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County Executive - Executive Focus Newsletter Spring 2017

Executive Focus Newsletter Spring 2017

Mark's Message
Selfridge offers ways to get involved in centennial birthday
Spring 2017 Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale has begun
Annual Sprint & Splash event helps to enhance Macomb County’s recreational assets
Macomb Business Awards winners announced

Mark’s Message

The New Year has been busy for me right out of the gate. Currently, I am really working to promote the fact that Selfridge Air National Guard Base is being considered as a site for the F-35 Lightning II, the military's new 5th Generation fighter. In an effort to encourage this decision, just a few weeks ago, Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Macomb County officials, along with a group of dedicated community partners, announced the launch of MIF35.org, a website designed to highlight all the benefits Selfridge and the community would realize if the base is able to secure the arrival of the F-35.

Over the next six months, the county will be working hand in hand with the state of Michigan, the Michigan Defense Center, our congressional delegation, local legislators and defense partners in, and around, southeast Michigan to showcase Selfridge. I hope you will join in this effort. 

Also, since my last newsletter in December, I attended the 2017 North American International Auto Show. In case you didn’t know, right now, automotive investment is at an all-time high in Macomb County.

  • Since 2010, the auto industry has invested $7.4 billion in Macomb County including 123 separate investments above $1 million.
  • The “Detroit Three” account for $4.8 billion of that total, which includes significant commitment to developing technologies for connected cars and also testing autonomous vehicles in both private facilities and public streets.
  • Combined, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company and General Motors employ more than 35,000 people and operate 10 facilities in the county, covering more than 25 million square feet.
  • In addition, there are more than 1,600 manufacturers in Macomb County employing more than 69,000 individuals.

You may have also seen another new face around in our Department of Roads office. In October, I appointed Bryan Santo as the new director of the department, but he officially started in his new post on Jan. 1, 2017. Santo took the place of Roads Director Bob Hoepfner, who retired on Dec. 31, 2016 after 43 years of service to Macomb County.

As director of the Department of Roads, Santo will manage the department’s 236 employees and a budget of over $119 million. He will also be responsible for overseeing the design and construction of multi-million dollar rehabilitation and capacity reconstruction road projects and keep in direct contact with the Michigan Department of Transportation and local municipalities to coordinate construction projects. The Department of Roads maintains more than 1,700 miles of roadway with over 900 traffic signals and 60,000 signs.

Since 1994, Santo has worked as a project engineer for the Department of Roads. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan. I know Santo will do an excellent job as director of our Roads Department because he has the background to get the job done.

I’d also like to take a moment to welcome all of the new officials that were elected in November. They officially began their new jobs on Jan. 3 this year.

County offices
Candice S. Miller, Public Works Commissioner
Lawrence Rocca, Treasurer
Karen A. Spranger, Clerk/Register of Deeds

Board of Commissioners
Leon Drolet
Phil Kraft
Robert Leonetti
Elizabeth Ann Lucido
Joseph V. Romano

Judge of Circuit Court – 16th Circuit
Rachel Rancilio
Michael E. Servitto

Looking forward, I invite all of you to consider participating in two upcoming events. One is McLaren Macomb’s Let’s Move Festival of Races on April 29. The purpose of the event is to promote healthy living, especially to our youth. I will be participating, and I urge you to do so as well. I will also be at our upcoming Hotcakes for Hunger event the morning of May 7 flipping pancakes with other local celebrities to help raise money and encourage food donations for the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. I hope to see you there! All donations from this event will ultimately go to our Macomb County Food Program, which provides food to local hungry people.

Selfridge offers ways to get involved in centennial birthday

By Dr. Keith Defever
President, Selfridge Base Community Council

One of the region’s largest events of 2017 is going to be Selfridge Air National Guard Base’s Open House & Air Show Aug. 19-20. Even more exciting about this bi-annual event is that Selfridge is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Attendance is expected to approach 300,000 spectators, especially in light of the fact that the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are slated to perform.

As you can imagine, putting on such an event requires many contributors to make it a success. Selfridge has a variety of ways you, or your business, can get involved in the Centennial Open House & Air Show, from renting a chalet to providing content for our event brochure.

