Jim Kubicina Announces Rochester Hills City Council Re-Election Campaign

As a 29-year resident of Rochester Hills, Jim Kubicina is committed to seeing the community he loves continue to grow and thrive. Kubicina hopes to continue his work with Rochester Hills as the City Council Member representing District 2, by seeking re-election this November.  Kubicina started his community service in 1988 as a coach for his children's various sports teams. Over the years, Kubicina has coached more than 30 teams covering all sports for both boys and girls.  Kubicina then … [Read more...]

Stephanie Morita to Run for Re-Election to Rochester Hills City Council

Rochester Hills City Council Vice President Announces Re-Election Campaign Stephanie Morita recently announced she will seek re-election to the Rochester Hills City Council, serving District 1. Morita was originally elected to Rochester Hills City Council in 2013, and currently serves as Vice President. Morita, first moved to Rochester Hills in 2000, and is committed to continuing her work for the residents of Rochester Hills. “I believe that public service is a moral responsibility and … [Read more...]

Longest Serving Mayor of Rochester Hills

After 10 Years, Bryan K. Barnett Becomes Longest Serving Mayor in City’s History Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett recently became the longest serving mayor in the history of the city, passing the longevity mark set by former Mayor Billie Ireland who served for ten years. When he was appointed April 13, 2006, he was the youngest mayor in the United States to serve a city with over 50,000 people.  Since first elected, Mayor Barnett has focused on making Rochester Hills the nation’s … [Read more...]

Avondale Soccer Players Sign to Play at the College Level

Five Avondale High School Soccer Players Sign to Play College Ball - Two are From Rochester Hills Avondale high School announced five soccer players who signed to play college ball and pursue their degrees at some of the state’s most competitive college soccer programs. The high school celebrated the success of the athletes in front of a packed crowd of parents and siblings as well as coaches and teammates during one of the many college signing days the school will host this year. Avondale … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Second Annual Spencer Park Pond Hockey Classic

Encourages Residents to Engage in Outdoor Fun CANCELED DUE TO WARM WEATHER (had been rescheduled to February 18, but is now cancelled) On Saturday, February 18 (Rescheduled from February 11), residents will grab their sticks and show off their hockey skills at the second annual Spencer Park Pond Hockey Classic. The Classic promises to be a fun and friendly three on three outdoor hockey tournament for non-professionals, taking place at Spencer Park from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This adult … [Read more...]

Donate your Recyclebank Points to Rochester Hills Green School Finalists

City Encourages Residents to Donate Recyclebank Points for Projects From now until March 15, Recyclebank members can donate points to schools of their choice with just a few clicks. Rochester Hills schools have been longtime participants in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. To date, over $50,000 has been awarded to Rochester Community Schools to implement projects ranging from outdoor learning centers, recycling bins, water refilling stations, and more. This year, 11 Rochester … [Read more...]

Sensory Garden will be Part of Riverbend Park

Rochester Hills Receives $40,000 Grant for Riverbend Park Scotts Miracle Gro Provides Support for Sensory Garden The City of Rochester Hills was recently selected to receive a total of $40,000 in monetary support and in-kind donations, to develop the new sensory garden that will be a key feature in Riverbend Park. This 5,000 square foot garden will be comprised of two different areas – a student designed and maintained space and a professionally designed sensory garden. The garden will … [Read more...]

New Green Space Acquisition in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Permanently Preserves Green Space on City’s South Side Last week, City Council approved the acquisition of a parcel that will add to the city’s collection of green space parcels and keep the property permanently preserved.   This purchase provides another opportunity for residents to enjoy the beautiful open spaces that exists in our community. This ten-acre parcel features a high quality tree canopy, wildlife, and wetland area. The property, located at 1380 Ruby Avenue, is … [Read more...]

Eagle Scout to be Enhances Veterans Memorial Pointe in Rochester Hills

Avondale High School Student Honored at Rochester Hills City Council Meeting for Community Project Avondale High School senior Drew Gordon has been in Boys Scouts since the second grade with a goal of achieving the highest level in scouting, the Eagle Scout. His recent efforts to enhance Veterans Memorial Pointe in Rochester Hills not only earned him recognition from the Rochester Hills City Council but also brought him one step closer to being an Eagle Scout. “There are a lot of requirements … [Read more...]

Innovation and Growth Celebrated in Rochester Hills

Mayor's Business Council Recognizes Executive Business Leaders Business Executives from Rochester Hills were recognized by the Mayor’s Business Council at the annual awards meeting held at Meadow Brook Hall. Formed by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, the Mayor’s Business Council fosters an environment in which commerce can prosper by promoting collaboration among industry, education and government. Four awards were presented in two categories, the Mayor's Business Council Champion Awards and … [Read more...]