Pontiac Promise Zone 

The Pontiac Promise Zone was initiated by the Pontiac School District.

Media Contact:
Timothy R. Meyer, PhD
Promise Zone Authority Chair
341-2115
trmeyer@oaklandcc.edu


Pontiac Promise Zone Authority
Jeffrey M. Love
Chair
President
Baker College, Auburn Hills

Lonnie L. Bone
Vice Chair
VP
Public Relations/Community Involvement
Genisys Credit Union
Nellie B. LaGarde
Chrysler LLC (retired)

Holbart B. Maxey
Secretary
City resident
Timothy R. Meyer, PhD
Chancellor
Oakland Community College
Bishop William H. Murphy, Jr.
Bishop
New Mount Moriah International Church
Shirley A. Rand
Attorney
Shirley Rand Law Offices

Teresa A. Rodges
Treasurer
Executive Director
POH Riley Foundation/Marketing
Gary D. Russi, PhD
President
Oakland University
Jack Weiner, PhD
President and CEO
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Community Profile: Pontiac

  • Free and reduced lunch: 87.9% (state average: 41.0%)
  • Unemployment rate: 33.2%
  • 44.1% African-American; 13.5% Latino
  • Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4% (state average: 24.5%)