In addition, there are also other events set up throughout the year to celebrate the base’s centennial celebration. Titled "Inspiring the Next Generation – STEM," these events will be hosted in Wayne, Macomb and St. Clair counties and fit well with our charter of community focus on education. The Inspiring the Next Generation – STEM events include Women in Aviation in St. Clair April 28, Michigan Defense Opportunities in Macomb May 19 and Tuskegee Airmen Heritage in Wayne County May 26. These events are expected to engage approximately 900 local high school students.  

For more information on how to get engaged in the Centennial Open House & Air Show, visit TeamSelfridge.com.

Centennial promotional videos on the Selfridge YouTube page can be found at the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yEb_tUsCRI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLvIBdL-RE0

Spring 2017 Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale has begun

As part of the Green Macomb initiative, the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is working with the Sanilac/St. Clair Conservation District to bring a new Spring Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale to Macomb County’s residents and business owners.

Historically, the spring sale has been geared toward rural and agricultural communities, selling smaller trees in larger quantities. Through the efforts of Green Macomb and the Sanilac/St. Clair Conservation District, this year’s sale provides an opportunity to buy smaller quantities of slightly larger tree stock for those in more urban and suburban areas of the county. For business owners, this is an inexpensive way to install new landscaping.

Planting trees provides many benefits including increased property values, cleaner air and water, lower energy bills, more attractive neighborhoods and healthier communities. This sale’s plant selection is specifically tailored to provide these benefits and increase local community tree canopy.

The public has the opportunity to purchase young bare-root trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs, native pollinator wildflower seeds, fruits and vegetables at very low prices. To place an order, download the order form at Green.MacombGov.org and mail the completed form with payment to the St. Clair Conservation District office by Thursday, April 6.

Orders will be available for pickup at Freedom Hill County Park during Macomb County’s Arbor Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 28 or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Orders will be filled on a first-come first-served basis as supplies may be limited. Remaining unsold stock will also be available for purchase on-site. Michigan State University Extension and Sanilac/St. Clair Conservation District representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide planting guidance and tree care advice.

Visit Green.MacombGov.org for more details about the sale and forthcoming information about Macomb County’s Arbor Day celebration at Freedom Hill County Park April 28.

Annual Sprint & Splash event helps to enhance Macomb County’s recreational assets

By Amanda Minaudo, senior planner for Macomb County Planning & Economic Development Department

We are well into the month of March. Spring will be here before we know it, and so will the 6th Annual Sprint and Splash Festival Races! Held on Saturday, June 17, the event is a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors and experience Macomb County’s beautiful natural assets.

In addition to being a great way to kick off summer through a variety of competitive events, plus music, food, craft beer and a multitude of vendors, Sprint and Splash also serves the unique purpose of acting as a fundraiser for organizations that promote and celebrate Lake St. Clair. Truly the heart of the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in North America and also one of the busiest recreational waterways in the Midwest. By sponsoring this event, you are supporting organizations that are working to improve the regional economy by increasing tourism to Lake St. Clair and its coastal communities while also striving to protect and restore Lake St. Clair, the Clinton River and the surrounding natural areas.

If you would like to support these organizations as well as advertise your business, this event will offer great promotional opportunities, as we are expecting over 1,000 participants and spectators. Consider being a part of the Beach Village which allows sponsors to have presence at the event with a 10-by-10-foot booth space. You can sell paraphernalia or give away promotional items, as well as have your organization’s logo on the website and race T-shirts. Can’t be at the event? Sprint and Splash offers several levels of sponsorship. For more information, visit www.SprintandSplash.com.

Sprint and Splash begins with a duathlon, which combines a 5K run and a 2-mile paddle (kayak or stand-up paddleboard). Sprint and Splash also offers a 5K Fun Run and Walk (for those who want to stay dry) and a 2-mile recreational SUP race. The Sprint and Splash Beach Village is open throughout the day, giving participants and spectators the option to visit local vendors before or after their race.

