Yolanda S. Charles
YOUR Oakland County Commissioner
District 17

A Fighter for Oak Park, Lathrup Village, and Southfield

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  • Current: Oakland County Board of Commissioners
  • Former: Trustee Southfield Board of Ed
  • Graduate: Southfield High School
  • Graduate: Hampton University | Received Bachelor of Science in Business Management Information Systems
  • Elected as a write-in in 2010 to SPS Board
  • Held offices of President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Southfield Board of Education
  • Master Platinum Certification from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB)
  • Member, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc

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Platform & Issues

Regional Mass Transit

While serving on the Commission on Senior Adults aka C.O.S.A. in Southfield, Yolanda became acutely aware of concerns and issues faced by the aging population. Isolation, Transporation and Food Insecurity were top issueswe uncovered on COSA.

I will take that experience with me to the county and demand Regional Mass Transit to support our seniors.

County Sponsored Senior Activities

It is time that we provide activities for our Seniors Sponsored by the county right here in District 17. The County Parks and Rec has resources that can be used here in our area.

Let me fight for you at the county level!

Better Funding for District 17

Our community sends millions of dollars to the county and it's time we reclaim our tax dollars in a meaningful way. For too long we, here in the south eastern portion of the county, have been forgotten and left behind. It's time we send someone to the county board room who will actually get things done for Southfield, Oak Park, and Lathrup Village.

Technology Infrastructure

As a technology-lover it pains Yolanda that our community doesn't have better technology infrastructure. Some gains have been made but we have a long way to go.

With your support and your vote I will work diligently to ensure our families have access to state-of-the-art tech.

Donate Today!

I may be the best candidate but we've got to let everyone know. Donate today, no amount is too small.


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