New Face in Community Engagement


In an effort to streamline the City of Oak Park’s communications function with respect to budgetary conservation, City Manager Erik Tungate has brought in a new face to serve in the domains of both communications and community engagement. On Monday, August 13, 2018, Colton Dale began serving as Oak Park’s Community Engagement and Development Specialist. In this role, Mr. Dale will be responsible for public and media communications, community engagement matters, and various other duties related to community and economic development. He will serve in the Department of Economic Development and Communications.

Mr. Dale has a professional background in community relations, project management, and administration, and an educational background in American government. Immediately prior to serving in this new role, he was an intern at Oak Park, first in the City Manager’s Office and then in the Department of Economic Development and Communications. He is also currently a graduate student at Wayne State University earning his Master of Public Administration degree.

Going forward, all matters related to the duties listed above should be directed towards Mr. Dale. His contact information is listed below:

  • Colton Dale
  • Community Engagement and Development Specialist
  • Office Phone: (248) 691-7589
  • Cell Phone: (248) 514-3940
  • Email: