Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners will recognize volunteers from St. Clair Shores, and the county, during a meeting Thursday.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners will honor volunteers from a variety of organizations, groups, schools and more from St. Clair Shores and beyond during the full Board meeting May 23 in Mount Clemens. Each person that will be honored donated at least 150 hours to volunteer activities in 2012, according to a release. “Volunteers play a very important role in our community by generously stepping up to serve their neighbors wherever help is needed without expecting anything in return,” said Board of Commissioners Chair David Flynn, in a release. “Each year, I am impressed and inspired by the amount of hard work and dedication that these volunteers put forth for the greater good of their community. The Board and I are thankful for all …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Dr. Jim Jacobs, a renown economist, delivered his annual address Wednesday in Chesterfield Township.
Dr. Jim Jacobs delivered his 29th annual Macomb County Economic Forecast in Chesterfield Township. Jacobs' speech, which was overall positive, noted that the county was expected to fare better in growth and recovery than the national economy in 2013. County officials, who attended the speech, reacted to the forecast with enthusiasm. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel said Jacobs' points, such as strides in the housing market and labor force, are "encouraging to know." New Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Flynn said, "I think that community leaders and elected officials need to have cautious optimism and understand that our recovery is going to be steady but incremental." Commissioner Kathy Vosburg, who previously served…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Voters in St. Clair Shores returned Sarah Roberts to the Michigan House of Representatives, Michael Boyle and Veronica Klinefelt to the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and retained the incumbents on the Lake Shore Board of Education.
Former State Rep. Sarah Roberts will return to the Michigan House of Representatives after defeating Candice Rusie in the general election, according to unofficial results from the Macomb County Clerk's Office. Roberts, a Democrat, received 65 percent of the vote in the Michigan House District 18 race against Rusie, a Republican, who is currently a member of the St. Clair Shores City Council. Roberts served in the Michigan House from 2008-2010. Voters also elected Veronica Klinefelt, a Democrat, to the District 3 seat in the Macomb County Board of Commissioners. She received 68 percent of the vote against Republican Randell Shafer. Michael Boyle, a Democrat, received 58 percent of the vote against Zach Eineman in the race for the District …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Candidates for County Commission Districts 3 and 10 provided short biographies in advance of Tuesday's general election.
Voters in St. Clair Shores will take to the polls Nov. 6 to determine who will represent the city in the Macomb County Commission. Below are biographies provided by the candidates seeking office: Randell J. Shafer (R) Veronica Klinefelt (D) Zach Eineman (R) Michael A. Boyle (D)
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Voters selected candidates for the two county commission seats which include St. Clair Shores.
St. Clair Shores will now have two representatives on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners. Following the 2000 U.S. Census, the city was divided into two districts that include neighboring communities. All results are unofficial, and must be certified.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Rachel Koresky, an intern for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, says she's concerned about the lack of civic involvement and low voter turnout of young voters.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Dear Editor: The right to vote is the single most important individual power we wield as citizens. In 2004, the 18-29 year old electorate cast 20.1 million votes. This rivaled that of the much-coveted senior vote, whose electorate cast 22.3 million votes in the same election. There are currently 46 million voters between the ages of 18 and 29 in the United States — at 46 million, this millennial generation is the largest generation in U.S. history, and represents more than 20 percent of the electorate. Political scandals, unpopular wars, and crises such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina have shaped this generation’s world-view, and it has witnessed first-hand how choosing a leader means deciding the direction our future. Despite this, in the …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The county committee is the latest in a string of government officials to take a stand against Spice, a designer drug that's been sold throughout the state.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Justice and Public Safety Committee passed resolutions Tuesday against K2, also known as Spice. The resolutions—in support of a state Senate bill banning the designer drug and encouraging residents to oppose K2—will go before the full board Thursday night in Mount Clemens for approval, according to the county. “These substances have shown to be a hazard to public health and safety, and it is clear that they need to be regulated in our community and beyond,” Commissioner Phil DiMaria, who chairs the Justice and Public Safety Committee, said in a prepared statement. Macomb County officials signed a public health order Monday that prohibits businesses from selling K2. The county also launched a public…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Citizens who dedicated their time in places across the county will be honored June 23.
The Macomb County Board of Commissioners will honor 55 outstanding volunteers June 23 in Mount Clemens. Citizens who are expected to be recognized by the board have volunteered hundreds—even thousands—of hours to churches, schools and organizations across the county. Among the places they've spent time working in are Chesterfield, Clinton, Macomb and Shelby townships, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights and Mount Clemens. The board accepted nominations for volunteers and is expected to present awards during its meeting, with a reception slated to take place afterward. “Each year that I am involved with the volunteer awards, I come away with a deep appreciation for the people who so generously give of their time in this county,” Board …