Rochester Hills Signs with New Garbage Hauler

Republic Services Sells Regional Assets to Green For Life (GFL) The Rochester Hills City Council unanimously voted to assign the City’s single waste trash hauler contract from Republic Waste to GFL Environmental, USA Inc. (GFL). The assignment was due to Republic’s selling of its regional assets to GFL in Southeast Michigan. Over the past two months, the City Council and the administration have done an extensive amount of due diligence to ensure this transaction was as smooth and simple as … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Elected to the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Elected to National Leadership Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was recently elected as the Second Vice President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) at the organization’s 85th Annual meeting. With this election, Mayor Barnett will become President of the USCM and hold the title of “America’s Mayor” in June 2019. Mayor Barnett will be one of only four mayors from Michigan to hold the influential leadership position since 1932. The United States … [Read more...]

Festival of the Hills at Borden Park June 28

Family Fun and Fireworks at Festival of the Hills June 28 at Borden Park This year's family friendly event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, with family games and live entertainment. Michigan's 2nd largest fireworks show will begin at 10:00 p.m. This event is located at Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Bring the family and have some fun. Parking, Rules, and Video at the Event Website   … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Ninth Annual Fun Run

Government Youth Council Gives Back to Local Charity On June 17, runners and walkers will lace up their shoes and head to Bloomer Park for the Annual Rochester Hills Government Youth Council Charity 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Omega Rehab Services and River Square Family Dentistry.   This year, all the proceeds will go to the Assistance League of Southeast Michigan, a nonprofit 501 (c), (3), hands-on all volunteer organization whose mission is to clothe, feed, educate and comfort infants, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Graduate Receives Scholarship to Attend Oakland University

Huntington Ford Scholarship Jumpstarts Avondale Graduate’s Nursing Career Aspirations  For the sixth year, Huntington Ford of Rochester Hills has awarded a full-tuition, renewable scholarship to an Oakland University-bound student who has demonstrated financial need, outstanding academic performance and devotion to extracurricular activities. This year’s recipient is Bridgette Morris, a 2017 graduate of Avondale High School. She intends to study nursing at Oakland University, and plans … [Read more...]

Rochester Hill’s Riverbend Park is Now Innovation Hills Park

City Council Renames Riverbend Park Many communities have a Riverbend Park. When people suggested meeting at "Riverbend Park" - you used to have to ask, "Which one?" Riverbend Park was the official name of the Rochester Hills city park located north off Hamlin Road, between Adams and Crooks Roads, even though the entrance sign clearly showed "River Bend Park" as the name. However, none of that will mater now. After a community-wide contest, the Rochester Hills City Council unanimously … [Read more...]

Major County Investment Secured for Rochester Hills Roads

Commissioners Kochenderfer, Tietz Team Up to Secure Major County Investment in Rochester Hills Road Repairs  On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed resolutions sponsored by Commissioners Adam Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing a total of $247,492 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills. These contributions will assist in the completion two projects - the resurfacing of South Boulevard and the City’s 2017 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Resident Named Nightingale Nursing Award Winner

Oakland University to Recognize Prestigious Nurses offering Exceptional Care at the 29th Annual Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence Samuel A. Turner of Rochester Hills was highlighted at last night's 29th annual Nightingale Nursing awards dinner. He is a nurse at Harper/Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit. He earned the award in the category of  "Staff Nurse Practice" This award is presented to a professional nurse who demonstrates excellence in direct patient care delivered in a … [Read more...]

Trash to Cash Now Over $75,000

Rochester Hills Schools Receive $25,000 for Green Projects On Monday, May 15, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett announced that 12 Rochester Hills Schools received $24,583 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program. Representatives from 12 Rochester Hills schools gathered at the Rochester Community Schools Administration building to receive their checks and share how their projects are creating a more sustainable learning environment. Through a strong partnership with both Recyclebank … [Read more...]

Fun and Entertainment at the Rochester Hills State of the City Address with VIDEO

Record Crowd of 600 Hears Diverse Stories of Growth and Success Mayor Bryan K. Barnett delivered his 11th State of the City address at Rochester Adams High School on April 10 to a record crowd of over 600. Guests zoomed over the red carpet, past the welcoming Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, and into the auditorium to here about the success of the city, as well as to be entertained by dancing, skits, musical numbers, and pyrotechnics. Inspired by the influence Rochester Hills … [Read more...]