Commissioners appoint senior community liaison

On April 5, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners announced the promotion of Kate Layton to the position of senior community liaison. She will be responsible for managing the media relations, communications and community outreach efforts of the Board of Commissioners and its 21 members.

"Kate Layton has demonstrated a total commitment to quality, professionalism and a tireless work ethic during her time working for the Board of Commissioners," stated Commission Chairman Michael J. Gingell (R-Lake Orion). "I know I can speak for all of my colleagues on the Board in expressing how pleased we are that she is stepping into this new role."

"I can't say enough to express how excited I am about Kate's promotion. We get asked all the time how we can better promote the work and programs we are doing to improve the lives of Oakland County residents and families," said Oakland County Commissioner and Minority Caucus Chairman Dave Woodward (D-Royal Oak). "I'm very confident we are going to see new, innovative and creative ways to engage the public and better support community outreach under her leadership."

Layton joined the Board of Commissioners in March 2015 as community liaison and quickly began taking on new and increasing responsibilities. She previously worked as chief of staff for an Illinois State Representative, where she was responsible for managing the district office, including staff, budget, communications, events and constituent services. Layton received a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Corporate and Multicultural Communications from DePaul University in Chicago.