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The Pontiac Marketing & Promotions Bureau (PMB) is a community-based platform for information exchange, positive promotions, and self-representation for existing and incoming Businesses, Community organizations and Government officials.

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Oakland University students use video conferencing software to provide literacy instruction to K-5 students

Article by Oakland University's CONNECT.


Elementary students within the School District of Pontiac participate in online tutoring sessions provided by OU Student. (Photo Credit: James Silvestri) 

RLA Department Develops Literacy Tutoring Program for Pontiac Elementary Students

Oakland University’s Department of Reading and Language Arts (RLA) has partnered with a variety of educational organizations in Pontiac to provide elementary students with additional literacy support. Read More.

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A ‘SUPER’ BACK-TO-SCHOOL WELCOME AT A PONTIAC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Herrington Elementary students received a superhero’s welcome on their first day of school Tuesday.

The Pontiac school has been closed for the past 18 months to its 420 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Wearing masks to comply with the Oakland County health order, students were cheered on by parents and staff as they made their way towards the building’s entrance. Marvel Entertainment characters including The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther and Deadpool handed out free pencils and other small gifts.

The superheroes were employees of the county’s Water Resources Commissioner office. Jim Nash, who heads that department, said employees dressed up in the same fashion two years ago and the reception was extremely positive.

This year’s festivities added comfort for students who were physically out of school for so long, he added.

“We’re just very involved in the community,” Nash said. “These folks (the superheroes) live in the community … and it’s just a good way to pay back to the community. It’s good to have the kids out here and welcome them back to school. My folks really like to do this and it’s fun.” 

Carlita Earl was hired as the school’s new principal in mid-August after 23 years with the Detroit public schools as a teacher and assistant principal. Find out More

Community Spotlight


Pontiac Creative Arts Center
North Oakland County, Inc.
47 Williams Street | Pontiac, Michigan 48341
Email: office@pontiacarts.com
Phone: 248-333-7849


Since 1964, the Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, has continued its mission of “Cultivating arts and culture in the community through exhibitions, education, and outreach.”


  • Ongoing exhibits are presented, workshops and classes are offered, and various community events are held throughout the year.
  • Youth, adult, and special programming keep the PCAC an active art hub in Pontiac and Southeast Michigan.
  • The PCAC averages many visitors each month with rotating classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, wood turning, dance, drumming, and ceramics.
  • Funding for the Pontiac Creative Arts Center comes from several sources including the Furlong Trust and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • They also receive money from grants, special fundraisers, donations, memberships, and an ongoing support from the community.
  • The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is also available for private and public rentals.

The PCAC is located at the corner of Williams and Lawrence Streets, west of Downtown Pontiac.
There is a private parking lot behind the building with access from Pike Street.





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Industry Woes: Water industry struggles with both competitive hiring and retiring workforce

By Taylor Haelterman

The national struggle to fill open jobs has added to existing concerns of replacing the large number of soon-to-be retirees for employers in the water industry.

More than 90% of the chambers of commerce across the nation report worker shortages holding back their economies, according to the United States Chamber of Commerce.

And the hiring struggle has not missed the Great Lakes region. Since the shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan has seen a significant drop in the labor force, making it more difficult to fill any open positions.

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Oakland County PRESENT OakAlert

​​In the event of an emergency, it is critically important for you to be prepared and for you to be informed. Oakland County is taking a proactive approach to enabling its citizens to be more aware of emergency situations that may impact individuals and businesses in Oakland County, by implementing the Oakland County Emergency Notification System (OakAlert).  OakAlert is an emergency notification system enabling and empowering interested parties to be aware of extreme incidents in Oakland County.

Examples include:

  • Chemical spills impacting public health
  • Outdoor warning siren activation (will not include other weather watches, warnings, or advisories)
  • Active shooter situations causing an evacuation or Shelter-In-Place orders

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The Pontiac Commercial Historic District
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pontiac Commercial Historic District is a primarily commercial historic district located roughly along East Huron and South Saginaw Streets, within loop of Wide Track Drive, in Pontiac, Michigan.

The core of the district, within the block bounded by Saginaw, Lawrence, Pike, and Wayne Streets, was originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. A boundary increase creating the present boundaries was listed in 1989. The district includes the Eagle Theater and the Grinnell Brothers Music House, also listed on the National Register. Read More. 

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Meet Our Leadership


Oakland County, Michigan


David Coulter, County Executive 

About David Coulter

​David Coulter is honored to serve as Oakland County's third County Executive. At this important juncture for our County, his inclusive style seeks to leverage the strength of county government and tap the broad diversity of our residents to open a new doorway for future progress.

Dave brings a wealth of local government and executive experience. He represented Southeast Oakland County on the Board of Commissioners from 2002-2010 where he was well-respected by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. While on the board, he was a member of the Finance committee which oversaw Oakland County's balanced three-year budget and started an innovative program that provided health insurance to over 5000 residents. Read More.


Pontiac, Michigan 


Deirdre Waterman, Mayor of the City of Pontiac

About Mayor Waterman

​On January 1, 2014, Dr. Deirdre Waterman was sworn-in as Mayor of the City of Pontiac, the first woman mayor in Pontiac’s long and storied history. In 2017, Mayor Waterman made history once again as the first mayor to earn a second term, signaling a strong message and mandate that Pontiac citizens believe in her vision for the future. As Mayor, she governs the city that she spent over four decades of her career collaborating with others to solve some of the city’s most challenging issues.

Under her diligent leadership, the City of Pontiac has recovered from the depths of 10 years of financial crisis and distress to achieve fiscal solvency and the restoration of municipal home rule. Read More.


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