Mayor Barnett Discusses Technology with Mayors from around the Globe

Mayor's Vlog from Dunchurch, England Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and as always, thanks for watching. Coming to you today from a very unique location, in the middle of England, in the town of Dunchurch, where we’ve just concluded the global parliament of Mayors. I was asked to join several other mayors representing the United States, here and in Bristol, to talk about some of the challenges that mayors face around the world. You know, it’s always fun and … [Read more...]

Barnett VS Barnett in Inaugural Paint Creek Cup

Lake Orion VS Rochester Hills Two brothers competing for the prestigious Paint Creek Cup. Lake Orion Township Supervisor, Chris Barnett, and M Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, challenge each other to a bike race on Saturday, September 22 at 12:30 p.m. on the Paint Creek Trail racing the distance between Lake Orion and Rochester. Spectators may gather in the backyard at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, MI at 12 noon to see Bryan start the race at 12:30 p.m. and wait for Chris finish the … [Read more...]

Back to School in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Mayor’s Video Log Entry Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and as always thanks for watching. Well we’ve had a lot of fun, summer broadcasts this year, but as the seasons turn, today we bring you a very important message.   As you can see from the activity behind me school is back in session, and here in the City of Rochester Hills, that means lots of things. It means that you’ll see these big, yellow buses around town, you’ll see moms and … [Read more...]

Rochester Falcons vs. Rochester Adams Highlanders

Rochester Hills Mayor’s Video Log Entry Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and thanks so much for watching. You know, as summer winds to an end, one of the best times in this community is right around the corner. It’s fall, it’s cider, it’s donuts, and it’s football. Tonight we are gonna watch one of the greatest cross town rivalries in our community’s proud and storied history, as Rochester Adams takes on the Rochester Falcons right here on the Rochester Falcon … [Read more...]

Royal Oak Man Drowns While Swimming in Rochester Hills Park

From Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Yesterday marked an incredibly sad day for our City. Last evening I received word of a drowning at Carter Lake at Spencer Park. As we await final details regarding this situation from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, our prayers and condolences go out to the immediate family and friends of the deceased. I met with park leadership and employees last evening. Based on my understanding of the situation, I’m extremely proud of the way in which our … [Read more...]

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...]

Mayor Barnett’s New Year’s Message

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Reflects on 2017 and Looks Forward to 2018 It’s amazing how quickly a year can race by isn’t it? Or several really. When I first became Mayor my oldest son was just turning two and still in diapers. This fall he will be a freshman at Rochester High School. Time flies when you’re having fun. No matter how many years go by there’s something about the start of a new year. It propels us to take stock of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Voters Write-In Bryan Barnett for Third Term as Mayor

Third Term for Mayor Barnett The Oakland County Elections Division has released the numbers for the 2015 general election. With 32 of 32 precincts reporting, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett presumably gets a third term as a write-in candidate. Jim Stevens took 1,413 votes, Ravi Yalamanchi took 7,120 votes, and 9,708 votes went to WRITE-IN. Certainly, other names could be included in this early tally as a write-in, however the consensus is the majority will be for current Rochester … [Read more...]

Another Successful Writers’ Conference at OU

Eighth Annual Conference Rochester Writers hosted its eighth annual event at Oakland University on Saturday. Nearly ninety people were in attendance taking up several rooms in the Oakland Center on campus. The all-day event began in 2008 as a way to bring authors and writers together for networking and professional development. The Presentations As usual, the conference had several workshops, lectures, and discussions going on simultaneously for attendees to select presentations that best … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Rochester Hills Mayoral Race

Let’s Keep a Good Thing Going? Sure -- For The Term Limited Mayor! With a cushy job making over $100k, complete with car, generous travel expense account for his frequent trips to Washington DC, (and Saudi Arabia?) and unlimited taxpayer funded video productions for numerous vlog entries, no wonder Bryan Barnett still wants to be mayor. For the past 9 years, Barnett has had it pretty good while the rest of our residents fought to keep jobs, took huge concessions with their pay as well as … [Read more...]