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...]

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...]

Paul Glantz Shares His Leadership Story

CEO of Emagine Theatre Shares His Leadership Story The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is proud to announce that Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, Paul Glantz will be this year's Broomfield Center for Leadership speaker. The event takes place at the Emagine Theatre in Rochester Hills on November 21 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Glantz is the driving force behind metropolitan Detroit's Emagine Theatres, which have repeatedly been recognized as the "Best Theaters in Michigan." … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Joins Mayors Delegation in Washington D.C.

Urges Senate to Include Nation’s Mayors at the Table to Reach Real Solutions Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett joined a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) to hold a press conference in the U.S. Capitol following meetings with key Senators to discuss a bipartisan way forward on the biggest issues of the day, including healthcare, infrastructure, and tax reform. In addition to Mayor Barnett, mayors in attendance included USCM … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Elected to the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Elected to National Leadership Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was recently elected as the Second Vice President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) at the organization’s 85th Annual meeting. With this election, Mayor Barnett will become President of the USCM and hold the title of “America’s Mayor” in June 2019. Mayor Barnett will be one of only four mayors from Michigan to hold the influential leadership position since 1932. The United States … [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...]

Trash to Cash Now Over $75,000

Rochester Hills Schools Receive $25,000 for Green Projects On Monday, May 15, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett announced that 12 Rochester Hills Schools received $24,583 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program. Representatives from 12 Rochester Hills schools gathered at the Rochester Community Schools Administration building to receive their checks and share how their projects are creating a more sustainable learning environment. Through a strong partnership with both Recyclebank … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is the New Name for Riverbend Park?

Dear Crabby, I Entered the "Name That Park" Contest for Rochester Hills and I Hear they have a Winner - What is the New Name for Riverbend Park? Sincerely, Deer Crash Park Hello Dear Crash, I assume that was your entry name in the contest? That's a good one, almost as good as my suggested name of "Coyote Chomp Park." Both pay tribute to the local wildlife and brings awareness to issues many residents have. But I feel our names were too over-the-top and edgy for the naming … [Read more...]

Fun and Entertainment at the Rochester Hills State of the City Address with VIDEO

Record Crowd of 600 Hears Diverse Stories of Growth and Success Mayor Bryan K. Barnett delivered his 11th State of the City address at Rochester Adams High School on April 10 to a record crowd of over 600. Guests zoomed over the red carpet, past the welcoming Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, and into the auditorium to here about the success of the city, as well as to be entertained by dancing, skits, musical numbers, and pyrotechnics. Inspired by the influence Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting a Tree at Meadow Brook Hall

Rochester Hills to Hold Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony Mayor Bryan K. Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills and Meadow Brook Hall to roll up their sleeves and celebrate Arbor Day on April 28 by helping to plant new trees on Meadow Brook’s historic grounds.  In an effort to revitalize the woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, 2017 as a community work day and … [Read more...]