Women's Commission October presentation to focus on PPOs

Recognizing the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Women's Commission for Oakland County will welcome retired Judge Fred M. Mester at its October meeting.

Mester served on the Oakland County Circuit Court from 1982 to 2008. He is also an adjunct professor for Oakland University, Madonna University and Oakland Community College. He currently hears all Personal Protection Order proceedings for Oakland County.

Mester has received many awards, including the Earl. W. Kintner Award, the John N. O'Brien Memorial Award for Distinguished Community Activities, and a NAACP Humanitarian Award. He is active in many social service organizations, including HAVEN, and founded the program, "Reading to Reduce Recidivism," which aims to improve the literacy of criminal offenders.

In addition to Mester's presentation, the Women's Commission will hold its regular business meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Time is set aside for public comment.

The Women's Commission will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Commissioner's Auditorium, 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac. For information about the Women's Commission, visit http://www.oakgov.com/boc.

Published: Tue, Oct 19, 2010