facebook page to educate the public about the Oakland Transportation Millage. Watch the roundtable:

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