At its first meeting of 2020, on Thursday, Jan. 9, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board re-elected Greg Jamian its chairman.
Jamian served as chairman in 2019 as well as in 2013 and 2014. He is an 11-year veteran of the three-member Board, which is the governing body of the Road Commission. RCOC is an independent unit of government and not part of county general government.
Each year, the Board elects its chairman and vice chairman at the first meeting of the year. Both positions are then held for the calendar year until the first meeting of the following January.
A resident of Bloomfield Township, Jamian has served on the Board since 2009. He is a former Oakland County commissioner and previously served on the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees.
For more than 30 years, Jamian has been president and CEO of a comprehensive home health-services company in Troy. He is a graduate of Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has served on numerous boards over the years, including the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, the School of Nursing at Oakland University, the Manoogian Manor Assisted Living facility, the Traffic Improvement Association and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).
“I am pleased and honored to again serve as the chairman of the Road Commission,” Jamian said. “I am committed to ensuring the agency continues to provide the safest and most efficient road system possible in the most economic manner possible.”
Jamian also has been a strong advocate for RCOC’s involvement in transportation technology. “Among local road agencies,” Jamian said, “we are a national leader in terms of ‘smart’ roads and connected vehicles. My goal is that we not only meet the demands of today, but that we also are positioned to meet the demands of the future.”
Jamian also was appointed by his fellow road commissioners as the RCOC representative on the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Board.
Road Commission Board member Ron Fowkes was elected the Board vice chairman. Fowkes has served on the RCOC Board since 2011.
A resident of the Village of Milford, he has frequently advocated for better roads and highways in Oakland County. Fowkes served on the Milford Village Council from 1999 through 2006, including serving as its president in 2003.
The third member of the RCOC Board is Andrea LaLonde. A resident of Clawson, LaLonde is an employee of the Operating Engineers 324 of Michigan, where she has worked for 12 years. She joined the RCOC Board in January 2019.
RCOC Board members are appointed by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and serve for staggered six-year term.
RCOC maintains the largest county road system in the state, with more than 2,700 miles of roads. It is a national leader in both road safety and the application of advanced technology to road and traffic management. For more information about RCOC, visit the RCOC website at www.rcocweb.org.
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Editor’s Note: Photos of Chairman Jamian, Vice Chairman Fowkes and Commissioner LaLonde are attached.