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...]

Mayor Barnett and Mayor Duggan Host Michigan Mayors Meeting

Michigan’s Mayors Come Together in Detroit Mayors from many of Michigan’s cities came together on Wednesday with Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and leadership from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to discuss common issues, challenges, and successes. The USCM is the official non-partisan organization of cities. The Conference’s executives were in Detroit to meet with the group. Mayor Mike Duggan, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Westland Mayor Bill Wild, … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Goes to Washington

A Local Perspective on Washington’s Woes By Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett In my leadership role with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I have been afforded some amazing opportunities to represent the residents of my community while interfacing with some of the nation’s most influential leaders. I found it exhilarating to hear widely divergent points-of-view directly from those leading the conversation, all within a 72-hour period in Washington D.C. last week. I was among a small … [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...]

Barnett named to Mayors’ advisory board

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett has been selected by his peers to serve on the Advisory Board for the United States Conference of Mayors. He will serve on two standing committees, the Community Development and Housing Committee and the Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports Committee. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization for the 1,210 American cities with populations of 30,000 or more. The organization sets policy as the collective voice of … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Leads Census Participation

Rochester Hills, Michigan – The city’s participation in the 2010 Census has attracted the attention of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The city saw a dramatic increase in participation from 72% in 2000 to 86% in 2010 thanks to a concentrated effort during the 2010 Census gathering period.  Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has been invited to outline his successful strategy at the upcoming U.S. Conference of Mayors in Baltimore MD. To encourage participation in the 2010 Census, a 10-point outreach … [Read more...]