Barnes & Noble Opens New Store Prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills now has Two Barnes & Noble Bookstores Barnes & Noble, Inc.,the world’s largest retail bookseller, opened a new store prototype at The Village of Rochester Hills (200 N. Adams Road) on March 27. This will be the first new prototype store in Michigan. Local author, columnist, and radio personality, Mitch Albom, was the location's first book signing and author appearance on Wednesday. Albom spoke of how important libraries and bookstores are and how they contain … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Touts City’s Preparation for the Future

Mayor Highlights Major Investments in Quality of Life at Community Outlook Breakfast Celebrating another year of success in Rochester Hills, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett shared some of the city’s national accomplishments during a 30-minute press conference, followed by joining a panel discussion to over 300 community leaders, business owners and local representatives. This annual Community Outlook Breakfast, hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, was once again the platform Mayor … [Read more...]

Award Recognizes City’s Outstanding Innovations in Elections

City of Rochester Hills Wins National Award for Election Day Innovation The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the City of Rochester Hills, Mich. was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. Rochester Hills received the award for an Election Day Precinct Support Portal. The annual “Clearie” awards recognize best practices in election administration and highlight exemplary models which can serve as examples to other … [Read more...]

Pathway to Public Service Available in Rochester Hills

Innovative Grant from Wells Fargo Will Fund $30,000 in Fellowships Recognizing the need to elevate the awareness of careers in municipal government and inspire the next generation of city employees, the City of Rochester Hills has created the 'Pathway to Public Service' program. The comprehensive initiative includes four components: an internship program and a fellowship program, both targeting college students, and outreach programs targeting high school students and college career planning … [Read more...]

Avon Creek Restoration Project

Rochester Hills Receives $100,000 for Creek Restoration The City of Rochester Hills recently received $100,000 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to complete the connection from Avon Creek to the Clinton River. The creek runs through the Rochester Hills City Hall property, at Avon Road and Rochester Hills Drive. Years of creek erosion made the creek deep and the bank slopes had become vertical. This prevented vegetation from growing, which in turn exacerbated the erosion … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Makes Maple Syrup

Tap into Upcoming Maple Syrup Events in Rochester Hills this Winter The City of Rochester Hills will give residents a behind-the-scenes look at how this sweet treat goes from the tree to table. On Saturday, February 23, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Bloomer Park, the city will be hosting Making Maple Syrup: A Backyard Guide to Beginners. Families will be able to join our outdoor engagement team to learn how to make their own maple syrup. This is a brand new program that will provide a more … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Declares Snow Emergency

Due to the forecasted winter storm, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has issued a snow emergency for the City of Rochester Hills effective, Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. until further notice. Due to the snow emergency, there will be no parking on city streets starting at 5:00 p.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 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Meets with President Trump and Senior Administration Officials

Last week, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett and a bipartisan group of mayors went to the White House to meet with the President, Vice President, and leadership to discuss their economic and workforce development priorities. Barnett is Vice President of the U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) and was attending the group's 87th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, He, along with USCM President, Mayor Steve Benjamin from Columbia, SC, led a bi-partisan group of mayors for a meeting at the White House on … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Provides Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Rochester Hills will once again provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday, January 5, 2019 Sunday, January 6, 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019 Sunday, January 13, 2019 Clinton River Watershed Council is located at 1115 W. Avon Road (south side of Avon, just west of Livernois Road). Please visit our Christmas Tree … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Grant from AARP to Build Intergenerational Play Area in Bloomer Park

A First within Our Community - Construction is Now Complete Earlier this year, the City of Rochester Hills received a $30,000 grant from AARP to build the City’s first multi-generational activity area. Installed at Bloomer Park, the area features outdoor fitness equipment and amenities specifically designed and curated for people age 50+. Construction is now complete. As part of the application process for its Community Challenge Grant, AARP received 1,600 submissions from municipalities … [Read more...]