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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...]

Red Carpet, Dancing, and Surprises Sure to Entertain

Rochester Hills Hosts Annual State of the City Address on April 10 Mayor Bryan K. Barnett will deliver his 11th State of the City address on Monday, April 10 at Rochester Adams High School. 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 and planned initiatives. Inspired by the influence the Rochester Hills community members have at home and around the world, the … [Read more...]

Sensory Garden will be Part of Riverbend Park

Rochester Hills Receives $40,000 Grant for Riverbend Park Scotts Miracle Gro Provides Support for Sensory Garden The City of Rochester Hills was recently selected to receive a total of $40,000 in monetary support and in-kind donations, to develop the new sensory garden that will be a key feature in Riverbend Park. This 5,000 square foot garden will be comprised of two different areas – a student designed and maintained space and a professionally designed sensory garden. The garden will … [Read more...]

Innovation and Growth Celebrated in Rochester Hills

Mayor's Business Council Recognizes Executive Business Leaders Business Executives from Rochester Hills were recognized by the Mayor’s Business Council at the annual awards meeting held at Meadow Brook Hall. Formed by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, the Mayor’s Business Council fosters an environment in which commerce can prosper by promoting collaboration among industry, education and government. Four awards were presented in two categories, the Mayor's Business Council Champion Awards and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Launches Name That Park Contest

Residents Have the Opportunity to Be a Part of History At 2800 West Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills has begun the initial stages of building a new and innovative park, currently known as Riverbend, that will revolutionize recreation in the city. This beautiful 119 acre undeveloped parkland has gorgeous bluffs, untouched prairie, the mighty Clinton River, and is truly a jewel in our community. The city has been working for months with planners, residents, and neighbors to deliver a design that … [Read more...]

One of Only 160 in the Nation

Rochester Hills Fire Department Receives Life Safety Achievement Award The Rochester Hills Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2015 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The Life Safety Achievement Award recognizes local fire prevention efforts that have contributed to reducing the number of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Design Open House

Residents Invited to Shape the Future of the Auburn Road Corridor On Monday, October 10, the City of Rochester Hills will host a Design Open House for the Auburn Road Corridor. This open house builds upon the ideas that residents and businesses shared at a initial design open house in May. The Auburn Road Corridor is located on Auburn Road from Culbertson Avenue to Dequindre Rd through the Brooklands neighborhood. “Engaging residents in the planning process allows our team to ensure that … [Read more...]