Congratulations! Our collective efforts have been successful!
Here are the names of the unofficial winners of the Oakland Township Board positions for 2016-2020 – pending the results of the November election:
Supervisor – Mike Bailey
Treasurer – Jeanne Langlois
Clerk – Karen Reilly
Trustee – Robin Buxar
Trustee – Frank Ferriolo
Trustee – John Giannangeli
Trustee – Lana Mangiapane (only member of Terry Gonser’s ‘ticket’)
Here are the names of the unofficial winners of the Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission positions for 2016-2020 – pending the results of the November election:
Hank Van Agen
In addition, both the Parks renewal millage and the OPC transportation millage were approved.
Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township?
With these public servants:
- Civil, ethical and professional behavior will be restored at both the Board and Parks Commission level.
- Turmoil regarding the form of governance in Oakland Township will be eliminated.
- The certainty of the position of Township Manager will enable us to have the most qualified professional municipal manager run the day to day operations in the Township.
- Conflicts between the Board and the Parks and Recreation Commission will be eliminated.
- The great reputation of our Township will be restored.
Will there be difficult and contentious issues our community will have to deal with? Absolutely! Will there be differences of opinion on how to resolve the issues? Absolutely!
However, we have seen how the returning Board members have developed and worked together as a team over the past few years. Our future looks bright!
Thanks to all the great candidates that chose to run for office! Thanks to the retiring Parks and Recreation Commission members for ‘vetting’ the new Commission’s candidates, so their legacy will continue! Thanks to the countless others that helped get the new officials elected! Thanks to all those who have been following this website! Thanks to all of those who contributed to the ‘Oakland Township Watchers Action Committee’ for helping to make the election results a success!
BUT, most of all, thanks to all those who voted!
YOUR VOTE COUNTED!
Richard Michalski & Jim Foulkrod