Ryan Smith, a physical education teacher at Orchard Hills and and K-6 Electives Content Area Leader for the Novi Community School District, was named to the Oakland County Oakland Together 40 Under 40 Class of 2022.
Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter announced members of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 on Feb. 28, 2022.
These individuals exemplify Oakland Together, Coulter's vision for a community working together to leverage its strengths, address its challenges, and find value in working with regional partners.
"This diverse group of exceptional individuals are leaders and entrepreneurs, activists and teachers," Coulter said. "But overall, they are all passionate about their communities, successful in their careers and bound for great things in the future. They embody the Oakland Together message that blends talent, skill and excellence with a commitment to public service."
"I am incredibly honored and humbled to be selected as a member of the Oakland County Oakland Together 40 Under 40 Class of 2022," Smith said. "I take great pride in being a leader within my community and helping grow Oakland County towards the Oakland Together Vision. Being a Novi graduate who still lives in Oakland County and has spent the majority of my educational career working within the Novi Community School District, I have worked tirelessly to help grow and develop deep relationships with the community and its stakeholders.
"My only hope is that I will have the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Novi and Oakland County as we grow together to develop the best future for all.”
- Orchard Hills Elementary