Citizen of the Month
Lake Orion Community Schools Transportation Department - Chris Presten, Henry Drake, Doug Bartos, GeorgeAnn Foster, Christian Ballard, Jennifer Clark, Ed Lowe, Pam King
For their fast response in assisting residents from Villa at Silverbell Estates Nursing Home during a building fire.
For his dedication and commitment to serving as President of the Lake Orion School Board.
For her 10+ years of committed volunteerism and fierce advocacy to and for Orion Township.
DJ Nick Luedke
Raised funds to support Pine Tree Center.
America in Bloom Advisors
America in Bloom empowers communities to beautify and improve the overall quality of life through their programs, grant opportunities, resources library and more. Orion Township received a grant from AIB to plant trees and plants at the corner of Joslyn and Brown Roads, where a new gateway entrance sign will be installed. This month we recognize those who assisted with the America in Blooms Advisors Tour, where we highlighted local pollinator gardens, the Orion Veterans Memorial, Orion Township Public Library, the Polly Ann Trail in Oakland County, the Van Tassel Pedestrian Bridge on the Paint Creek Trail, Downtown Lake Orion, the Fodor Family Farm, Eagle Valley, residents’ home gardens, and so much more.
September 2022Diane Griffiths
For 32 years of her professional career to community television and serving the residents of Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion.
For his years of dedicated service to the Village of Lake Orion.
For his years of leadership, dedication, and service to Lake Orion High School and the Orion Community.
Eric started as a Paid on Call Firefighter in July 2008 and was promoted to Lieutenant in April 2014. He became a full-time Firefighter in January 2015 and was promoted to Shift Captain in March 2015. He has received two life saving awards from Oakland County and one Oakland County Sheriff's Special Commendation Citation during his time in Orion.
May 2022Ralph & Mary Painter
For their long-term service and volunteerism to the community.
* EMT Coordinator Kyle Cameron - For his distinguished service to the residents of Orion Township and for being recognized by his peers and the VFW as EMT of the Year.
* Firefighter Justin Diener - For his distinguished service to the residents of Orion Township and for being recognized by his peers and the VFW as Firefighter of the Year.
LOHS Unified Basketball Team
For their accomplishments, and the incredible job they have done representing Lake Orion by showing us all the true purpose of sports.
For his hard work and dedication to Orion Township.
Deputy Bob Loken
For his 25 years of distinguished service to the residents of Oakland County. Bob set the model for all of us to follow, he lived a life of joy by giving his away.
Sick Pizza Company
For raising $102,000 for the Oxford Community.
For his dedication to the Miracle League Field.
For her hard work and dedication to Orion Township as a smiling barista at Lava Mountain Coffee Company.
For nearly 30 years of service and volunteerism to the Township serving on the ZBA and BOR
For her dedicated service to the community.
Pastor Rochelle Berkemeyer
For her dedicated service to the community.
For her volunteerism and commitment to the Orion Community through giving her time (more than 100 hours!) and talents bringing awareness to the history of the Orion Veterans Memorial through the creation of a beautiful scrapbook documenting the history of the Memorial.
Sammy & Anthony Taorima
For inspiring the community through understanding, accepting, and embracing others.
Deputy Craig Stout
For his 34 years of service as an Oakland County Sheriff Deputy, 30 of which have been here in Orion Township.
Father Joe Dailey & Father Mike Verschaeve
For their years of service to the community.
For his hard work and dedication in service to the community.
For his many years of work and dedication for the Christmas Lighted Parade and for the parade caravan in 2020.
For her hard work and dedication to Forgotten Harvest.
For his work on elections and throughout the community.
For his volunteerism and commitment to the Orion Community through his service on the Township Board of Trustees, Orion Senior Advisory Council, and Homes for Autism.
For being a champion to local businesses and her commitment to the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce, and for being one of the coolest residents in town!
For his volunteerism and commitment to the Orion Veterans' Memorial and for his appointment as the 2019 Veterans of Foreign Wars National Chaplain of the Year.
For his years of service on the Safety Path Advisory Committee.
Real Men of Orion: Garrett Hoffman, Jerry Narsh, Matt Pfeiffer & Aaron Whatley
For their contribution of time and talents on the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign supporting the fight against cancer on behalf of the residents of Orion Township. www.realmenoforion.com
Deputy Christopher Topacio
In recognition of his selfless contribution to the Orion community through is quick and dedicated response to a citizen who had a sudden and critical heart attack. His training and experience was vital in saving the man's life, who later made a full recovery.