All of these aspects of the event allow local businesses the opportunity to really get involved at many levels. If you want to participate in the event, visit www.SprintandSplash.com for more information or to register online. The early registration discount ends on Sunday, April 16!

Macomb Business Awards winners announced

By Maria Zardis, Macomb County Planning & Economic Development Department 

Business leaders from across the region attended the 5th Annual Macomb Business Awards Feb. 14 at Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel joined Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development Director John Paul Rea to recognize the following award winners:

  • Champion of Workforce Development: R&E Automated Systems, Macomb Township

R&E specializes in all areas of turnkey automation including concept, design, prototyping, controls design and engineering, robotics and PLC programming, laser welding, joining, roller hemming and more. R&E has a dedicated, state-certified training center which provides training to young professionals looking to get into the industry, existing professionals looking to expand their knowledge and on-site training for its own employees. R&E has grown from 30 employees to more than 400 in the span of 10 years and continues to grow. The company recruits at local colleges and is very involved with local high schools and middle schools, helping them to grow their STEM programs.

  • Corporate Citizen: Binson's Medical Equipment and Supplies, Center Line

Binson’s is a family-owned-and-operated, full-service home medical equipment, medical supply and orthopedic company. Their customer base includes individuals, hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes, health plans and other providers. They are committed to helping defeat the diseases that impact the families they serve on a daily basis. Throughout the years, they have raised and donated funds to many charities including the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Muscular Dystrophy Association. They also played a big role in supporting the MDA Summer Camp and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure by donating the medical supplies and wheelchairs needed for attendees to participate at these events.

  • Diversification Leader: Baker Industries, Macomb Township

Still privately owned by the Baker family, Baker Industries has been in business for 24 years as a tier one and tier two supplier for automotive and aerospace industries. They began as a duplicating company and have evolved over the years to become a premier tooling and machining shop. With the goal of encompassing all the capabilities that their customers could wish for in a supplier, today Baker has expanded to include machining, fabrication, injection molding, tooling, 3-D printing, project management and quality assurance. With the addition of a 3-D printer, they have entered new markets including medical, agriculture, appliances, energy and defense.

  • Efficiency Expert: JEM Tech Group, Clinton Township

JEM is dedicated to helping customers with information technology products and services to transform their mission-critical environments into energy-efficient areas. They provide corporations with efficiency studies to assess their baseline energy consumption, determine problem areas and provide recommendations. Improvements may include reorganizing room layouts, equipment upgrades or airflow management devices. JEM also provides hardware and software that analyzes power consumption down to each outlet. Knowing the amount of power servers the customer is using can help determine what equipment can be better utilized or consolidated. JEM can help companies eliminate 30 percent in energy costs, resulting in significant savings.

  • Model of OneMacomb: Arts Academy in the Woods High School, Fraser

Arts Academy in the Woods is a free public high school where students can major in the fine and performing arts while also fulfilling their academic requirements. They promote racial, cultural and gender diversity, and this is reflected in the makeup of their student body. Since their founding, hundreds of students who were uncomfortable fitting in at other schools have felt welcomed and accepted in this school community. Arts Academy in the Woods begins each school year with a three-day diversity training for new students which is led by current students. Here, students develop a cultural awareness and respect that will benefit them for a lifetime.

  • Startup Business to Watch: United Shore Professional Baseball League, Utica

USPBL is the first professional independent baseball league in Southeast Michigan. The league’s inaugural season in 2016 featured three teams: Utica Unicorns, Eastside Diamond Hoppers and Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers. USPBL attracted more than 225,000 fans during its first season at Jimmy John’s Field. Starting the league was a Herculean task that included working with city and county officials, securing corporate sponsors, constructing a state-of-the-art stadium, designing team logos and uniforms, hiring more than 400 employees, marketing and launching a baseball finishing school. USPBL has significant plans for growth in the future including a fourth team next season and additional stadiums in the future.

In addition to the above-mentioned awards, Rea also recognized Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works! as the Economic Development Partner of the Year. The Beacon of Economic Development award was presented to Dr. Jim Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College.

