Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holiday happenings!

Don't miss the community tree lighting ceremony, downtown Lake Orion Holiday Lighted Parade, Santa, and more tonight starting at 5:00 pm!  Lots of fun and frolic await you downtown, so I hope to see you there!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wind blown but not blown over...

Fortunately, with the serious storms and high winds that have passed through during the last 24 hours, the Village of Lake Orion saw very little damage and no power outages.  We lost only one tree in Eastlawn Cemetery.  A big thanks goes out to our Public Works crew, police department, and emergency response personnel for all that you do for us during these challenging weather events!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank you, Veterans!

Words cannot begin to express the feelings of a grateful nation on this day as we honor and celebrate our American veterans.  We owe you a debt that can never be repaid, so we say, simply but with full hearts, thank you.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Celebrate "Arlene M. Nichols Day" in Lake Orion!

Our village clerk is retiring today!  Arlene Nichols has served as village clerk for more than 19 years, joining the village's management team on July 24, 1994.  During its regular meeting held on October 28, 2013, the Lake Orion village council designated Arlene's last work day, today, as "Arlene M. Nichols Day" in the Village of Lake Orion.  Congratulations, Arlene, and we wish you all the best as you move into that next exciting chapter in your life!

ONTV: 2013 Lake Orion Halloween Parade

Happy Halloween everyone!  There's always something fun going on in downtown Lake Orion!  Be safe and have a ghoulish good time!  Check out the video of last night's Halloween Parade! VIDEO

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Village Manager available during evening hours...

I welcome the opportunity to meet with citizens after regular office hours on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall to discuss your important ideas, issues, and concerns.  If you would like to meet with me to discuss an issue, please feel free to contact me to request an appointment.  Please include in your request your name and contact information, the issue you would like to discuss, and the specific Thursday date and time during which you would like to meet.  I look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Farmers' Market Extended!

The Lake Orion DDA Farmers' Market has been extended from September 11 to October 23 due to the unusually cool and wet summer and resulting late harvest.  There's still time to get your fresh produce, so visit the market on Anderson Street between the fire station and the Orion Art Center on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Smartphones, QR codes, and Village Council agendas, oh my!

If you have a barcode scanner app on your smartphone, you can now download the entire current village council meeting agenda packet...yes, the entire your smartphone by scanning the QR code in the upper right hand corner of the agenda cover sheet!  Simply scan the QR code, allow your smartphone to download the document, open the document using a PDF file reader, and you can view all of the meeting agenda documents right on your phone.  We will soon be creating bookmarks to allow you to easily navigate the agenda packet so that you can follow along with the meeting.  Just another way that we are working hard to make village government open, accessible, and transparent for our citizens!

Lake Orion has a new logo!

The Lake Orion village council approved a new official logo for the village.  The Lake Orion dragon logo is actually a combination of four elements: (1) the dark green head of a dragon representing the close connection between the village and the Lake Orion school district and annual Dragon on the Lake festival; (2) a light green park scene with trees and bicyclists representing the wonderful park and recreational opportunities awaiting you in our village; (3) a dark red historic downtown facade representing the village's proud history, historic architecture, and vibrant downtown business community; and (4) a whimsical light blue sailboat emphasizing our cherished lake living.  The four elements comprise the head and body of the Dragon, symbolizing the interconnectedness and synergy of the elements in making us the wonderful, unique, and quaint community that we are.  This logo is the culmination of a lot of work on the part of the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority through its community branding process and is intended to provide a concise, clear, and unified message about the Lake Orion community.

Look for our new logo to begin appearing on all of our printed and electronic documents over the next few months!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lake Orion is on Twitter @LakeOrion

The Village of Lake Orion has its own Twitter account!  Follow us and receive important tweets on community happenings and information affecting you.  Go to

SeeClickFix Community Issue Reporting App

I am pleased to say that my office now participates in the SeeClickFix online citizen reporting app, which allows citizens to report community concerns within the village.  Once a problem is reported, my office will immediately receive an E-mail so that the village can follow up on your concern.  To report an issue, visit SeeClickFix at, type in "Lake Orion, MI" as your neighborhood and then click on "Report an Issue" at the upper right hand corner of the page.  It's that easy!