Week of 2.20.17

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Bates Street Society Dinner

The Community House Board of Directors welcomed 200 to the second annual dinner ($200, $250 tickets) honoring significant donors ($25,000 plus). It also saluted community Pillars of Vibrancy who were toasted at a preliminary champagne reception. The 2017 Pillars are: Culture - architect Victor Saroki and publisher of Downtown Publications David Hohendorf; Wellness - Richard Astrein and Beaumont Hospital President Rosanna Morris; Philanthropy - Lois Shaevsky and George Miller; Education - Margaret Matthes. They were eulogized by house CEO/President Bill Seklar and received tribute pins from past pillars before joining the dinner crowd.
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oakland confidential

March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»
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Birmingham looking for volunteers

02/03/2017 - Birmingham city officials have announced openings on several boards and committees, representing a wide range of opportunities and interests.

Whether your area of interest is art, history, television and cablecasting, architecture, storm water and sewer operations, or transportation, there is an opportunity for residents to make a difference and participate in the community.

Some of the committees meet once a month; others twice a month; and others, as needed.

The Advisory Parking Committee is seeking two members, one of which is building owner, the other a restaurant owner.

The Architectural Review Board is looking for one member who is a resident and a licensed Michigan architect.

The cablecasting board is seeking one regular member and one alternate.

The Historic District Study committee needs three regular members.

The Multi-Modal Transportation Board has openings for two alternate members.

The Storm Water Utility Appeals Board has vacancies for three regular members and two alternates.

The Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority is seeking one regular member.

Requirements for each board or committee, as well as how to apply, can be found at the city clerk's office or on the city's website.

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