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Office of County Executive
Mark A. Hackel

Macomb Matters September 2015 Issue 34

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New Hires/Retirees

Click here for a list of May-July 2015 new hires/retirees in Macomb County.

Calendar of Events

Click here for a fall calendar of events.

Macomb County to host one of biggest Manufacturing Day efforts in country

For the third year in a row, Macomb County will coordinate a countywide celebration of national Manufacturing Day. On Oct. 2, an estimated 1,500 students from high schools throughout the county will visit local companies to see manufacturing in action and meet the people who make things.

Click here to read more about Macomb County's participation in this national celebration.

COMTEC wins international award


Macomb County recently received an international award for innovative technology from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). The award was given for COMTEC's use of technology to combine Macomb County’s Department of Roads, Macomb County Sheriff Office’s Dispatch, Macomb County’s Office of Emergency Management and Macomb County’s Information Technology staff under one roof.  


Macomb Business Awards are returning-nominations sought

The Macomb Business Awards Breakfast will return for a fourth year on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Hosted by the Department of Planning & Economic Development, nominations for awards in six categories will be accepted between Sept. 23 and Nov. 3.  For more information, visit


Health check


Click here to read a full list of all the fun fall activities Healthstyles has scheduled for Macomb County employees.

Recipe Corner


Click here to get the recipe for chocolate chip zucchini bread. Yum!

Care Worklife Solutions for Sept.

CARE Worklife Solutions, the county's Employee Assistance Provider, offers several short skill builder e-learning opportunities for Macomb County employees that can be completed in 15-20 minutes and are focused on certain skills to enhance effectiveness.

Click here to read about September's skill builder.


Blog log

Check out our recent Make Macomb Your Home blogs to stay current on the most important happenings around Macomb County. If you have something you'd like to contribute, e-mail Sarah Cormier at

Fall brings in start of Macomb County high school sports season

Eastside bagel opens second Macomb County location

4-H students highlight of Armada Fair

Sterling Heights Dodge celebrates 50 years in business 

Click here to view a pdf version of Macomb Matters.

Mark's Message


Mark casual

The end of summer is here. Last time this newsletter went out, school had just let out and plans for summer fun in Macomb County were underway. Now, school is back in session and fall activities are starting to pile up.

One important project that has taken shape over the summer is the construction of the Administration Building’s south parking lot. Macomb County officials broke ground on phase one of this $65 million downtown Mount Clemens redevelopment project in early June. The project is still right on track to be completed in winter 2016.


Click here to read more Mark's Message.


Macomb County celebrates Welcoming Week


Macomb County joined many other municipalities throughout the United States in celebrating National Welcoming Week, Sept. 12-20, with a variety of activities designed to highlight Macomb County as a welcoming community.

Macomb County hosted a number of events during Welcoming Week, many of which were hosted by OneMacomb. OneMacomb was started by Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel to support Macomb County’s increasing cultural diversity and inclusion efforts.


learnNational Welcoming Week was started by Welcoming America, a national membership organization which offers tools, resources and a national network to help nonprofit and government partners transform their communities into more welcoming places. Welcoming Week is a nationwide event that highlights the contributions of immigrants to American communities.

Click to read Macomb County celebrates Welcoming Week.  


Paw Print

News from Macomb County Animal Control

pawsThe Animal Control Department has some amazing news! We have officially begun doing adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at Gibraltar Trade Center. This is a fantastic step for the department as it allows us more opportunities to find homes for our homeless pets. We are incredibly grateful to Gibraltar for the warm welcome and to the community for supporting us.  

In addition, the department has replaced a large section of our cages with brand new kennels that provide more space for the animals housed in them.



This improvement is thanks to a grant and is a sign of the continuing growth at Macomb County's Animal Control Department!

Please come by and see us at the department or at Gibraltar on Saturdays!

For more information on available pets, call(586) 469-5115 or visit


Employee Focus - Martha Waroway

Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board

By Sarah Cormier, Macomb County Executive Office


Most people can’t wait to retire. They spend all their working hours thinking about what they’ll do once they don’t have to clock in every day.

But not Martha Waroway, an accountant for the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board.

“I love working,” she said. “I love being around people. If I wasn’t working, I’d be volunteering. I think the way to stay as young as possible is to be involved.”

Click here to read more Employee Focus.


Macomb's Memories

Mount Clemens Civil War Sutler Store - 1863

By Cynthia S. Donahue, Macomb County Facilities and Operations


The buildings on the far right of the Medea Hotel are thought to be the old barracks from the Civil War.

Click to read more Macomb's Memories.


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