Fox 2 Detroit’s Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton served as co-emcees. Keynote speaker Richard Sheridan, founder, CEO and chief storyteller for Menlo Innovations, spoke about joy, creativity and human energy in the workplace. Digital First Media Publisher Jeannie Parent presented how to leverage the local media through successful partnerships. This event was sponsored by Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, along with support from Advancing Macomb, Automation Alley and First State Bank.

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County Executive - Macomb Matters May 2017 Issue 54

Mark’s Message
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day big success
Department Highlight – Macomb Food Program
CARROT Survivor Challenge boasts 12 finalists, MCA employee final winner
Macomb’s Memories – The Macomb County Jail
Paw Print

Recipe Corner
May 2017 Renovation Report
For Your Benefit
Event Calendar
County-sponsored events (Blood Drive) (Family Day at Jimmy John’s Field) (Sprint & Splash
March New Hires/Retirees
Blog Log
News Nook

Macomb Matters pdf

Mark’s Message

Summer is finally here and along with the season comes so many great opportunities to enjoy Macomb County. If you’re looking for something to do, definitely stay engaged with our Make Macomb Your Home website. We are currently focusing on our On The Water feature, which promotes all of the awesome water-related activities, from kayaking to fishing, available here. We have recently written a blog about all the fantastic farmers markets now open in the county and, a few weeks ago, we launched our Day Camp Fun in Macomb resource which features day camps available locally this summer for children 6 to 17 years old.

Also, don’t forget to enjoy two of Macomb County’s best entertainment venues: Freedom Hill, which has a great concert lineup for this summer, and, Jimmy Johns Field, which has games every Thursday through Sunday until Sept. 10. There really are countless ways to make Macomb your home this summer. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check out this article from the Macomb Daily

A few weeks ago, we received notice that Health, Community Corrections and Roads all received Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

These awards are given in 21 different categories that represent different services provided by counties nationally. Our county earned five of the 21 total given out statewide.

Of the departments under the direction of the County Executive Office, three were awarded to Health, one to Community Corrections and one to the Department of Roads, who was also honored for Best in Category.  

Health

Community Corrections

Roads (Best in Category)

Congratulations to all our winners. You make us all proud, demonstrating for the nation Macomb County’s innovative programs.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day a big success

By Macomb County Human Resources and Labor Relations

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day was a huge success thanks to volunteers and participating departments. Nearly 100 children attended various events throughout the county. Employees and children alike enjoyed hands-on activities with Public Works, Animal Control, Judge Matthew Switalski, COMTEC, Michigan State University Extension and the Sheriff's Office. The program was dedicated to helping our county's daughters and sons explore their future opportunities at work and in their communities.

Lakeisha Johnson, an employee with Macomb County’s Friend of the Court, said her son and niece thoroughly enjoyed the day.

“I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in Bring Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. My son Caleb and niece Ja'Mya had such a wonderful experience – they can't stop talking about it. From the water display, to the patrol dog and most certainly COMTEC! We had an amazing time running from place to place. I have to admit I was amazed myself to find out all the exciting and educational facts we learned together. Most of all, we had fun with my job. I really can't wait until next year to do it all over again. This was the most fun I've had here at Macomb County since 2015!”

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Department Highlight – Macomb Food Program

By Sarah Cormier, Macomb County Executive Office

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In Charge: Linda Azar – Division Director for Child and Family Services

Location: Vic Wertz Warehouse, 44900 Vic Wertz Drive, Clinton Township

Number of employees: Three full time and three part time (mostly volunteer based)

Description of department: As part of Macomb Community Action, the Macomb Food Program is a food bank which is dedicated to stocking the shelves of over 50 pantries and hunger mission organizations throughout Macomb County. The program also administers other food distribution programs such as The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which help supplement the diets of low-income seniors and families. Macomb Food Program is also a distributor of Focus Hope for qualifying seniors. Food distribution additionally includes a mobile food pantry and food recovery. The program also supports education, food safety and other programming for our partners.

