Mayor Barnett Speaks at National AARP Conference

Shares the Future of Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles Last month, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett joined Nancy LeaMond, AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, in a keynote discussion about the issues that affect the older citizens in our community the most, including mobility, aging in place, changing technology, affordable housing and quality of life. This timely and relevant discussion took place at the 6th Annual Livable … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Set to “Play Ball” October 17

City Partners with Major League Baseball for Fun and Free Event With baseball playoffs captivating the nation, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has partnered with the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) and Major League Baseball to host the Night Under the Lights event. Night Under the Lights has been scheduled for October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Earl E. Borden Park in Rochester Hills. At this event, boys and girls ages 8-14 will have a fun opportunity to grab their mitts and participate in a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Recognized as One of the Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

Among Top Ten in the U.S. The City of Rochester Hills has been recognized as the #8 best small city in America in which to start a small business by Verizon Business. The evaluation was based on six ranking factors including the education level of the local workforce, in-city commute times, income per capita, broadband access, availability of SBA loans, and overall tax friendliness for small businesses. Rochester Hills prides itself on creating a positive environment for new business … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Nearly $500,000 for Auburn Road

Aims to Transform Corridor into Vibrant District The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Transportation Alternatives Program awarded the City of Rochester Hills $481,318 to develop the Auburn Road Streetscape. This funding will be utilized as part of an approximately $10 million project that will make Auburn Road Corridor into a unique destination. Upgrades like wide sidewalks, benches, bike racks, and street lighting will give the stretch between Culbertson and … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Invited to White House Ceremony

Rochester Hills Attends Signing of Executive Order Supporting the American Worker Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was the only Mayor invited to the signing of an Executive Order establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker on Thursday, June 19, at The White House. The Executive Order signed by President Trump is designed to provide a forum for the development of a national strategy to address urgent workforce issues. It is specifically intended to raise awareness … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Additional $1.35 Million for Roads

Senator Marty Knollenberg Allocates Funding for Livernois and South Blvd in Rochester Hills The City of Rochester Hills was recently selected to receive a total of $1.35 million in additional state funding to support road improvements to both Livernois and South Boulevard. Senator Marty Knollenberg, who represents the 13th district, advocated for and was successful in getting an additional $1.95 million allocated specifically for local road repair projects in Rochester Hills and … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Establishes Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee

Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee At a recent City Council meeting, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett announced his plans to implement an Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. This committee will advise the Mayor on inclusion strategies that will continue to strengthen connections among diverse communities in the city. Over the past few decades, Rochester Hills has grown into the 12th largest city in the State of Michigan, creating a diverse community for residents to live, … [Read more...]

Oakland University Alumni Association Appoints Bryan K. Barnett as Board Chair

Rochester Hills Mayor Adds Board Chair of Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) to his Plate The Oakland University (OU) Alumni Association Board voted at its most recent meeting to elect Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett as its chairperson for the next two years. As chair, Barnett work will with the Alumni Association to set the agenda for alumni engagement and outreach for the organization. Barnett graduated from Oakland University’s School of Business with a degree in … [Read more...]

Desiree Linden Wins Boston Marathon

First American Woman to Win in More Than Three Decades Des Linden won the 2018 women's division of the Boston Marathon, becoming the first American woman to do so since 1985. She overcame a driving rain, grueling winds, and temperatures in the 30’s to win the marathon of marathons. Linden, a veteran long-distance runner, competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. This was reportedly Linden’s sixth time competing in the Boston Marathon. In 2011 she finished second by just two seconds. She … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Fire Department Rating May Lower Insurance Rates

Rochester Hills Fire Department Rating One of Michigan’s Best The Fire Department of the City of Rochester Hills has received an improved insurance classification from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), a leading independent source of information about property/casualty insurance risk. The ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) program helps to establish fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties by analyzing relevant fire suppression capabilities within … [Read more...]