Former U.S. Congressman Bill Broomfield Dies at Age 96

Broomfield Center for Leadership at Rochester Hills Museum Lives On Former Congressman Bill Broomfield passed away on Wednesday evening, February 20, in suburban Washington. A well-known and dedicated public servant, he served in the Michigan State House of Representatives and Senate for seven years and then as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives for 36 years. As Congressman, he held an important role as a ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee during the Cold War. He was … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Declares Snow Emergency

Due to the forecasted winter storm, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has issued a snow emergency for the City of Rochester Hills effective, Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. until further notice. Due to the snow emergency, there will be no parking on city streets starting at 5:00 p.m. until further notice. All residents are asked to remove their vehicles from all city streets to allow the plows to clear the snow safely and efficiently. Vehicles parked in the roadway could be ticketed or towed … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Meets with President Trump and Senior Administration Officials

Last week, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett and a bipartisan group of mayors went to the White House to meet with the President, Vice President, and leadership to discuss their economic and workforce development priorities. Barnett is Vice President of the U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) and was attending the group's 87th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, He, along with USCM President, Mayor Steve Benjamin from Columbia, SC, led a bi-partisan group of mayors for a meeting at the White House on … [Read more...]

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...]