Friday, April 24, 2009

Watch Crestwood and Westwood School Board Forum

The City of Dearborn Heights is airing the Crestwood and Westwood Candidate Forums on
WDHT (channel 12 Comcast, channel 10 WOW)
twice a day, 7 days a week
11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Next week there should be a DVD of the forums available in both of the Dearborn Heights Libraries. 
We will also try to upload them for internet viewing next week - stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Crestwood Candidate Bio - Wanda Saad

My name is Wanda Saad, 43, and my husband Al and I have been raising our four children in Dearborn Heights for over 18 years.

I've volunteered countless hours in the Crestwood schools as well as being a member of several Crestwood school improvement teams. I want to take the commitment I brought to those events to a new level and serve as your next Crestwood school board member.

I am a passionate advocate for placing educational excellence first. We need to continue to improve student learning and provide quality instruction in classrooms by supporting our teachers, students, and parents.

Crestwood Candidate Bio - Zenna F. Elhasan

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law - Juris Doctorate
Wayne State University - post graduate studies in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry
University of Michigan - Bachelor's of Science with a major in Biology

Attorney with Allen Brothers, PLLC, a Detroit-based law firm.

Dearborn Heights resident; 31 years old; non-incumbent; I am married to Mohamed and we have three children: Hadi (4), Noah (3) and Jacob (2). I am a practicing attorney and serve as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Dearborn Heights. I am a member of the Dearborn Heights Chamber of Commerce, a member of both...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Save Your Savings - Financial Literacy Workshop

 A Free Financial Advice and Counseling Session
Monday, April 13, 2009 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Social Sciences Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn campus
4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Michigan.
Congressman John D. Dingell and Senator Carl Levin are co-hosting this workshop in collaboration with a group of federal government agencies and local consumer advocacy organizations.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers conduct some type of financial transaction requiring an educated decision every day: shopping for a mortgage or auto loan; understanding and reconciling credit card statements and utility bills; choosing savings and retirement plans; comparing health insurance policies; understanding their credit report and how it affects their ability to get credit and at what cost; or simply deciding how to pay for a purchase. Education is undoubtedly the first line of defense for consumers when it comes to protecting themselves from frauds or rip-offs.

Too many Michigan consumers have fallen victim to confusing or crooked financial schemes. We believe it is imperative that the community be armed with information that will help them make sound decisions when it comes to their finances. This free seminar on April 13th will provide information on how to identify and avoid credit and financial fraud, predatory lending, student loan scams, business opportunity fraud, credit card scams, mortgage foreclosure rescue scams and other unscrupulous investment activities. There also will be financial counselors on site to provide free one-on-one advice after the event.

I encourage you to share this information with anyone you believe might benefit. The seminar is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the parking structure located on Monteith Boulevard on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus; campus maps and directions can be found at: .
For more information on the financial literacy seminar, please call Senator Levin's Detroit office at 313-226-6020 or Congressman Dingell's Dearborn office at 313-278-2936.

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 30th Public Event: "Green Cities"

"How Green Is Your City" and "Tips For A Greener Household"
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - University of Michigan-Dbn, Environmental Interpretive Center
Gathering for environmental information 6:30pm - Speaker Presentation: 7:00pm
Global warming is a catastrophic threat to our environment, our health and our economy. The scientific evidence is clear that climate change, caused largely by human emissions of greenhouse gases, is here now. Green thinking municipalities and more earth friendly residents are a part of the answer. Join us to know what you can do about it.
Speakers will include:
Mayor Jack O'Reilly, Opening Statement
Mayor Daniel Paletko, "How Green Is You City"
Jim Murray, Director of Dearborn Department of Public Works, and Former Chairperson of the Rouge River Advisory Council
Pam Brady, VP. LWV of Troy, MSU Cooperative Extension Service and SOCRRA Master Recycler
Mayor Paletko will speak about the joint agreement between DTE Energy and Dbn Hgts to save energy and lower citizens electricity bills.
Mr. Murray will include in his talk information about the seven rain gardens Dearborn has added to its DPW yard to slow polluted stormwater from entering the Rouge.
Pam Brady will pass on her years of expertise regarding our ability to reduse, reuse, and recycle. She will include information on Electronic Waste and those contacts available in this area.
The seminar is sponsored by the League of Wormen Voters, Dearborn/Dearborn Heights
The program is free, but advanced registration is suggested.
DIRECTIONS: UofM Dbn. EIC is off Evergreen Rd, between Ford Rd and Michigan Ave. Turn west
at the light near the north end of campus, Monteith Blvd. Take this straight to the end...the EIC is the last building after the free parking structure.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dbn Hts School Boards - Apr. 6 Candidate Forum

LWVDDH will be hosting a candidate forum for
 Westwood and Crestwood School Districts.
Monday Evening, April 6th
Live forum begins at 6:30pm
(forum will be taped for showing on local channels)
The public is welcome to attend and participate.
Dearborn Heights City Council Chambers
6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights MI 48127

Contact us at for more information.