How the department fulfills its objective: Fundraising, community support, grants, food drives and partnering with other organizations such as Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest allows the program to distribute over 3 million pounds of food annually to over 283,000 individuals. One of our largest food drives is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive which brings in over 300,000 pounds of food into our program ann ually, helping us to distribute more food to the community.

Goals of the program: To feed the hungry in Macomb County through food distribution to pantries and other hunger mission organizations by stocking their shelves and ensuring families in need can receive assistance. Pantries are located throughout Macomb County. The Macomb Food Program makes every effort to provide healthy and culturally appropriate food to families

Accomplishments: Food recovery, which allows the Macomb Food Program the ability to bring fresh food options to low income senior housing sites. The Macomb Food Program’s new fresh mobile pantry encourages not only healthier food options but brings fresh fruits and vegetables to seniors and children who lack access. Macomb Food Program also provides healthy eating education as well as food distribution through our client-choice pantry at the Macomb County Family Resource Center in Mount Clemens, where families can access other services as well as food support. Just recently, Macomb Food Program expanded its commercial-grade freezer in our warehouse, doubling the capacity of frozen food stored for our customers. The expansion was made possible through funding provided by TEFAP.

CARROT Survivor Challenge boasts 12 finalists, MCA employee final winner

By Macomb County Healthstyles

Macomb County's very first CARROT Survivor Challenge was a huge success. The challenge is a last-person-standing competition – it requires participants to make their personalized activity goal each day to stay in the contest. As it turns out, we had a record 12 staff members still alive in the challenge after 63 days (the previous record for a CARROT survivor was four!).

In keeping with the contest rules, a random drawing was held to determine the winner. The drawing winner, Terena Tubbs with the Macomb Community Action Head Start, was a great example of the dedication demonstrated by each of the 12 finalists. When she began the challenge on March 1, Terena's daily goal was about 4,400 steps. She proceeded to make her goal every day for the next two months, regularly walking more than 10,000 steps daily by the end of the competition!

“The reason why I participated is because one of my co-workers, Leonora Ruffner, encouraged me to get up and get moving. So I did, and then the invitation for the survivor competition came, and I joined because I always wanted to be in a survivor competition,” said Terena. “What drove my dedication was receiving the coins and being able to purchase awesome gift cards. What truly motivated me was achieving the goal that the CARROT app provided for me every day. When I achieved the goal for the day, it gave me confidence and motivated me to do it again the next day.”

Terena said the app and competition have encouraged her to stay healthy.

“It was well worth the effort because of the health benefits that came with walking every day,” she said. “My blood pressure decreased, I lost weight, my body doesn't ache, and I feel so much better. I feel great!”

To take advantage of the county’s free CARROT Wellness Program:
1) download the app (search “carrot wellness” on the app store).
2) sign in with your phone number.
3) enter your Macomb County email address on the “Wellness” screen.
4) click on the link in the verification email from CARROT, then return to CARROT and refresh.

Contact Healthstyles or CARROT (support@carrotwellness.com) if you have any questions. And congratulations to Terena and all of the finalists for their great accomplishment!

Macomb’s Memories

The Macomb County Jail, 1882-1959
By Cynthia S. Donahue, Macomb County Facilities and Operations

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The county’s fifth jail was located on Front Street (N. Gratiot) in Mount Clemens and was completed in 1882. The architect was Northup J. Gibbs and the builder was Mr. Heath. The cost of the facility came close to $11,000 upon completion. The building consisted of two parts: the dwelling and the jail proper facing the river. The dwelling had a frontage of 42 feet facing Front Street, while the measurement from front to rear was 30 feet. The dimensions of the jail part were 30 by 32 feet, with the dwelling having two stories and a basement

The basement had two cellars, a kitchen and dining room, and one bedroom. The main floor was the sheriff’s office, sitting room, bedroom and parlor. The second floor consisted of four chambers, a closet, and a restroom with 10-foot ceilings. The jail section was on the river slope and was comprised of three stories with 18 cells.  

