Food Program Volunteers Recognized
On Sept. 11, the Macomb Food Program recognized more than 150 volunteers who help the program its network of more than 50 pantries throughout Macomb County.
COMTEC Shown to the World
Macomb County’s COMTEC was chosen as a tour site for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress conference at Cobo Center, Detroit last week. ITS involves technical innovations that apply to the efficiency and safety of ground transportation systems.
The tours showed visitors how Macomb County manages traffic operations. This will make COMTEC one of the most toured public facilities as a part of the World Congress.
Hackel, Randazzo Featured at Pet Conference
The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance presented Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel with an Elected Official's Homeless Animal Friend award during the organization's conference on Sept. 4. Macomb County Animal Chief Jeff Randazzo was also a featured speaker at the conference.
Feel free to check out any of the events listed below -- or look at our events calendar -- for additional ways to be involved either at work or around Macomb County!
NextGEN Macomb Invites Young Professionals to Attend an Informal Mixer, Participate in Survey
NextGEN Macomb, a young professionals group in Macomb County, is inviting the public to join them at a launch party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Three Blind Mice in Mount Clemens. The event is sponsored by Macomb County Planning and Economic Development. Read More...
Healthstyles Brings Lunch and Learn to Employees
Mount Clemens Santa Parade Seeks Volunteers
SEMCOG and MAC Survey Asks for Citizen Perspectives on Driving Behaviors
In an effort to impact quality of life in Southeast Michigan by keeping our roads and highways safer, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and its partner organization MAC, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, have launched a survey to gather driver perceptions on dangerous activities behind the wheel. Read More...
Blog About It
By Melissa Roy, Assistant Macomb County Executive
Storytelling… It’s a skill that can make gatherings more enjoyable, experiences more memorable and can give life and vibrancy to its subject matter. It’s also the latest transformation in media and communications. Blogging is a way to showcase something with more life and a humanized twist. Great media writers have been doing this for years in the New York Times (think: Russell Baker), Detroit Free Press (think: Neal Shine) or Macomb Daily (think: Chad Selewski). Read More...
Macomb County’s Health Leader Gets Diversity Award
Baseball Stadium is a Macomb Home Run
Sterling Heights Dedicates First Paddle Landing Site
Labor Day Lawn Chores
By Kevin Frank, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
The Labor Day holiday signals the unofficial end to summer and also a great reminder that September is a key time for homeowners looking to spruce up the lawn.
It’s a busy time of year with school starting, fall sports kicking into full gear, and of course lawn chores preparing for winter. Throughout most of Michigan, the summer of 2014 will likely be remembered for cool temperatures and adequate if not excessive rainfall. Some will also remember 2014 as the summer the turf would never quit growing. Probably the biggest challenge I’ve seen with most lawns is simply a lack of fertility. With perfect growing conditions, turf has burned through fertilizer applications quicker than normal resulting in many lawns starting to lose density and becoming invaded by pests such as white clover and rust. Read More...
Employee Focus - Our Mr. Fix-its
Macomb's Memories - George Caram Steeh
Pets of the Month
By Jeff Randazzo, Chief, Macomb County Animal Shelter
Hi! My name is Wilmer. I am a neutered male, pit-bull-terrier mix.
And I'm Hollywood, a domestic medium shorthair cat.
For more information on us or any other available pets, call (586) 469-5115 or visit the Adopt a Pet webpage.
Click here for Macomb County's full list of all the June/July 2014 new hires/retirees.