For her commitment to the community and generous donations to the Miracle Field.
For her commitment to our community and her assistance in the acquisition of a new pocket park on Baldwin Road.
For his outstanding volunteerism - restoring Paint Creek ecosytem, and working on Miracle Field of North Oakland.
For her dedication and hard work for the Polly Ann Trail.
Sgt. Mark Buffa
For his retirement and years of service.
Tim Williams For outstanding volunteerism - Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee member, KaBOOM! Project, Camp Agawam Fire Bowl stage, DDA, ONTV F.I.S.H food drive, Daisy Project and LO Palooza, 20 Front Street start - "walking by", always will to help everyone.
For outstanding volunteerism - Planning Commission member, ZBA member, Board of Review, Election Official, Orion Art Center, Friends of the Library, and more.
In recognition of his selfless contribution to the Orion community through his support of the Holly Jolly Folly and the Orion Lighted Parade.
For purchasing and renovating a building for Orion/Oxford FISH.
Blessings in a Brown Bag
In recognition of their outstanding service to the youth of Orion Township by providing lunches to students who need help throughout the summer.
Firefighter of the Year 2018
In recognition of her service to Haiti for the summer of 2018.
Lake Orion Lions Club
In recognition of their 80th anniversary.
For her outstanding service to residents of Orion Township and her service and commitment to the Orion Veterans Memorial.
Reserve Sergeant John Chiera
For his huge commitment to the community and volunteerism with the purpose of keeping people safe while interacting with our citizens.
For his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Orion on Deck Project.
For his outstanding fundraising efforts in support of the Orion on Deck Inclusive ballfield.
Deputy Mike Miles
For his heroism at the scene of an accident.
For making a difference in his neighborhood, with fast thinking and a detailed description that resulted in the arrest of a suspect casing vehicles for theft.
David Moen - For his tremendous courage in saving the life of Kym Dominquez, 6-28-17, when her home was rocked by an explosion and fire. He ran into the home and helped her escape.
Sandy Weaver, LoveINC - In honor of her work in assisting the less fortunate.
Kenn & Becky Osborn - For their efforts to provide refurbished bicycles to those in need through Holy Spokes.
Al Kassin - For his many years of service with the Lake Orion Lions Club.
Bob Smith, Fire Chief - In honor of his many years of service to the Orion Township community.
Lt. Dan Toth - OCSO In honor of his attendance at the FBI Academy.
LOHS Robotics - Team 302 For their successful season.
Dr. Joseph Mastromatteo - For his work on behalf of veterans.
Chris Hagan - Firefighter of the Year 2017
Penni Robertson - Crossing Guard, Carpenter Elementary School, who was recognized by Safe Kids Worldwide Organization as America's Favorite Crossing Guard.
Kim Dunn - For her assistance to the homeless in our community.
Orion Township Fire Station 3 Goodfellows - For their efforts to help needy families.
JoAnn Van Tassel - For her many contributions to the community
Harley Joe Burcham - For his work with the Orion Veterans Memorial.
Evan Krefski & Justin Sylvian - In recognition for their World Freestyle Jet Ski Championship for the 1st and 2nd Place, respectively.
Kristi Schons - For her outstanding work on the Let Them Playscape at Friendship Park.
Siobhan Heuninck - For her work with the Meals on Wheels program.
Carl Cyrowski - For his work with the Lake Orion Fireworks Association.
Madelinne Braley - For her service to the community in preserving our natural resources.
Julie Brenner - For her work within the community
Alaina Campbell - For her contributions to the community.
Brian Reynolds - Firefighter of the Year 2016.
Dep. Jay Morgan - OCSO For his many years of service and dedication to the community.
Ben Gerdeman - For his countless contributions to the students at Lake Orion High School as the leader of afterschool programming.
For his charitable contributions.
For her work with Making Character Count (MC2) program, and with the Blessing in a Backpack program.
For his program "Dan's Coffee Run", supporting cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
For his work with the Dragons on the Lake Festival.
Brian Thomas & Brandon Mercado
The Road Warriors, recognized for their work in creating awareness and raising money for those suffering from cancer.
For his advocacy concerning invasive species control.
As an extraordinary volunteer who is responsible for organizing many community charitable events.
For his dedicated service to the community and the Orion Veterans Memorial.