Oakland Community College - Southfield Campus


22322 Rutland Drive

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Rooms A201 and A202


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Future Events

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Past Events

Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6-9pm
I'd like to invite you to a free training for local parties (districts, counties and clubs) sponsored by my law firm, Goodman Acker. This training will be 3 hours from 6-9pm and will provide participants with the option to attend 5 tracks. The tracks covered will be: - Best Practices for Local Chairs - Campaign Finance and Compliance - Budget and Fundraising - Campaign Planning and Candidate Recruitment - Communications (new and traditional media) Trainers will include Jody Weissler DeFoe, Laura Hornshaw, Kris Banks, Jenny Suidan and me. They will be held on: -Tuesday, May 19th in Grand Rapids at the Kent/Ionia Labor Council, 918 Benjamin NE -Wednesday, May 20th in Mt. Pleasant at the Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St. -Monday, June 1st in Southfield at Oakland Community College, 22322 Rutland Dr. Space is limited so please register by following the link below. For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact my assistant Jenny Suidan at jsuidan@goodmanacker.com
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 6-8pm
Oakland Community College-Southfield Campus Rooms A201 and A202 22322 Rutland Drive, Southfield State Representative Rudy Hobbs (D-Southfield) will host a town hall meeting focused on hydraulic fracturing in Michigan, otherwise known as “fracking.” The discussion will be held on Tuesday, August 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakland Community College-Southfield Campus rooms A201 and A202, 22322 Rutland Drive in Southfield. The event will be held in collaboration with Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash and a panel of experts. Individuals and families are encouraged to attend to be a part of the conversation, ask questions and learn from experts on the much talked about process of fracking. Fracking is the common term used for the process of injecting a mixture of water, salts, sand and chemicals deep underground. This mixture is then subjected to bursts of intense pressure to loosen rock formations, creating fractures though which natural gas can release and flow for collection. The technique of hydraulic fracturing has been used extensively throughout Michigan for many years, but discovery of deeper natural gas reserves has sparked new discussion over the method. The greater depths mean that different hydraulic fracturing techniques than those historically used in Michigan will need to be employed, such as horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking. This drilling is not only deeper; it also uses substantially more fresh water and chemicals. Many fear possible contamination of groundwater resources and have voiced concerns about disposal and transparency of the resulting fracking fluids. Recently, the State issued new oil and natural gas drilling leases in Oakland County, and these leases could bring fracking to our area. “It’s important we all understand what’s currently being done, what the plan is moving forward, and the impact of fracking on individuals and families, our natural resources, and the economy. I encourage everyone to attend this event and take part in the discussion,” said Hobbs.