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    The Huntington Woods Teen Council has put together an Anti-Racism Calendar for the months of January – March 2021. This calendar is meant to act as a guide to help us focus on racism in our society and different ways we can come together to understand and fight racism. We hope that you utilize this calendar as a family and that it can help guide us all towards a more accepting, diverse and equal world.

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    November 3, 2020 Election Results
    To obtain Election Results for the November 3, 2020 Election, please visit www.oakgov.com
    The City of Huntington Woods turned out in record numbers with 68% voting absentee and the remaining 17% voting at the polls. Only 15% of the 5747 registered voters did not vote! 
    Voter Turn Out November 3, 2020

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Communication Engagement Coordinator Job Posting

The City of Huntington Woods is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist in planning, developing and coordinating external communications and media relations for the City.  This part-time Community Engagement Coordinator position will help build greater internal and public understanding of the City’s policies, programs and services by effectively communicating information about the City through traditional, digital and social media channels. 

 

The job is expected to average 20 hours/week and the rate of pay is $28//hour.  The job description is available here.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references by email to hbarckholtz@hwmi.org or by mail to Clerk Heidi Barckholtz, 26815 Scotia Rd., Huntington Woods MI  48070 no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Anti-Racism Plan Adopted  

 

In its October 14th, 2020 City Commission meeting, the Huntington Woods City Commission approved an Anti-Racism Plan to guide the City forward in efforts to expand its commitment to build equity, promote anti-racism and to make Huntington Woods a warm and welcoming city.

 

In response to the tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, the City issued a statement on June 2nd condemning acts of racial injustice and aggression, and renewed its commitment to build justice, fairness and peace for all. The Anti-Racism Plan is the next step by the City to enact that commitment by identifying action items that are measurable, specific and attainable.

 

"It is not enough to simply claim we are not racist," says Mayor Robert Paul. "We must work toward eradicating fear and turmoil, and ensure that Huntington Woods is a warm and welcoming city for all."

 

The Anti-Racism Plan advocates for reviewing and revising existing policies to make them more equitable, and creating new policies and programs to promote an anti-racist perspective and expand opportunities to end institutional oppression.

 

The Plan has three main goals: Learning & Recognition, Community Relations and Public Policy. It contains programs and initiatives to be carried out at City Hall, the Library, Parks and Recreation and Public Safety, addressing all three goals in detail in every programming area. A copy of the plan is available here.

 

A committee of dedicated residents working with City administration created the plan during the summer, with a desire to build anti-racist programming throughout the city and have its effects felt beyond city limits.  

Presentation on KKK in Berkley and HW on YouTube

 

The second presentation in our anti-racism speaker series can be viewed on the City's YouTube Channel.

The virtual presentation explores the workings of the Ku Klux Klan in southeast Oakland County during it's second and most widely successful wave during the 1920's.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOagWBVnSWI&t=57s

Covid 19 Vaccination Availability

 

Oakland County Executive David Coulter issued the following statement on the availability of COVID-19 vaccine in Oakland County:

 

“Oakland County is in the early stages of administering the COVID-19 vaccine but supply is limited. Our Health Department is currently vaccinating priority 1A individuals including emergency medical personnel, healthcare workers, and residents of long-term care facilities. We look forward to expanding to the next phase which will include essential workers and residents 65 and older but ask for their patience because the number of appointments available is limited to the number of doses we have received from the state. We urge the State of Michigan to increase Oakland County’s vaccine allotment while expanding the number of providers administering the vaccine. Meanwhile, our Nurse on Call line is flooded with questions about appointment availability. Please visit our vaccine webpage for the latest on our vaccine supply and scheduling appointments.”

 

To go to Oakland County’s vaccine webpage, type OakGov.com/COVID and click on the “Vaccine” button.

Huntington Woods Wins Voter Turnout Challenge!

 

In the fall, resident Nat Pernick challenged 8 neighboring cities to see who had the highest voter turnout in the November 3rd election.  Huntington Woods was the winner of the 2020 Voting Challenge with a turnout of 85.31%. The prize is $1,000 which will be used to purchase materials for the City’s anti-racism plan.  Thank you to Nat for his commitment to promoting voting and congratulations to our residents on the best turnout! 

 

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