The seven positions for Oakland Township’s Parks and Recreation Commission will be on the August 2nd ballot. Since none of the longstanding members of the Commission are running for re-election, a group of concerned citizens have come together to build upon what those Commissioners and their predecessors have accomplished. The seven candidates call their group the “Park Protectors”. This group is endorsed by the four longest standing current members of the Parks Commission – Colleen Barkham, David Mackley, Alice Tomboulian and Joe Perruzi.
Oakland Township is recognized for the great park system that has been created in our community. It is the envy of many surrounding communities. The seven candidates who are part of the “Parks Protectors” are dedicated to ‘Preserving our Parks for the Next Generation’. As one candidate has stated, he will work to have the Park system “grow and flourish while making the past practice a future reality”.
The seven candidates are:
- Emily Barkham
- Craig Blust
- Dan Bukowski
- Colin Choi
- Cathy Rooney
- Daniel Simon
- Hank Van Agen
You can learn much more about each of these candidates by visiting the ‘Park Protectors’ website at:
Here is a copy of their campaign literature (click on images to enlarge):
Remember to vote on August 2nd!
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Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township? Since 2012, the Parks Commission has been plagued with internal divisiveness. Two current members, who are running for re-election, as well as a third person who is running for the commission, have been the source of this divisiveness. Many of their actions have been reported on this website.
If you like what you have seen in our park system, on August 2nd please consider voting for the seven candidates who are endorsed by the retiring commissioners you know and trust.
Remember to vote on August 2nd, since the seven positions will be decided at that election since their are no Democratic candidates on the August or November ballots.
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