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PONTIAC SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS SPRING 2021
We’re excited to celebrate the amazing partnership the Pontiac School District has with UWM (United Wholesale Mortgage). Our relationship with UWM, formerly United Shore, is an important one. The company has provided the school district with funds, volunteers and even made several families’ holidays incredibly bright this past year. This past summer, UWM held a charity week in support of PSD. It was a five-day celebration of philanthropy hosted by 145 summer team members (or interns) and the goal was to provide educational tools to help ease the burden of remote learning during COVID-19. Full-time team members at UWM participated in a virtual 5K walk, along with a splash bash, basket raffle, dollars for the district, and a golf outing. During charity week UWM raised over $66,000 that resulted in their generous donation of tools and training for students and staff. To help take on virtual learning challenges, the donations included:
In addition to these donations, UWM has continued to donate thousands of dollars to the district for use for attendance incentives, remote learning, or to help the students in their transition back to full-time, inperson learning.
Beyond their monetary donations, the team members at UWM are also extremely generous with their time. Whenever we have a call for volunteers, they are always ready, willing, and able to help with whatever we need. And to top 2020 on a high note, UWM donated gifts to families this past holiday season, including TVs, bikes, and vacuums, among other things.
We are beyond appreciative and grateful for all they do with the district and are excited to shine a spotlight on them! Find out More.
The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition (GPCC), alongside The Committee of 50 and Oakland University announces the development and coming of
Set for October 8th & 9th of 2021, the Greater Pontiac Community Coalition, along with Oakland University, and the Pontiac Young Progressives, are planning a series of Leadership Symposiums. There will be a three-tier Leadership, Development and involvement process, to evaluate and advise people of the Community who desire Government, Corporate, Community Business Leadership and community involvement. This Symposium will provide valuable information and exposure to those interested in running for Mayor, Pontiac City Council, Library Board and Business positions in November 2021 and beyond. With so much at stake – COVID-19 Relief, Unemployment, Phoenix Center resolution, MDOT Woodward Loop, Marijuana resolutions, housing and land development and entrepreneurship, including Vision for our City and council.
Each symposium is designed to meet the needs of individuals with a Vision, who exhibit the following characteristics: Ability to work together, Leadership experience, Consensus Builder, Knowledge of Community, Business, and Corporate Engagement. These sessions will include a look at the seven pillar Oakland University/Pontiac Partnership.
Over the next few weeks, we will list people who desire to run or engage in the three (3) symposium sessions. The symposium will not offer endorsements but will share knowledge, experience, wisdom and sensitivity for leadership development.
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Quest Cheer and Dance, LLC
July 14, 2021
" Making Dreams Come True."
Over the last 13 years, Quest has won several National Championships. During the Pandemic, our goal was to continue to provide an outlet for our youth to help confront Mental Health issues such as Anxiety, Depression ADHD, etc., and the thought of the unknown as well as Nutritional and fitness values.
Quest competed virtually in the middle of the pandemic and earned a full Paid bid to the AAU West Coast Junior Olympic Games in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2021.
Quest went to Las Vegas, and all 5 teams attending received 1st place as well as solos and trios. The Senior Team (Blackout) and the Hip Hop (CASH) team received National Championship Rings.
Quest is a Competitive Travel Cheer Team that Travels all over the United States and has been invited to international places. Quest provides experience and exposure for athletes that may never have an opportunity to visit anywhere other than the City of Pontiac. This program has a cost affiliated however the cost is sliced over half of the cost of other programs across other communities and states due to being in an underprivileged community, however, they receive the same quality of service. This program is teaching youth about giving back to their community at an early age.
Quest has served in the community in many different capacities in the community-
Quest loves the community and giving back is important to the program.
For more events and to find out what's happening around town visit LocalHop today!
EPA announces additional Environmental Justice Grant funds and extended deadline
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the potential availability of additional Environmental Justice (EJ) grant funds of up to $10.5 million under the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program and the Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program for projects focusing on air quality and drinking water quality. The deadline has been extended to June 1, 2021.
Approximately 100 projects under the EJSG program for up to $75,000 for one-year projects and 46 EJCPS projects for up to $200,000 for two-year projects can potentially be awarded nationwide. Read More.
Oakland County Health Division COVID-19
Update on Vaccine Clinics and Doses for the Week of May 18 – 24
Pontiac, Michigan - Oakland County is expanding its reach to host community and school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Beginning the week of May 24, Oakland County Health Division will collaborate with other providers, municipalities, and school districts to ensure all Oakland County residents have access to the vaccine at familiar locations near their homes.
"By holding pop-up clinics within minutes of your home and among your neighbors, we're hoping to attract residents who may not have felt comfortable driving a long way to larger clinics," County Executive Dave Coulter said. "Plus, now that residents 12 and up are eligible for the vaccine, we want to make it easy for kids and their parents or guardians to get vaccinated." Read More.
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The Pontiac Commercial Historic District
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
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.
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.