Posted August 7th, 2023
Posted August 7th, 2023
Date: August 7, 2023
Macomb County Board of Commissioners
One South Main Street, 9th Floor, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Created by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) in 2017, the Older Adult Advisory Committee (OAAC) meets on a regular basis to learn and inquire about challenges, trends, concerns and opportunities affecting older adults in the County. The OAAC is committed to open communication and sharing updates that matter to older adults, keeping the BOC informed about relevant matters that shape older adults’ lives.
Led by OAAC Chair Commissioner Barb Zinner, this committee has been meeting at communities throughout the County since spring. July’s meeting was held at the Washington Township Hall. The popular topics on the agenda drew a record number of attendees to this public meeting.
Washington Township’s District 1 Commissioner, Board Chair Don Brown kicked off the presentations. “Normally we have held the OAAC meetings in the BOC offices in downtown Mount Clemens, which wasn’t very convenient for the public,” said Chair Brown. “This year, we are moving them around the County, in each Commissioners’ district, to make it easier to attend.” He introduced Supervisor Sebastian Previti, who welcomed the County’s use of his township facilities.
The OAAC recognizes the vital interplay between infrastructure developments and the well-being of the older adult community and had identified roads and public works as two county services to receive updates on at this meeting. Piloting the presentation on current roads projects was County Executive Mark Hackel. The County’s Department of Roads Director Bryan Santo was able to delve into more details and address the public’s more specific concerns. That was followed by an update on underground infrastructure projects by Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller’s Deputy, Dan Acciavatti.
OAAC Chair Zinner closed the meeting commending the OAAC members’ commitment and participation. “We have a great group of people, and we learn a lot at every meeting,” she said. She encouraged the public to stay after to connect individually with the OAAC members, Commissioners in attendance, and speakers.
July’s meetings can be viewed on the BOC YouTube page. To find the schedule for upcoming OAAC meetings or locate one near you, visit boc.macombgov.org.
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