Barbara Hankey Named Director of Oakland County Department of Utilities – The Oakland Press

Barbara Hankey has been named director of public services for Oakland County.

Hankey replaces Mark Newman, who retired in February after nearly 8 years in the role. Since 2001, Hankey has served as director of the county’s Community Corrections Division.

Hankey’s nomination by Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter was approved by the County Board of Commissioners at their Sept. 30 meeting. Coulter informed the board of the appointment in a letter dated September 24.

Coulter said Hankey, who has worked for the county since 1988, provides performance-based leadership to ensure the county provides equitable services to residents and achieves his administration’s strategic public safety and reform goals. of criminal justice.

“His commitment to measurably improving outcomes in community corrections has earned him the respect and praise of his colleagues and county officials,” he said.

Hankey is the first woman to lead the county’s public services department, which includes the medical examiner’s office, animal shelter and pet adoption center, community corrections and circuit court probation. .

She is currently president of the Michigan Association of Community Corrections Advisory Boards and past president of the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals.

“As head of the community corrections division, Ms. Hankey demonstrated a strong commitment to collaboration and innovation that distinguished her as a recognized leader in the field of administration and corrections reform,” Coulter wrote in his Sept. 24 letter. “Her experience and many talents will serve Oakland County well as she takes on this new role.”

The Department of Corrections has a general fund/general purpose budget for fiscal year 2021 of approximately $48 million. Hankey’s annual base salary is between $136,000 and $183,000.