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...]

Innovation Hills Groundbreaking Ceremony

The City of Rochester Hills Invites you to the Innovation Hills Groundbreaking Ceremony Rescheduled from Wednesday to Thursday The City of Rochester Hills invites residents to join them for an Innovation Hills Groundbreaking Ceremony. The event will take place on Thursday, August 30, at 3:00 p.m. at 2800 W. Hamlin Road. Please RSVP at mailto:mayorsoffice@rochesterhills.org … [Read more...]

The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Celebrates 35 Years as the Areas Center for Philanthropy

The Greater Rochester area is known for its giving spirit. Residents, organizations and businesses alike come together to give, in big and small ways, on a daily basis. Many of this giving is done behind the scenes. Unsung heroes help to make this community a premier place to live. Celebrating 35 years as the greater Rochester area’s center for philanthropy and endowed funds, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester is possibly one of the community’s most valuable unsung heroes. The … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Remembering Community Philanthropist Steve Stolaruk

Steve Stolaruk, Community Philanthropist Honored for Life of Giving Contributed by Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett This morning we learned that Steve Stolaruk, a longtime resident and community supporter, passed away overnight. We were shocked and saddened by the news. Since the time I was elected Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Steve. Over the last ten years, I have found him to be a dynamic individual, passionate about … [Read more...]

Modetz Family Gives Back to Innovation Hills

River Bend Park, Renamed to Innovation Hills this Year, Now Has the Money For a Waterfall The City of Rochester Hills continues to be the beneficiary of outstanding community generosity. This time, thanks to the Modetz family.  Philanthropists John and Mary Modetz, hope to assist with the creation of a park that will be one of a kind.   Mary Modetz said the family’s decision to direct the money to the new park was an easy one. The donation will be used to build one of the first features of … [Read more...]

Brooksie Way Celebrates Ten Years with $30,000 Grant

Innovation Hills to Name Trail the Brooksie Way In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Brooksie Way has elected to fund one exciting mini-grant application. Thanks to their support, $30,000 will be given to Innovation Hills, formerly known as Riverbend Park, to name a section of trail the Brooksie Way (different from the event of the same name). The Brooksie Way will run immediately adjacent to the pristine, winding Clinton River. This path will highlight the natural beauty of over 113 … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills Receives $25,000 Donation for Innovation Hills Park

Hamlin Tool Gives Back to Rochester Hills in Celebration of 65th Anniversary In celebration of their 65th anniversary, Hamlin Tool recently announced a donation to the City of Rochester Hills. This multi-faceted donation includes a $25,000 gift to Innovation Hills, formerly known as Riverbend Park, and a $6,000 donation to purchase collapsible safety cones to be used for the Department of Public Services (DPS) and the Oakland County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO). Hamlin Tool & Machine’s … [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...]