Mayor Barnett Hosts Annual State of the City Address on March 28

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will deliver his 12th State of the City address on Wednesday, March 28 at Stoney Creek High School highlighting new business growth, providing an update on Innovation Hills, and sharing how Rochester Hills continues to be the preeminent place to live, work, and raise a family. The State of the City Address is an annual must see event where business leaders, residents, and other government officials come together to hear the community’s highlights, planned … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett to Talk Infrastructure with the White House

Rochester Hills Mayor, Bryan Barnett, Leads Nation’s Mayors in Discussing President’s Infrastructure Principles Mayor Bryan K. Barnett plans to meet with Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure, D.J. Gribbin, to discuss a city’s perspective on the President's recently introduced infrastructure plan. Barnett was asked to put together a bipartisan team of 15 mayors from across the country to take an in depth look at how the $200 billion will impact the country's vast … [Read more...]

Chief Financial Credit Union Invests $60,000 in Innovation Hills

As part of their commitment to give back to the community, Chief Financial Credit Union presented Mayor Barnett with a $60,000 investment toward the end of 2017 for the city's newest park, Innovation Hills. This donation will allow for the development of a one of a kind water feature that will serve as a focal point of the new park. The striking water wall will showcase the beauty of moving water over natural slate and welcome each and every guest to the region’s most innovative and … [Read more...]

Breakfast with the Bunny at Meadow Brook Hall

Hop On Over to Meadow Brook Hall for This New Family Event Breakfast with the Bunny will take place on Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Children of all ages will enjoy this Easter-themed celebration at the Great Estate. Breakfast with the Bunny begins with a delicious breakfast served in Meadow Brook’s two-story Ballroom. Guests will enjoy the following family activities: Photos with everyone’s favorite floppy-eared friend Strolling entertainment by Rodney … [Read more...]

Accidental Shooting in Rochester Hills

Oakland County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Respond to Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Deputies and the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to a residence located in the 50 block of Sugar Pine Rd. for a subject who had been shot. The complainant / Wife (age 39) stated that she had accidently shot her husband (age 40). The victim had a gunshot wound to his back above his right hip. The bullet appeared to have exited in the area of his lower abdomen. The victim was conscious and … [Read more...]

Snow Emergency for the City of Rochester Hills

Due to the forecasted winter storm, Mayor Barnett has issued a snow emergency for the City of Rochester Hills effective, Friday, February 9, 2018, at 8:30 am until further notice. Due to the snow emergency, there will be no parking on city streets starting at 8:30 a.m. until further notice. All residents are asked to remove their vehicles from all city streets to allow the plows to clear the snow safely and efficiently. Vehicles parked in the roadway could be ticketed or towed at the owner’s … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Creates Position to Improve City Services

City of Rochester Hills Hires First Strategic Innovations Specialist The City of Rochester Hills has named Tom Talbert as its first Strategic Innovations Specialist. Talbert, 58, joined Rochester Hills in January and will provide leadership for the city’s new initiatives and special projects. Talbert will assist departments with the creation and implementation of new programs and technologies, develop strategic partnerships with business and nonprofits, and develop data analytics to … [Read more...]

One of a Kind Playground Receives $200,000 Gift for Rochester Hills Park

Moceri Family Gives Largest Donation in Innovation Hills History The City of Rochester Hills is excited to announce that a $200,000 donation has been given to the city’s newest park, Innovation Hills. This is the single largest monetary donation the city has received for this fundraising campaign to date. The gift will launch the development of the region’s largest universally accessible play area. The universal play area provides an opportunity for the children in the community to learn … [Read more...]

Premier Academy Gets the Green Light at the Busy Intersection of Adams and Tienken

The intersection of Adams Road and Tienken Road was described as "horrendous" by most of the residents Monday night at the Rochester Hills City Council meeting. The Premier Academy's new construction plan calls for their second location of daycare/learning space to be built on the southeast corner of the busy intersection. Locals, both for and against, weighed in on whether city council should approve the proposal: Request for Conditional Use Approval - Premier Academy, a proposed 14,911 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Leads National Discussion on Autonomous Vehicles with VIDEO

Mayor Barnett Invites Nation’s Mayors to Prepare for a Driverless Future This week, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett of Rochester Hills and Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, hosted a national phone call through the U.S. Conference of Mayors to discuss how cities can be prepared for autonomous vehicle (AV) testing, organize pilot programs and develop proactive policies. Congress is now developing new federal legislation that seeks to establish rules to guide the deployment and manufacturing of … [Read more...]