Sunday, May 12, 2013
Clean the Ferndale Up organizer Matthew Nowaczok and City Councilman Dan Martin submitted to pies in the face Saturday as a fundraiser for the community cleanup event.
Refreshing. It's not the word most people would use to describe taking a pie in the face. But, Clean the Ferndale Up organizer Matthew Nowaczok isn't most people. [Read: Volunteers 'Clean the Ferndale Up'] The Ferndale Community Foundation board member and City Councilman Dan Martin each took a pie in the face, from City Councilwoman Melanie Piana and Mayor Dave Coulter respectively, Saturday morning before a crowd of onlookers outside City Hall. The opportunity to toss the pies was the raffle prize that residents who donated $20 or more toward Clean the Ferndale Up hoped to win. "The winner of the raffle was notified but wasn't there," said Nowaczok, who added approximately $600 was raised. "That said, the people gave good money to get me…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"I'm very optimistic about our future, and there's a lot of things I want to continue working on," he says Tuesday.
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter announced Tuesday on Facebook that he plans to seek re-election in November. Coulter was appointed mayor in January 2011 after former mayor Craig Covey was elected to represent the 25th District on the Oakland County Commission, a seat Coulter had held. Coulter won the November mayoral election that year with nearly 85 percent of the vote. Readers on the Ferndale Patch Facebook page expressed enthusiasm about Coulter's re-election bid Tuesday. "I'm very optimistic about our future, and there's a lot of things I want to continue working on," Coulter said Tuesday. "Our parks need upgrades, Livernois needs attention, and there's more to do to attract businesses and job. And of course the budget isn't getting any …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dave Coulter proposes a "Ferndale Clean Sweep" program and a "Blue Ribbon Task Force on Ferndale Parks" during his State of the City address.
Thursday, April 18
Editor's note: The following is the complete, advance text of the 2013 State of the City address as Mayor Dave Coulter intended to deliver it during the annual ceremony Thursday, April 18, at Local Kitchen & Bar. The information in parentheses has been added for clarity. Thanks (Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director) Jennifer (Roosenberg) for that introduction and for hosting us here at Local Kitchen & Bar, Ferndale’s newest success story and certainly worthy of the all accolades they have received. I’d also like to thank Jennifer, and all the people at the Ferndale Area Chamber who helped organized this event. The Chamber is vital to the success of Ferndale, as it has been for 76 years, and I appreciate all the wonderful …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The event is free and open to the public; it will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Local Kitchen & Bar.
Mayor Dave Coulter will focus on improving Ferndale's neighorhoods when he delivers the annual State of the City address Thursday, April 18, at Local Kitchen & Bar. The 7 p.m. event, presented by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce, is free and open to members the public, who will have the opportunity to ask questions. Participants are asked to RSVP in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and referencing Ferndale State of the City. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. "Last year's speech focused very much on attracting businesses to Ferndale. This year the focus is on improving our neighborhoods, which are really the foundation of the city," Coulter said. "I will discuss why I think keeping our neighborhoods vibrant is so important, and …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Dave Coulter was recently selected to join the NewDEAL, a national network that highlights innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders.
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter was recently selected as one of 10 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that highlights innovative ideas from pro-growth state and local elected leaders. Coulter was recognized for his work to implement the One Stop Ready program, which aims to streamline the process of moving a business project from concept to reality. Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, honorary chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Coulter for his efforts to make it easier for local businesses to create jobs in Ferndale. “Senator Begich and I have joined the NewDEAL because we believe we need to look for fresh ideas not just from the top down in Washington, but also from the …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter presented his State of the City Address on Thursday and announced a new initiative that will work to create an environment for businesses to flourish in the city.
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter said Thursday that the state of the city is "getting stronger" and there are many reasons to be optimistic about its future. As part of his State of the City Address at Valentine Distilling, Coulter said he believes the worst of the economic challenges are over and that the city is poised to prosper from the economic recovery that is just beginning. Hosted in the industrial setting of the distillery, around 100 people joined to listen as the mayor discussed the city's strengths, challenges, outlook for the future and plans to lead the city forward - including a new initiative he announced that aims to create an environment for businesses to flourish in Ferndale. Coulter thanked residents for their support and …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
He's enjoyed his time at the top since being appointed in January and hopes to continue in the role come November.
After six months at the helm of Ferndale's policymaking body, Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter is ready for more. On Tuesday, Ferndale's appointed mayor announced he'll take a run at the mayor's seat come Nov. 8. "I wanted to wait 'til after the budget was done before I made a decision," Coulter said. "It was a lot to deal with in the first six months of the year. "I'm ready to make that commitment to the two-year term." Coulter was unanimously appointed mayor in January, filling a seat left vacant by Ferndale's former mayor Craig Covey. Covey ran for the 25th District County Commissioner seat and won. Coulter held the same seat previously, but last year decided to take a run at the 14th District in the state Senate. Coulter lost in the August …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Current Ferndale mayor was appointed to the position in January and says he'll seek the seat in the next election.
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter will run for mayor in November, he announced Tuesday. Coulter was appointed to the Ferndale mayor's seat in January by City Council after the former mayor, Craig Covey, ran for and won the 25th District Oakland County commissioner's seat. Since Coulter's appointment in January, he has presided over a council that has hired an interim city manager, dealt with a millage election that passed by 197 votes, balanced this year's budget and next year's budget and hired a permanent city manager to replace the interim. “I never dreamed, 20 years after discovering Ferndale, that I’d have the honor of serving as mayor," Coulter said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. "While much has changed since then, the best things about…