Board announces plan for evaluating applications for county executive

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners has announced the members of a bipartisan candidate evaluation committee to review applications from the public for Oakland County executive. Members of the committee include Acting Board Chairperson Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Twp.), Gwen Markham (D-Novi), and Thomas F. Middleton (R-Clarkston).

Applications are available online on the board’s website at and are due by today at noon. The board began accepting applications last Wednesday, Aug. 7. The committee will host interviews on Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Committee Room A, which is located in the Oakland County Courthouse (Building 12E) at 1200 N Telegraph Road in Pontiac. Interviews will be open to the public and will be broadcast live on the Board’s website. An interview schedule will be posted to the Board’s website.

Under the provisions of the statute, the Board of Commissioners may consider appointing an individual to the position of Oakland County Executive within 30 days of the creation of the vacancy.

Action on the appointment may be considered at a rescheduled regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners to be held on Friday, Aug. 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Auditorium.

“The Board of Commissioners is committed to working with members of the current administration to preserve L. Brooks Patterson’s legacy,” said Board Chief of Staff Chris Ward. “Our focus will continue to be on leadership, transparency and good government for the people of Oakland County.”

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