Visit Borden Park with Mayor Barnett

Rochester Hills Mayor's Video Log Entry Now how many of you have driven past this sign hundreds of times, but have never been inside? Come check it out.   Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and thanks for watching. You know, it’s not easy to dunk on these ten foot rims out here, but if you come out enough, to beautiful Borden Park, I bet you can do it too. Hey, we’re on our park expedition throughout the summer, and just encouraging our residents to find … [Read more...]

Remembering Community Philanthropist Steve Stolaruk

Steve Stolaruk, Community Philanthropist Honored for Life of Giving Contributed by Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett This morning we learned that Steve Stolaruk, a longtime resident and community supporter, passed away overnight. We were shocked and saddened by the news. Since the time I was elected Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Steve. Over the last ten years, I have found him to be a dynamic individual, passionate about … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Goes to Washington

A Local Perspective on Washington’s Woes By Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett In my leadership role with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I have been afforded some amazing opportunities to represent the residents of my community while interfacing with some of the nation’s most influential leaders. I found it exhilarating to hear widely divergent points-of-view directly from those leading the conversation, all within a 72-hour period in Washington D.C. last week. I was among a small … [Read more...]

Adams Road Opens for Holiday Weekend

Looking for some good news to kick off your Holiday Weekend? As of noon today the Road Commission for Oakland County has completely opened Adams Road between Hamlin and Avon. This section has been closed since July to make needed culvert and bridge repairs. Just in time for the long weekend and the start of school next Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Recognizes Community Volunteerism and Service

Rochester Hills, Michigan - After four successful years and the recognition of over 45 families within the Families First! initiative, Mayor Bryan Barnett is excited to announce the new expansion of the program, now called Community First, which will honor a broader community base of deserving candidates. While Families First! recognized outstanding families and individuals, Community First recipients may be individuals, families, local businesses or community organizations who reside, have a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Albania President September 22

Rochester Hills, Michigan–The City of Rochester Hills was pleased to welcome the President of the Republic of Albania, his Excellency Mr. Bamir Topi at an exclusive event at St. Paul’s Albanian Catholic Church, in Rochester Hills.  The event was at 11:00 a.m. on September 22, 2010 where the President placed wreathes beside the statues of Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu, a prominent historical figure in the history of Albania, and Nene Tereza (Mother Teresa). The President then addressed the crowd … [Read more...]

What did the City of Rochester Hills do over the summer?

All across Oakland County students are heading back to school. In Rochester Hills, many recent high school graduates are starting their higher education pursuits at Oakland University or Rochester College, while others are just beginning their four-year journey through Rochester, Rochester Adams, Stoney Creek, or Avondale High Schools.   The one question that is sure to be asked as students head back is, “What did you do over the summer?”   If the question were asked of us here in … [Read more...]

Round We Go: Hamlin and Livernois Roundabout Opening

Rochester Hills, MI- The City of Rochester Hills will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed roundabout at Hamlin and Livernois on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. All residents and guests are invited to attend and participate in a uniquely designed celebration. Those attending the ribbon cutting should park at Covenant Christian Church located at 900 West Hamlin Road, just east of Livernois.  The Hamlin and Livernois roundabout will be the seventh addition for Rochester … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Watershed Grant

Rochester Hills, MI- The City of Rochester Hills is pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) for the preservation Stony/Paint Creek Sub Watershed Implementation Project. "One of fourteen projects funded, the $265,000 grant will provide funding to acquire a 26 acre conservation easement, which will allow us to protect wetlands, woodlands, and support watershed planning along the Stony/Paint Creek," states Tara … [Read more...]

Update from Mayor Barnett

From our beautiful parks and trail ways, to our shopping and entertainment, Rochester Hills continues to be a place where visitors flock to experience what we get to enjoy each day as residents of this community. Summer in Rochester Hills has always been one of my favorite times. There’s so much to do here in this little corner of Michigan. But this year, things seem to be turned up a notch. While August is upon us, there is still plenty of summertime fun to be had, and as you make your list … [Read more...]