Rochester Hills Partners with JustServe

Website Connects Residents with Non-Profits in Need www.JustServe.org, a free website that connects community organizations, is in need of volunteers with families looking for opportunities to use their extra time to do some good this summer. JustServe is a new online tool that promotes service opportunities in your community so you can make a difference wherever you are and however you want to volunteer. Through this site, organizations have the opportunity to submit projects at no … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Volunteers Needed in Detroit

Mayor Barnett Invites Residents to Participate Soon the Rochester Hills community will be rolling up their sleeves to help remove blight in the Denby neighborhood on Detroit’s northeast side. Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has partnered with Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based non-profit organization to offer a unique volunteering opportunity to residents of Rochester Hills to work with volunteers from all over Southeast Michigan that will help revitalize Denby High School and the surrounding … [Read more...]

Area’s Biggest Firework Show, Festival of the Hills, Blasts Off June 29

Thousands of families from Southeast Michigan will be setting up their chairs and blankets to watch the night sky light up on Wednesday, June 29, at the Annual Festival of the Hills Fireworks Show at Earl Borden Park. The Festival of the Hills, presented by Pulte Homes, is an Rochester Hills tradition celebrating it's 20th year as the third largest fireworks show in the State.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with activities for the whole family. Children can enjoy the free petting … [Read more...]

Paddlepalooza 2016

Let the fun and frivolity flow The City of Auburn Hills is partnering with the City of Rochester Hills on Paddlepalooza 2016, an annual canoe/kayak race and adventure river paddle down the Clinton River on Saturday, June 4. Participants will launch their watercraft at 8:30 a.m. from the banks of Riverside Park (corner of Auburn and Squirrel Roads in downtown Auburn Hills) and finish at River Crest Banquet Center (900 West Avon Road in Rochester Hills). In 2013, the Mayor’s Cup award was … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills State of the City 2016 with VIDEO

Ten Years of Addresses The 2016 Rochester Hills State of the City address was held Tuesday evening with a Hollywood Oscar Theme – red carpet entrance, awards, changing wardrobes – hosted by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. This was Barnett’s 10th address as mayor. Held as Stoney Creek High School, the event nearly filled their large auditorium and provided a wonderful stage to tell the audience about the successes of the city from the past year. “The City of Rochester Hills has had … [Read more...]

Residents Turn Recyclebank Points into Real Dollars for Students

12 Rochester Hills Schools Selected as Green Schools Finalists The City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce that 12 of the Rochester area schools are finalists for the Reyclebank Green Schools Program. This program allows schools to apply for up to $2500 to educate and motivate students to live a greener lifestyle. Rochester Hills schools have been longtime participants in Recyclebank’s Green Schools Program. To date, Recyclebank has given over $25,000 to Rochester Community Schools. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives International Recognition

City Continues Tradition of High Procurement Standards For the 12th consecutive year, the City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce that their team has been awarded the prestigious 20th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2015 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on the program’s standardized criteria. The criteria is designed to measure: … [Read more...]

NFPA Awards Rochester Hills 2015 Remembering When Scholarship

RHFD and Comfort Keepers Partner to Keep Seniors Safe The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently announced that the Rochester Hills Fire Department and Comfort Keepers, a local home visiting agency, have been selected to received the 2015 NFPA Remembering When Scholarship. his team is one of only 25 in the United States and Canada to receive this scholarship, and the funding will allow the team to attend the NFPA's training conference on fire and fall prevention. According to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts 33rd Annual Bass Tournament

Anglers and bass connect in spite of the weather Over 70 anglers of all ages took to the shore for the 33rd Annual Spencer Park Bass Tournament held Sunday, June 14. This free tournament provides prizes and trophies for seven categories and features a casting contest for young participants ages 12 and under. The rainy weather didn't stop the anglers from landing 33 fish and couldn't keep over 20 participants age 12 and under from testing their skills in the casting contest. Michael Riddle … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Awarded Mayor of the Year

Rochester Hills Recognized for Innovative Recycling On June 19, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was presented with the "Mayor of the Year" at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors for his commitment to increasing Recycling in Rochester Hills. "Mayor Barnett is a true Recyclebank champion. His leadership from day one has made the program one of the most successful in the nation," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "He optimized our partnership with Rochester Hills and rallied the community to … [Read more...]