Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner plans additional oil drilling and fracking town hall meetings.
Thursday, March 28
I want to thank the voters of Oakland County for their support of my candidacy for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. My time serving as Oakland County Commissioner was an honor and the most rewarding experience of my life. I have had the opportunity to serve with so many dedicated public servants and community volunteers, at the county, region, state and national levels. We can be truly proud of the people who work for us and those who volunteer in so many important capacities. From the beginning, I focused my efforts on green building and sustainability, both as county policies and in public/private planning and economic development efforts. I have worked with dedicated public employees in these areas also, through the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Farmington Hills resident serves as the county's Water Resources Commissioner.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Farmington Hills resident moves off the board on Dec. 31 and into his new post as the county's Water Resources Commissioner.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners on Thursday honored officials whose terms of office will end on Dec. 31, including Jim Nash, (D-Farmington Hills). Nash won election to the Board of Commissioners in 2004 and has served as Minority Vice Chair of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Planning and Building Committee. He is a member of the Board’s General Government Committee and was a former member of the Human Resources Committee. During his tenure on the Board of Commissioners, Nash served as a member of the Oakland County Zoning Coordinating Subcommittee and was a SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) Delegate. Commissioner Nash introduced Green Building and Sustainability to the County Commission. His efforts …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Farmington Hills resident, who won Nov. 6 over incumbent John McCullough by a slim margin, plans to battle fracking and expand regional cooperation.
In a finish that may have surprised even the candidate himself, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash (D-15th District) won a tight race Tuesday to become the county's Water Resources Commissioner. Nash, who was redistricted out of his seat, beat out 12-year incumbent Republican John McCulloch by less than 1 percentage point, or about 2,700 of the more than 581,000 votes cast. What does a Water Resources Commissioner do? "The responsibilities are just about anything you can think of with water in Oakland County," Nash said. "We're in charge of all the water once it crosses Eight Mile ... except municipal (systems)." That means keeping track of lake levels, monitoring agricultural drains, dealing with water issues on construction sites, …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Democrat Jim Nash and Republican John P. McCulloch—are running for the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. The voter guide is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
There are two candidates for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner in the Nov. 6 election. Republican John P. McCulloch and Democrat Jim Nash are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner provided by the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of Women Voters, click here.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Approximately 100 people turned out to hear from activists, elected officials, and industry experts on the controversial issue involving natural gas underneath area waterways.
PONTIAC — Three hundred, twenty-two thousand, six hundred and nine. Activist LuAnne Kozma won't deny that's a lot of signatures required to get her favored proposal for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," on the Nov. 2014 ballot. But after a special town hall meeting on the subject, she feels optimistic. "I don't think we can rely on the current state government, or frankly, the future government to do this. It's a power that we, the people, have, and we need to do this for ourselves and future generations," said Kozma, the campaign director of the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan. Approximately 100 people turned out for the Wednesday event, held in the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium. County commissioners …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
What's "fracking"? Find out in a town hall Wednesday night, that will look at the impact of new state-issued leases allowing fracking—a drilling process for oil and natural gas—in areas of Oakland County.
A town hall tonight will look at the impact of new state-issued leases allowing fracking—a drilling process for oil and natural gas—in areas of Oakland County and elsewhere. The meeting, called by Oakland County Commissioners Jim Nash (D-Farmington Hills) and Craig Covey (D-Ferndale), is at Oakland County Commissioners’ Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph, in Pontiac, Michigan, on the Oakland County campus, from 6-8 pm. Sept. 12. Fracking—or hydraulic fracturing—is a process that involves digging deep wells up to 2 miles deep, and then filling them with millions of gallons of a water/sand/chemical mixture, according to a release from the commissioners. The wells are then given bursts ofintense pressure to loosen rock formations to release …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Republican Bill Dwyer says he's not taking a position on the controversial high court ruling.
After a divided Michigan Supreme Court handed Oakland County Republicans a win in a battle over redistricting Tuesday, Farmington area county commissioner Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) distanced himself from the political wrangling. The former Farmington Hills police chief said he's "not taking any position" in the battle over a new state law that would reduce the size of the county board from 25 to 21 commissioners and give the Republican-controlled board power over redistricting after each decicennial census. The ruling effectively overturns a map drawn by a county committee charged with redrawing districts after the 2010 census. "I'm a consensus builder," said Dwyer. "I'll continue to do that." Dwyer has filed for re-election and …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The event offered information about services and programs available to veterans.
Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash (D-Farmington Hills) hosted an informative meeting Jan. 13 in Pontiac that focused on veterans' issues, as part of the Fort Michigan Ad Hoc Committee. Attendees learned about a wealth of services and programs available to veterans, as well as the economic implications for businesses that hire veterans. For more information, contact Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org. Correction: The date of this event was incorrectly reported in the original version of this story.