Board recognizes Anderson's contributions


 On Thursday, March 21, members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners joined Commissioner Mattie Hatchett in honoring Francile Anderson for her life-long contributions to Oakland County as part of the Board’s recognition of Women’s History Month.

Anderson’s contributions professionally as a teacher, community volunteer, and leader have benefited Oakland County and countless civic, social, political, educational, and youth organizations over years.
She currently serves as chairperson of the Boy Scouts Achievers Breakfast, chairperson of the Michigan Public Education Task Force, and  chairperson of the Law Related Education Michigan Lawyers Auxiliary. She also serves on the Oakland Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Board, the Pontiac Oakland Symphony Board, the Oakland County Community Corrections Advisory Board, and is a member of the Louise Saks Parliamentary Unit.
Anderson is a former president of the Oakland County Bar Foundation; past president of the Pontiac Oakland Symphony Orchestra; past president of the Waterford Fellowship of Church Women and was co-organizer of the First Michigan Conference on Law-Related Education.
She has received numerous honors and was selected  as the 2010 Wonder Woman Award winner by the Women’s Official Network; the 2007 Community Service Award by Waterford Township; and recently received the 2012 Golden Oldie Award by the Detroit Rotary Club. She received the Oakland County  NAACP Valuable Community Contribution Award in 1971 and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Lawyers Auxiliary, which are only a few of the many awards she has received over the years.
In 1970, Anderson was listed in the Michigan Education Hall of Fame. She has awards named in her honor which include the 2007 Fran Anderson Michigan PTA Scholarship Award and the 1977 Pontiac Jaycees Annual “Francile Anderson Young Woman Education Award.”