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I hope you will use this webpage as a way to become more informed and more involved in events and decisions that effect the lives of the people of Pontiac. There are a lot of challenges that we face, but there are also many things to be proud of. We are a city rich in history and a city rich in potential.

Spirit of Pontiac Newsltter
Fall 2015
Summer 2015

Thanksgiving Day message from Mayor Deirdre Waterman…

We traditionally observe Thanksgiving as a day to come together with family, friends, and the community to give thanks for the many blessings of life.  As we come together in celebration of Thanksgiving, it is important to remember the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who selflessly serve, our public safety personnel and all public servants who many times sacrifice their family time to service and protect our interests.   My best wishes to everyone and their loved ones for a joyous  and bountiful Thanksgiving. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and best wishes for a joyful and safe holiday!

I hope to see you at the Tree of Hope tree lighting celebration on Friday, December 4th at 6:00 PM (!Pontiac-Prepares-to-Light-the-Tree-of-Hope/c6tk/563121150cf2ce5bf4319df3)

and the Holiday Extravaganza Parade, Saturday, December 5th at 11 AM (  Please click web links for more details.


Mayor Deirdre Waterman


City Services Note:  Please be reminded that with the exception of Public Safety, City Offices will be closed November 26th and 27th to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Regular business hours will resume Monday, November 30th.  Sanitation routes will be delayed one day.  Thursday routes will receive service on Friday, and Friday routes will be services on Saturday.

CNS Sponsored an Annual "Free" Turkey Giveaway to Pre-Registered Pontiac Families
In Partnership with Pontiac Mayor Waterman, the Oakland County
Sheriff Department and Pontiac City Council Members

Click here to read the media release

Discounted Rent for Northland Retailers
Property owners in the Indian Hill district of Pontiac are offering discounted rent to Northland Center Retailers.
Click here to read the article in Crain's Detroit Business
State of the City Address

Mayor Waterman presented the State of the City Address Monday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Grande Banquet Center. 
Click here to read the official press release.
Click here to see the program for the event
Click here to read the State of the City address along with the accompanying slideshow

Click here to read the press release regarding the progress being made to eliminate blight in the City of Pontiac
clickondetroitClick here to view an exclusive story about Mayor Waterman that was done on WDIV regarding Pontiac's future.