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Oak Park Residents:

Thank you for another seamless election, Oak Park.

Thank you to the 5,098 voters who cast a ballot and supported the democratic process. Thank you to those who supported the City of Oak Park by renewing the Public Safety millage and the Solid Waste millage. Thank you to those who ran for City Council, showing that their dedication to this City is unwavering. Thank you to all the volunteers and Oak Park staff who worked this election, allowing each voice to be heard.

Thank you.

Elections are the crux of the democratic process, a culmination of each voice in a community. In Oak Park we have a diverse community, one where I am proud to say each voice is heard and represented. This election reaffirmed that those elected to represent the best interest of Oak Park have considered the individual needs of residents while also focusing on the long-term vision and success of the community. As the City Manager, I am grateful for the trust the City Council and the community has instilled in me to help transform Oak Park. And, as the 39th City Council is sworn-in on Nov. 8, with Marian McClellan as Mayor and Carolyn Burns and Shaun Whitehead as Council Members, I am certain we will continue to push forward on the path of excellence.  

For a community to experience success, many factors must align. Community goals, short-term and long-term visions, practicing of the policies preached, funding to implement the policies and projects, and trust and patience in those elected and appointed to serve. In Oak Park, the stars have aligned for this success and as we move into the next phase of optimization, I am eager to see how our community continues to come together, building on our diverse pool of ideas.

As my excitement for Oak Park’s future continues to build, I must congratulate Mayor McClellan and Council Members Burns and Whitehead for their success at the polls. The resounding confidence this community has in our leaders is a sign of greater things to come. 

I also want to congratulate the leaders of our neighboring communities who were elected last night too. For Oak Park, Southeast Oakland County and the entire Metropolitan Detroit Region we must be able to work together with our neighbors, to share ideas, collaborate and celebrate each other’s successes, for if one of us is successful, we all are.

Congratulations to:

  • Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
  • Berkley Mayor Daniel Terbrack
  • Ferndale Mayor Melanie Piana
  • Hazel Park Mayor Michael Webb
  • Madison Heights Mayor Roslyn Grafstein
  • Pleasant Ridge Mayor-Elect Bret Scott
  • Royal Oak Mayor Michael Fournier
  • Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver
  • And all the other individuals their communities elected to represent them.

And finally, while I have expressed my gratitude for the passage of the Public Safety and Solid Waste millage renewals, I must take a moment to highlight what this means for Oak Park. With the support of these fundamental funding mechanisms, residents will continue to receive the services they have come to expect, such as community policing and environmentally friendly solid waste practices. And, with these services being supported by millage revenues we will continue to not only provide them, but also utilize our General Fund dollars to support additional services and projects to optimize Oak Park.

So, thank you again Oak Park for showing up to support your community and helping us to continue down our path of excellence.  

...OOak Park Public Meetings Now Virtual
Public meetings held by the City of Oak Park will now be held virtually on Zoom through Dec. 31, 2021 per an Emergency Order Resolution recently approved by the City Council. All information on how to access public Boards and Commission meetings can be found here.

Regular City Council meetings, held the first and third Monday of each month at 7 pm, can be accessed:

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.....................COVID-19 UPDATES
Effective Sept, 16, 2021 by order of the Oak Park City Council and City Manager's Office, all members of the public, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, must wear face coverings to enter City facilities, and for the duration of their stay in our facilities.

We continue to have the best interest of our residents and employees at heart and appreciate your cooperation at a time when COVID-19 case numbers are again on the rise.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to the public, through a partnership with Henry Ford Health Systems, in the Community Center (14300 Oak Park Blvd.) every third Wednesday between 9 am and 4 pm. Vaccinations are free and this is a walk-in clinic. The next clinic will be held on Oct. 6, 2021. 

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Updated on 09/21/21 for Future City Council Meetings

The Oak Park City Council, along with City Boards and Commissions, will be meeting virtually, beginning Oct. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021. Public notices for upcoming City Council meetings can be found below and agenda packets for upcoming City Council meetings can be found here.



Utility Billing Change Information
Oak Park City Council adopted a modified water billing method, which separates stormwater from water and sewer charges. Water customers will incur a separate line item cost for stormwater runoff fees, effective July 1, 2020. Click the image below for more information.

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Oak Park City Council recently amended the open burning ordinance in the City of Oak Park. Click Here
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