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It is exceedingly difficult to ascertain just how the jail fit upon the small slope adjacent to the south side of the Crocker Bridge that we see today. The above aerial view, courtesy of the Mount Clemens Public Library, shows the placement of the jail in 1950. A notable difference from today’s setting is the location of the Macomb Bridge; it was located on the east side of the County Building. The Crocker Bridge replaced it in 1960 and was located on the west side of the building. Additional changes were the widening of Gratiot. 

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The county moved to the new jail on Elizabeth Road in 1954 leaving the dilapidated building to the Mount Clemens Police Department. The city used the building until 1959 as a lockup for the police department and as the distributing center for surplus commodities.

The old jail had become a community hazard and was demolished in December 1959. The Mount Clemens police moved to temporary headquarters in a garage on Pine Street until facilities became available in the new municipal building in 1960.

Paw Print

By Macomb County Animal Control

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We had two very successful events in April/May that reminded everyone at the department how important our work here is. Between the Bissell Empty the Shelter and Fill the Trailer with Pet Supplies Plus in Clinton Township events, the department was able to adopt out over 30 animals and take in thousands of pounds of pet food to help Macomb County's seniors in need feed their companion animals. We look forward to the continued support from our fellow county workers and the community as a whole as we start our busy spring/summer season taking care of dogs, cats (especially kittens) and wildlife!

Recipe Corner
Provided by Michigan State University Extension

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Fluffy Key Lime Pie                                      

Serves 8

Ingredients:
¼ cup boiling water
1 package (0.3 ounce) sugar-free lime gelatin
2 cartons (6 ounce each) key lime yogurt
1 carton (8 ounce) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (6 ounce)

Directions:
In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Whisk in yogurt. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate until set, approximately two hours. 

Any flavor of sugar-free gelatin and yogurt can be substituted for lime. 

Nutritional Facts:
Calories per serving: 194
Fat:  3 grams
Carbohydrates:  33 grams
Protein:  3 grams

Submitted by:  MSU Extension
Source:  Taste of Home

For Your Benefit

By Macomb County Human Resources and Labor Relations

Macomb County values its employees by offering competitive benefits to those who are eligible. Additionally, voluntary benefits are available to supplement current benefits and offer income protection, long-term care, legal assistance and even insurance for a beloved pet. Voluntary benefits include:

  • Short-term disability – offered by AFLAC
  • Long-term care for employee and spouse – offered by Life Secure
  • Pet insurance – offered by Nationwide
  • Critical care protection – offered by AFLAC
  • Legal plan – offered by Legal Shield
  • Term life insurance for employee, spouse and children – offered by The Hartford 
  • Accident insurance – offered by AFLAC (New 2017).

    Benefit Open Enrollment will be June 1 through June 30 with an Aug. 1, 2017 effective date.

Informational meetings will take place as follows:

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 24

Board of Commissioners Board Room
1 South Main – 9th Floor
Mount Clemens

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 25

VerKuilen Building – Assembly Room B
21885 Dunham Road
Clinton Township

The enrollment schedule for individual meetings will be posted on our Intranet. You may also contact TMR & Associates at (800) 529-1663 for additional information and scheduling.

The following benefits are available for enrollment any time throughout the year:

  • The County Deferred Compensation (457) Plan through Vanguard
  • The opportunity to plan and prepare for college expenses for your children through the Michigan Education Savings Plan (MESP).
     

County-sponsored events
Macomb County MSU Extension wants you to R.E.L.A.X.

MSU Extension Spring Plant Exchange returns
Yoga At The Hill Returns for Second Year
Macomb Food Collaborative presents the 6th annual All about Food: From Farm to Fork conference
Tour Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair Flats on a Summer Discovery Cruise

Blog Log
Summer sport camps bring skills, sweat to Macomb County
Great summer camps for the artist in every child
United Shore Professional Baseball League season
Building community through gardening
Keeping things fresh at Macomb County farmers markets

News Nook
Make Macomb Your Home launches Day Camp Fun in Macomb resource
Lockheed Martin visits Macomb County to connect with potential suppliers
Macomb County wins five NACo Achievement Awards, including Best in Category
Community Mental Health receives grants to fight substance abuse
Innovate Mound sends representatives to Washington D.C.
County celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting, sale

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