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...]

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...]

Mayor Barnett to Talk Infrastructure with the White House

Rochester Hills Mayor, Bryan Barnett, Leads Nation’s Mayors in Discussing President’s Infrastructure Principles Mayor Bryan K. Barnett plans to meet with Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure, D.J. Gribbin, to discuss a city’s perspective on the President's recently introduced infrastructure plan. Barnett was asked to put together a bipartisan team of 15 mayors from across the country to take an in depth look at how the $200 billion will impact the country's vast … [Read more...]

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...]