Sunday, May 5, 2013
Patterson likens GOP House Speaker's leadership style to Adolf Hitler.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson apologized to the Jewish community after comparing GOP House Speaker Jase Bolger's leadership style to Adolf Hitler on Friday, according to the AP. On Friday, Patterson tweeted, “To those offended I apologize." Patterson had called Bolger "Adolf Bolger" duing a taping of "Off the Record" for public television, the report indicated. He said Bolger had embarrassed himself with recent behavior, including removing Democrats from committee assignments after Democrats compalined about GOP lawmakers leaving a hearing on auto insurance legislation, the report indicated. Read more on the Oakland Press.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Michael Webber honored by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
Michael Webber, vice president of the Rochester Hills City Council is among Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson's "Elite 40 Under 40" Class of 2013. Webber was chosen from more than 350 nominees for the honor, which highlights those who are excelling in their work field while giving back to the community. Patterson launched the Elite 40 Under 40 initiative in 2012 to identify young entrepreneurs and businesspeople who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, initiative and dedication in pursuing their careers and are improving the quality of life in their communities. The nominees must live or work in Oakland County. "They are creative entrepreneurs today and will be the leaders of our communities tomorrow," Patterson said in …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Patterson says county has added about 45,000 jobs between 2012 and 2013.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooke Patterson says he is optimistic about the county's economic outlook, bouncing back after losing 60,000 jobs in 2009 by adding about 45,000 jobs between 2012 and 2013. Patterson made his remarks April 25 at the Economic Outlook Luncheon at the Marriot in Troy. Featured speakers included George Fulton and Donald Grimes of the Center for Labor Market Research.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Capt. Mark Newman is director of Public Services department.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Capt. Mark Newman as director of the Public Services department. Newman, commander of the Investigative and Forensic Services Division at the Oakland County Sheriff, will oversee the county’s Animal Control Division, Circuit Court Probation Division, Community Corrections Division, the Medical Examiner's Office, Michigan State University Cooperative Extension, and Veterans' Services Division. He begins his new role May 13. “Mark has had a distinguished career in law enforcement,” Patterson said. “His wealth of command experience will enable him to be an effective leader for the six divisions of the Public Services Department.” Newman said now is a great time to make this transition…
Monday, March 18, 2013
It's not likely, though it made for a good story during the official grand opening celebration of the Rochester Hills store.
The first 7-Eleven store in Rochester Hills was recently welcomed to the city's business family — and Oakland County's executive was ribbed as having had a place in the convenience store's history. David Walker of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce emceed the event and offered up some trivia about the store and its popular Big Gulp soft drink and Big Bite hot dog. "Rumor has it, these items were named after Brooks; he never does anything small - it's always big," Walker said about L. Brooks Patterson, who attended the event. The crowd, about 50 strong, burst into laughter, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Rochester Road store. Walker explained, tongue-in-cheek, that when the 32-ounce Big Gulp was …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
County executive announced launch of MITradeSchool.org, a website to help match trade schools with those looking to learn trades.
Innovation and diversification were the buzz words Thursday night as L. Brooks Patterson delivered his annual State of the County address. It was the Oakland County Executive's 19th such address, and this time he delivered it while seated. Patterson, who was seriously injured in a car accident six months ago, used a wheelchair to enter the stage. He then rose up from the wheelchair and with help, walked to the chair where he would sit to deliver his speech. He alluded briefly to the accident during his speech, pledging that "at next year's State of the County address, I will walk in here and stand at the podium." A crowd of about 500 inside the auditorium at Detroit Country Day School listened as Patterson talked about jobs, technology …
It's happening at 7 p.m.; here's the link to the livestream.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will deliver his 19th State of the County Address on Thursday night, and you can follow along with this livestream broadcast. The event, broadcast by CivicCenterTV.com, will begin at 7 p.m. According to a news release from the county, Patterson's speech will focus on "positive economic signs for Oakland County and the latest developments in job attraction, technology, management and budget, and quality of life." The Thursday night event, which will be held at Detroit Country Day School in front of an invitation-only audience of 500, is the biggest for Patterson since he returned to office after being injured in a car accident last August. In addition to outlining the state of the county, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The trial was set to start Friday against Anthony Prainito of Royal Oak.
Monday, December 31, 2012
L. Brooks Patterson is assembling an Elite 40 Under 40 class.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
You have until Dec. 31 to make nominations for L. Brooks Patterson's '40 Under 40.'
Know a mover and shaker in Oakland County? You can nominate that person for the Elite 40 Under 40 initiative developed last year by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Nominations are being accepted until Dec. 31 at www.AdvantageOakland.com. Patterson launched the Elite 40 Under 40 last year to identify outstanding professional and executive leaders who have achieved excellence in their field before the age of 40. Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett was among the inaugural class. “During our inaugural year of the Elite 40, we learned there are a tremendous number of young individuals who have achieved notable success while living or working in Oakland County,” said Patterson in a press release. “We believe the next class of Elite…