Apply Now for Oakland County’s #OaklandTogether40 Under 40 Class of 2024

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 2024. The award program seeks individuals under the age of 40 who are innovators, succeeding in their professions, and providing significant and essential service to their communities.

Our 40 Under 40 classes have encompassed talent, skill, and excellence coupled with passion for public service and a commitment to significant and critical contributions to their communities. I have no doubt that the 2024 class will be no different, and I look forward to connecting with the people who are making such a difference in our county.

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter.

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A Kensington Metropark Adventure

Until last week more than a year had gone by since my last hiking adventure at 4,481-acre Kensington Metropark. Kensington is one of 13 Metroparks in Livingston, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne and Oakland counties managed by Huron-Clinton Metroparks, our regional park agency. Those parks cover almost 25,000 acres of land and according to the Metroparks website, they serve over 7.3 million visitors a year. As for the name Huron-Clinton, that’s because our Metroparks are along the Huron and Clinton Rivers.

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Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Revolutionizes Sewer Inspections with Artificial Intelligence

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash announced a new partnership with SewerAI, a California company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the way sewer infrastructure inspections are conducted. This technology allows Oakland County to harness the power of artificial intelligence to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of sewer maintenance.

Previously, sewer maintenance crews reported any irregularities or defects in a pipe’s interior by manually inspecting videos captured by closed-circuit television. Now, those videos are uploaded to SewerAI which uses its software to assess the pipe’s condition and identify abnormalities.

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Food Safety Best Practices During the Holidays

father and son making dinner

The end of the year is normally when friends and families come together to share conversations, make memories, have fun and, of course, eat! Cooking and food have a way of connecting people, especially during Michigan’s cold winters. But, nothing sours a meal more than food poisoning. Whether you’re a seasoned home chef or are green to cooking, it’s important to follow food safety tips.

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